- Taschenbuch: 464 Seiten
- Verlag: Springer; Auflage: 1st ed. 2015 (10. Juli 2015)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 3319177915
- ISBN-13: 978-3319177915
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 16,8 x 2,8 x 24 cm
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“This is a painstakingly researched and compiled book, with nearly 400 pages of finely detailed narrative plus appendices, covering the process of preparing, assembling and testing Apollo Moon rockets―boosters, command/service modules and lunar modules―at the Kennedy Space Center. … it is an enjoyable one. This carefully researched and lovingly written book merits a space on the bookshelf of any Apollo aficionado … .” (Rod Pyle, Quest Magazine, Vol. 23 (4), 2016)
“This book is organized into eleven chapters, each rich with original photographs, project schedules, flowcharts, and direct quotations from personal interviews with NASA employees. … It is a great read for space history and aerospace engineering enthusiasts, and finally gives a voice to those ‘nobodies’ who helped Apollo reach the Moon.” (Lisa Westwood, Quest Magazine, Vol. 23 (4), 2016)
“This book covers launch preparations for Apollo launches … . This is a fine, fun read with lots of information, especially about coordination and testing. … This book is recommended for anyone with an interest in space and the American space program, but it also contains a wealth of information that could be of interest and use for engineering students and those interested in organizational systems and processes.” (Jeffrey Putnam, Computing Reviews, December, 2015)
Thousands of workers labored at Kennedy Space Center around the clock, seven days a week, for half a year to prepare a mission for the liftoff of Apollo 11. This is the story of what went on during those hectic six months.
Countdown to a Moon Launch provides an in-depth look at the carefully choreographed workflow for an Apollo mission at KSC. Using the Apollo 11 mission as an example, readers will learn what went on day by day to transform partially completed stages and crates of parts into a ready-to-fly Saturn V. Firsthand accounts of launch pad accidents, near misses, suspected sabotage, and last-minute changes to hardware are told by more than 70 NASA employees and its contractors. A companion to Rocket Ranch, it includes many diagrams and photographs, some never before published, to illustrate all aspects of the process. NASA’s groundbreaking use of computers for testing and advanced management techniques are also covered in detail.
This book will demystify the question of how NASA could build and launch Apollo missions using 1960s technology. You’ll discover that there was no magic involved – just an abundance of discipline, willpower, and creativity.Alle Produktbeschreibungen
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Like "Rocket Ranch," this book is exceptionally detailed and revealing. Unfortunately, it falls a little short in terms of readability when compared with it. It's a longer, more detail-oriented work, and doesn't flow quite as well. Although the sections on spacecraft and launch vehicle processing are absolutely fascinating, the early chapters on management and scheduling are a bit of a slog. There are plenty of first-hand accounts from former KSC employees, which gives a very hardware-oriented book a necessary human element. The accounts of some of the major snags encountered during spacecraft processing were enlightening, including the comical tale of the S-II "spacer," and the errant cutoff signal which almost terminated the Skylab 2 mission milliseconds after launch.
Although I didn't enjoy it quite as much as "Rocket Ranch," this is nonetheless a necessary book which demands to be read by serious space buffs. I've been studying manned spaceflight for 20 years and was genuinely shocked by how much new material I found in these two books. I highly recommend them to anyone whose interest in Apollo goes beyond the astronauts and mission control.
This books offers the reader a detailed insight into the facilities and order of events that were required, at KSC, to get the Apollo missions to the Moon. Supported by many illustrations and pictures, tests, procedures and the NASA acronyms used are all explained and the reader really gets a sense of the unbelievable schedules of preparing several missions at once. The learning curves required and the complexity of all the new technologies coming together, where they had to work perfectly the first time, are discussed by some of the people involved. You can really get a sense of the pride, with which these people performed their jobs and how they felt to be a part of this incredible endeavor. You will also learn, from their first hand accounts, of some of the less talked about aspects of working at KSC: the dangers of working around these immense machines, some near misses, where events might have turned out very badly - and sometimes did. It wasn't just the astronauts that were brave.
I've read many good books about KSC, which have all added something to the overall story, but Jonathan Ward's books are by far the best, simply because of the details revealed in the first hand accounts, while at the same time giving the reader an overall picture and order of events. If you're interested in what it took to get the mighty Saturns ready to fly, buy both books - you won't be disappointed.