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From the reviews of the second edition:
“This book was written for those … to learn without the prerequisite degree in aeronautics. … Due to the high level of detail that is paid to virtually all aspects of Apollo, this book is well worth the price and should be considered a must have for space aficionados. … There are additional stories of Apollo’s engineering triumphs both on the surface of the Moon as well as in flight, much of which reflects my continuing journey into the technical achievement that was Apollo.” (Jason Rhian, Aviation Week, March, 2011)
“How Apollo Flew to the Moon is the consummate technical narrative about the Apollo lunar program for the nontechnical reader. … for those who have a long-held interest in the Apollo program and always wondered how things worked this is a treasure trove. … is not only a fun and accessible tech-read but also a very valuable reference book, where you will find detail and minutia that is difficult to find anywhere else. … no comparable work which is so accessible or rewarding to read.” (Rod Pyle, Quest, Vol. 19 (3), 2012)
This new and expanded edition of the bestselling How Apollo Flew to the Moon tells the exciting story of how the Apollo missions were conducted and follows a virtual flight to the Moon and back. New material includes:
- the exploration of the lunar surface;
- more illustrations;
- more technical explanations and anecdotes.
From launch to splashdown, hitch a ride in the incredible Apollo spaceships, the most sophisticated machines of their time. Explore each step of the journey and glimpse the enormous range of disciplines, techniques, and procedures the Apollo crews had to master. Although the tremendous technological accomplishments are well documented, the human dimension is not forgotten, and the book calls on the testimony of the people who were there at the time. A wealth of fascinating and accessible material is provided, including: the role of the powerful Saturn V; the reasoning behind trajectories; the day-to-day concerns of human and spacecraft health; the triumphs and difficulties of working in an unforgiving and hostile environment while surrounded by hard vacuum and pernicious dust; and the sheer daring that was involved in traveling to the Moon in the mid-20th century.
If you have the book from the same publisher on the Space Shuttle (To Orbit and Back Again), you'll like this one. It is a similar format.Published 25 days ago by A. Wall
This is an outstanding book describing and explaining the technology of the Apollo space program. I've read dozens and dozens of books on the Apollo-era manned space program... Read morePublished 1 month ago by TJC
If you leave detail related reads and want in depth material then you will really enjoy this one. Awesome! GreatPublished 1 month ago by RC Faulk
This is an excellent book! It provided an extremely detailed look into the Apollo program. It was technical but a layman such as myself could understand it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Donald K. White, Jr.
The Apollo program is my holy Grail. This book is your map. Best Apollo tome I've ever read. Buy it.Published 3 months ago by Richard Dargan
Pretty enjoyable and detailed account of how Apollo functioned and some of the trials and challenges the scientists faced.Published 7 months ago by Cam
"How Apollo Flew to the Moon" is a rare book - a doorstop-sized technical study of manned spaceflight that can actually be read and understood by normal human beings. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Daryl Carpenter
This book gives the perfect combination of technical details combined with narrative vignettes and dialog between the astronauts. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Miss Budgie