Tuesday, June 23, 2009
LANDING ON A DIME...
After the drama of the Apollo 11 landing, there was a drive to improve the accuracy of the touchdown of Apollo 12. None was more motivated than Pete Conrad. This memo details thoughts about allowing the commander more hover time to find his mark... but Conrad really wouldn't have needed it. As it turned out, he performed one of the most textbook landings of Apollo.
WELCOME TO THE FUTURE, CIRCA 1969
Welcome to the Missions to the Moon book blog. This is a place to re-live the heady days of the Apollo and Soyuz lunar programs- perhaps the crowning achievements of the 20th Century. Many blog entries will include a new downloadable image or artifact from the space age- items rarely seen and not available in print. It's all in the spirit of my newest book, Missions to the Moon- to remember the great adventure of the Golden Age of space exploration, and ponder what wonders await us in space.
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