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NASA Project Apollo - Where No Man Has Gone Before: A History of Apollo Lunar Exploration Missions (NASA History Series Book 4214) Kindle Edition

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Length: 513 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • File Size: 1696 KB
  • Print Length: 513 pages
  • Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration (January 17, 2013)
  • Publication Date: January 17, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B2WROW2
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Colin Brown VINE VOICE on August 9, 2013
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William Compton has set out in this book to detail the scientific aspects of the Apollo moon landings and in doing so has turned a potentially dry subject with lots of technical jargon into a highly readable and interesting book.

The author has thoroughly researched this (as is evident from the appendixes and references which take up roughly 1/4 of the book).

Although the book is really about the scientific aspects of the Apollo flights including the ALSEP packages, SIM bay on the service module etc., the author details the findings of the major scientific conferences, the politics in dealing with NASA, the major players and so much more. In the end it gives you a very good understanding of the science of Apollo, what the people hoped to achieve and also some preliminary results from the geology etc. of the moon rocks brought back by the Apollo astronauts.

There are a couple of major conferences held by the scientists which Mr Compton details and these are referred to again and again throughout the text.

A thoroughly good read and on a subject not a lot of people have touched upon.

The kindle version of this book differs slightly from the print edition (I own and have read both). One is that a lot of the references in the text are printed at the end of each section in the kindle version whereas in the print edition they are in an appendix. Another is that the kindle version is missing a few of the photographs that are present in the print edition. This doesn't detract from the book however.

Given the price of this kindle version, I would highly recommend this book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Steven DiTommaso on January 11, 2015
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Lacking in detail and substance. 40 percent of the book focused on the lunar receiving laboratory and the astronaut/scientist debate, whereas two paragraphs discussed the Apollo 16 mission.
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By dcshal on May 23, 2014
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This is a good book on the development of NASA's Apollo missions to the moon. My only complaint about the book is that it stops with the last manned mission to the moon. Its silent on the Skylab missions which was a disappointment.
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