Taking Science to the Moon. Lunar Experiments and the Apollo Program (Relié)

Donald-A Beattie

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How did science get aboard the Apollo rockets, and what did scientists do with the space allotted to them? Taking Science to the Moon describes, from the perspective of NASA headquarters, the struggles that took place to include science payloads and lunar exploration as part of the Apollo program. Author Donald A. Beattie - who served at NASA from 1963 to 1973 in several management positions and finally as program manager, Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments - here supplies a detailed, insider's view of the events leading up to the acceptance of science activities on all the Apollo missions. Beattie tells this story within the context of what we knew about the moon in the 1960s, the ongoing programs that looked ahead to the first successful landing, and the objections that had to be overcome within NASA's entrenched engineering culture. Beattie concentrates on activities directly related to science, including behind-the-scenes controversies. He also discusses the important contributions of some of the lesser-known participants and contractors, who played a much larger role than previous books on the program have acknowledged. Taking Science to the Moon provides the early history of on-site lunar experiments, raising important questions about a shift in NASA policy which led to some of the most dramatic planetary science developments of our time.
    • From the Jungle to Washington
    • Early Theories and Questions about the Moon
    • What Do We Do after Apollo?
    • The United States Geological Survey Joins Our Team
    • Science Payloads for Apollo: The Struggle Begins
    • Developing the Geological Equipment, Related Experiments, and Sampling Protocols
    • The Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package and Associated Experiments
    • Walk, Fly, or Drive?
    • Astronaut Training and Mission Simulation
    • Studying the Moon from Orbit
    • On to the Moon: Science Becomes the Focus
    • The J Missions: We Almost Achieve Our Early Dreams
    • The Legacy of Apollo
  • Date de parution : 31/07/2001
  • Editeur : Johns Hopkins
  • ISBN : 0-8018-6599-9
  • EAN : 9780801865992
  • Présentation : Relié
  • Nb. de pages : 301 pages
  • Poids : 0.65 Kg
  • Dimensions : 15,8 cm × 23,4 cm × 2,7 cm

Biographie de Donald-A Beattie

Donald A. Beattie is a former NASA engineer who has also worked with the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy. He currently works as a private consultant. He is the author of History and Overview of Solar Heat Technologies.

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