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The Resource Countdown to a Moon Launch : Preparing Apollo for Its Historic Journey, by Jonathan H. Ward, (electronic book)

Countdown to a Moon Launch : Preparing Apollo for Its Historic Journey, by Jonathan H. Ward, (electronic book)

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Countdown to a Moon Launch : Preparing Apollo for Its Historic Journey
Title
Countdown to a Moon Launch
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Preparing Apollo for Its Historic Journey
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by Jonathan H. Ward
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eng
Summary
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{u2019}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{u2019}ll discover that there was no magic involved {u2013} just an abundance of discipline, willpower, and creativity
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Ward, Jonathan H
Dewey number
629.1
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0
LC call number
TL787-4050.22
Literary form
non fiction
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Springer Praxis Books
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  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Software engineering
  • Computer aided design
  • Astronautics
  • Project Apollo (U.S.)
  • Project Apollo (U.S.)
  • John F. Kennedy Space Center
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Countdown to a Moon Launch : Preparing Apollo for Its Historic Journey, by Jonathan H. Ward, (electronic book)
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978-3-319-17792-2
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XXVI, 435 p. 271 illus., 78 illus. in color.
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electronic
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9783319177922
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uncompressed
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computer
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rdamedia
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10.1007/978-3-319-17792-2
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online resource.
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Electronic resource.
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Countdown to a Moon Launch : Preparing Apollo for Its Historic Journey, by Jonathan H. Ward, (electronic book)
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
978-3-319-17792-2
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
XXVI, 435 p. 271 illus., 78 illus. in color.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9783319177922
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1007/978-3-319-17792-2
Other physical details
online resource.
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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