Apollo 11: The NASA Mission Reports

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Robert Godwin
Collector's Guide Publishing, Incorporated, 2002 - Science - 224 pages
On 24 July 1969 the crew of the historic first manned mission to the moon and their spacecraft Columbia arrived on the deck of the USS Hornet. The flight of Apollo 11 had been an unqualified triumph. The goals laid out by President John F Kennedy had been attained. Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin had walked on the dusty plains of the Sea of Tranquillity and had returned safely to the Earth with a treasure trove of unparalleled scientific information. Now it was the turn of the world's scientific community to try and place all of this new knowledge into perspective. Hundreds of people around the world jostled for access to scraps of the lunar rocks and dust. As always NASA's own managers, engineers and scientists were the first to pore over the details in an effort to maximise the return from future missions. Just prior to the launch of Apollo 12, NASA issued the Apollo 11 Mission Report. The document contained everything from the crew's observations about the reflection off their faceplates to the interaction between the Lunar Module's footpads and the dusty lunar surface. The CD-ROM offers complete onboard 16mm film footage, plus an exclusive 140 minute movie, 'Apollo 11: Moon Walk', a composition from two camera angles plus panoramas and pop-up still images. Also the landing of Eagle with stereo audio and subtitles plus much more...

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About the author (2002)

Robert Godwin is the author and editor of dozens of books about space flight and science fiction. He produced the first ever virtual reality panoramas of the Apollo lunar surface photography and the first multi-camera move of the Apollo 11 Moonwalk. He was the Space Curator at the Canadian Air Space Museum in Toronto and he co-produced the movie 2001: The Science of Futures Past.

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