By Kim Masters Evans
A good and extremely readable evaluate of US/NASA area program"I learn yet another publication bedore I learn this one. This ebook gave me a "more ancient view" of the united states area application, than the single publication I learn and 3 different I browsed. The publication is gentle in weight (paperback model) so it truly is more uncomplicated on my hand and hands whereas analyzing( that implies i will be able to learn longer time with no getting drained. The writing and elegance are transparent and concise. I loved the prose. a number of the books I browsed have sentenses too lengthy or too awkward. It has sufficient technical info in addition to historic "tid-bits" to make it enjoyable to read."
__________Отличная книга об американской космической программе. Автор в простой и увлекательной манере рассказывает о создании и истории НАСА, о военных и гражданских космических организациях США, о корабле многоразового использования "Шаттл", строительстве МКС, исследовании Солнечной системы космическими зондами, включая Марс и дальние планеты, а также об отношении американского общества к космической программе. Для широкого круга читателей.
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Scott (1932–), James B. Irwin (1930–1991), John W. Young (1930–), Charles M. Duke Jr. (1935–), Eugene A. Cernan (1934–), and Schmitt. They collected 840 pounds of rocks, soil, and other geological samples from the Moon. SPACE SCIENCE SUFFERS Putting a man on the Moon was conducted mostly for political purposes. It bolstered national pride and prestige and was largely a symbolic endeavor. Many scientists thought the Apollo program achieved far less in scientific terms than unmanned probes could have accomplished.
The first two probes in the series failed to escape Earth orbit. Ranger 3 was supposed to impact the Moon, but missed it by twenty-three thousand miles. On April 26, 1962, Ranger 4 crashed into the far side of the Moon. It was the first American object to reach another celestial body. However, its central computer had failed during the flight, so no data was transmitted. After two more failed attempts NASA finally achieved success. 2 Gemini program manned flights Gemini flight no. Astronauts Achievements March 23, 1965 III Virgil I.
The Can-Do Culture NASA had achieved something that many people thought could not be done. The agency found itself heaped with praise and congratulations. Putting a man on the Moon was considered an enormous milestone in technological progress. In addition, it had been done before the end of the decade, just as President Kennedy had requested. The achievement fostered a tremendous sense of pride and confidence among NASA personnel. ’’ Space Exploration NASA’s critics believe that the agency’s can-do culture caused it to make many overly optimistic promises during the following decades.
Space Exploration: Triumph and Tragedies by Kim Masters Evans