- Series: Smithsonian History of Aviation and Spaceflight (Paperback)
- Paperback: 304 pages
- Publisher: Smithsonian Books; Smithsonian History edition (September 11, 2009)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1588342735
- ISBN-13: 978-1588342737
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 111 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #262,076 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Moon Lander: How We Developed the Apollo Lunar Module (Smithsonian History of Aviation and Spaceflight (Paperback)) Smithsonian History Edition
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About the Author
The recipient of a Grumman Engineering Scholarship upon graduating from high school, Thomas J. Kelly worked for the company for more than forty years, retiring in 1992. Now an aerospace and computer consultant, he lives in Cutchogue, New York.
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Mr. Kelly was an experienced aerospace engineer and his writing style is highly technical. Yet you can find the story through his jargon. I liked this book. I discovered things about the LM that I never knew before (and I thought I knew just about everything).
If you are a space buff and especially if you are a student of the space program's early history this is a must read!