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Apollo 16: The NASA Mission Reports Vol 1: Apogee Books Space Series 23 Paperback – June 1, 2002

ISBN-13: 978-1896522586 ISBN-10: 1896522580 Edition: Pap/Cdr

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Product Details

  • Series: Apogee Books Space Series (Book 1)
  • Paperback: 312 pages
  • Publisher: Collector's Guide Publishing, Inc.; Pap/Cdr edition (June 1, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1896522580
  • ISBN-13: 978-1896522586
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 6.8 x 9.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,992,249 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By John R. Keller on July 1, 2002
Format: Paperback
Over the past three and a half years, Robert Godwin and Apogee Books have compiled a variety of various NASA documents, press kits, crew interviews and the like, which recount the early days of the space race and specifically the Apollo missions. As is obvious from the title, this book focuses on the Apollo 16 moon mission. Apollo 16 was the second of three long duration (3 days) missions and again featured the lunar rover, which greatly extended the area that the two astronauts could explore. Veteran astronaut John Young who was making his fourth trip into space commanded this mission, rookie Charlie Duke accompanied Young to the lunar surface as the Lunar Module pilot and Ken Mattingly was the Command Module pilot.
Like many of the other volumes in this NASA Mission Report series, the book opens with the usual NASA mission press kit. It is easy to tell that the author (and I guess his staff) spent some time searching for some very clean originals, since compared to their earlier efforts the scanned in drawings are almost perfect. In addition, to the customary background information, the press kit focuses on the scientific aspects of the mission including some nice information on the often overlooked orbital photography observations. The next section contains the Pre-Flight Mission Operations Report, which presents a basic overview of the planned activities of the mission, including the EVA timelines. It is interesting to note that the format of these timelines is still used today to plan EVAs for the space station assembly. The next section presents the Post-Launch Mission Operations Report and describes the Mission problems and deviations from planned activities.
The final section, the crew debrief section, covers over half of the book, is 160 pages long.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By An. Onymous on September 7, 2002
Format: Paperback
Another book in the exciting Nasa mission reports.
While I have no wish to repeat what has been written in other reviews, it seems to me that the publisher manages to cram more and more material into each edition.
I must also comment very favourably on the included CD-ROM.
The lay-out has been consisted throughout the series and the content is very easy to access.
I have been absolutely hooked on this astonishing series and the present volume is no exception.
Mr Goodwin, please keep them coming.
If you are interested in the hard data on space missions then these books including this one are for you. But even if you do not want to know at what time TLI took place, the accompanying CD-ROM still makes it worth the price of admission.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael M. Hansen on February 9, 2011
Format: Paperback
I have tried to order Apollo 16 from three different sellers and each time the order has been cancelled due to the book being "unavailable from this seller." If it's unavailable, why is it advertised on Amazon? Buyer beware!
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John D. Kovac on May 21, 2005
Format: Paperback
My book, Apollo 16, was sent with a torn back cover, taped with scotch tape, and the CD ROM that was supposed to be part of the book was not included with it. It may have been an oversight, but this is not what I would call a good quality used book.
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