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Author Beattie, Donald A

Title Taking science to the moon : lunar experiments and the Apollo Program / Donald A. Beattie
Published Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2001


Description 1 online resource (xv, 301 pages) : illustrations
Series New series in NASA history
New series in NASA history.
Contents From the jungle to Washington -- Early theories and questions about the moon -- What do we do after Apollo? -- The United States Geological Survey joins our team -- Science payloads for Apollo-the struggle begins -- Developing the geological equipment, related experiments, and sampling protocols -- The Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package and assocoiated experiments -- Walk, fly, or drive? -- Astronaut training and mission simulation -- Studying the moon from orbit -- On to the moon-science becomes the focus -- The J missions-we almost achieve our early dreams -- The legacy of Apollo
Summary "How did science get aboard the Apollo rockets, and what did scientists do with the space allotted to them? Taking Science to the Moon describes, from the perspective of NASA headquarters, the struggle that took place to include science payloads and lunar exploration as part of the Apollo program. Author Donald A. Beattie - who served at NASA from 1963 to 1973 in several management positions and finally as program manager, Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments - here supplies a detailed, insider's view of the events leading up to the acceptance of science activities on all the Apollo missions."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 289) and index
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Subject Project Apollo (U.S.)
Project Apollo (U.S.)
Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package.
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Aeronautics & Astronautics.
Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package
Moon -- Exploration -- Instruments
Form Electronic book
LC no. 00010272
ISBN 0801872677