Tracking Apollo to the moon /
Hamish Lindsay.
London : Springer, c2001.
xiii, 426 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm.
1852332123 (alk. paper)
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London : Springer, c2001.
1852332123 (alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 2001-12-01:
Lindsay worked at NASA's Muchea tracking station near Perth, Australia, from 1963 to 1981. His experience enables him to offer an excellent account of the space program from someone who was there. From a brief but outstanding history of flight to the Apollo-Soyuz program, he chronicles the events that shaped manned space flight. The well-known stories of the astronauts are here with additional detail, as well as many of the stories of the people and events behind the scenes. His approach is to "tell it just like it was" and the book is full of firsthand accounts and transcripts of the actual transmissions made during the space flights. There are numerous pictures and illustrations to help foster this approach. The chronological order allows the reader to see how the various decisions and events shaped the direction of the US space program. The book is very readable, and its format makes it an excellent resource for the general reader interested in finding answers to questions about the space program through the late 1970s. All levels. D. B. Mason Albright College
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"Hamish Lindsay has done a marvellous job of telling the story of manned space flight He has given his readers a sort of encyclopedia of the beginning of man's quest for flight into space. This is followed with a splendid description of the real time operations of all of the major missions. As one who lived through the Camelot period of space in the 60s and knows the trauma we all endured, I am greatly impressed with the detail and authenticity of the stories that Hamish so vividly tells. For example, as I read Hamish's account of the Apollo 11 and 13 missions, I could again imagine myself back in mission control reliving some of the finest moments of my life...Those of you who are fortunate to read Hamish Lindsay's account will be much richer for it." - FROM THE FOREWORD BY CHRISTOPHER C. KRAFT, JR., NASA's First Flight Director and Retired Director of the NASA Johnson Space Center
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Bowker Data Service Summary
Written by someone who was involved with the Gemini and Apollo programmes, this book brings these missions to life in detail. This volume on the moon landing programme includes interviews, quotes and many photographs.
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This is perhaps the most complete, detailed and readable story of manned space flight ever published. In readable, fascinating detail, Hamish Lindsay--who was directly involved in Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo--chronicles mankind's greatest, adventure with a great narrative, interview, quotes and masses of photographs, including some previously unpublished.
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This is perhaps the most complete, detailed and readable story of manned space-flight ever published. Beginning with the historical origins of the dream of walking on the Moon, Tracking Apollo to the Moonis the completestory of manned spaceflight, from the earliest Mercury and Gemini flights through to the end of the Apollo era. In readable, fascinating detail, Hamish Lindsay - who was directly involved in all three programs - chronicles mankind's greatest adventure with a great narrative, interviews, quotes and masses of photographs, including some previously unpublished. As well as bringing the history of these missions to life TrackingApollo to the Moonserves as a detailed reference for space enthusiasts and students. Having seen the manuscript, the Smithsonian requested two copies of the finished book, and Buzz Aldrin asked for five!

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