Apollo 12: The NASA Mission Report Vol. 2
Item #: BOOKAP12B
Apollo 12 Volume 2 The Nasa Mission Reports
It's 35 years since the Intrepid voyage to the Ocean of Storms. Ask the average person to name the crew and you'll be lucky if they can name even one of them. Ironically this collective amnesia is likely to be transitory, in a couple of hundred years from now the names of Conrad, Gordon and Bean will probably find their true place in the annals of human history.It is my sincere hope and fervent belief that by the 23rd century we will be a true space-faring civilization, one which remembers its forebears with the honor and repect they earned.
Meanwhile, back here in the turgid backwaters of the early 21t century some of us do what we can to keep the flame of hope alive. The average person may look into the following pages and see only statistics and charts but if you look hard enough you can see that they contain the hard-earned kernels of our collective future. Lest this data languish into obscurity we have replicated it here for future students to ponder.
Captured here are the details of leaky spacesuits, rockets struck by lightning, spacesuit cooling systems which stop working because the spacecraft's door got stuck closed and cameras which were disabled by dust. Then there was the hydrogen tank which failed at the last minute and was fixed by pulling its counterpart from Apollo 13, or the outrageous pinpoint landing by Pete Conrad through a pall of lunar dust, so bad he couldn't see the surface from 40 feet up. If you want to know why that TV camera failed or just how badly decomposed the robotic Surveyor had become after three years on the moon, it's all here.Features and ReviewsPaperback: 192 pages
Publisher: Collector's Guide Publishing Inc; New Ed edition (November 1, 2004)
Book Dimensions: 9.8 x 6.8 x 0.6 inchesBonus DVD Included!
Regardless of whether or not you were alive to see the moon landings live on TV, you definitely can relive the excitement of that wondrous time by watching this two-sided DVD. The DVD covers all phases of the mission as well as training footage onboard the KC-135 affectionately known as the "Vomit Comet." The DVD has many hours of footage, with sound, related to launch, lunar landing, lunar EVA, recovery, splashdown, rendezvous, onboard TV, assembled panoramas, and 16 mm camera footage. The quality of the footage is not that great, but it is a good as it was when in was first broadcast in 1969.
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