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The Complete Apollo Program From Beginning to End
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The Complete Apollo Program From Beginning to End
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The Complete Apollo Program From Beginning to End
COMPTON, William D. Where No Man Has Gone Before, A History of Apollo Lunar Exploration Missions. NASA SP-4214. Washington: 1989. xiii, 415 pp. Illustrations. 10 by 7 inches. Original blue printed wrapper.
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Catalogue Note

SIGNED and INSCRIBED with their individual Apollo flight number(s) by: BUZZ ALDRIN, GORDON COOPER, WALT CUNNINGHAM, RICHARD GORDON, FRED HAISE, EDGAR MITCHELL, WALLY SCHIRRA, and TOM STAFFORD. Additionally INSCRIBED and SIGNED on the frontispiece: “Painting by ALAN BEAN, Apollo 12” above his painting of Astronaut Dave Scott dropping a hammer and feather while on the lunar surface during Apollo 15.

Describes the initial plans for Apollo during the early 1960’s and the challenges between science interests and manned flight. Flight crew selection and training is covered plus mission planning. A majority of the work describes the initial Apollo lunar landings with extensive accounting of the last three landings that focused on major scientific objectives. These flights, Apollos 15, 16, and 17 all included the lunar rover for extended surface coverage and three EVAs (moonwalks) that greatly increased time spent on the lunar surface as compared to the first three landings.

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