eBook Apollo epub

by Catherine Bly Cox,Charles Murray

eBook Apollo epub
  • ISBN: 0976000806
  • Author: Catherine Bly Cox,Charles Murray
  • Genre: History
  • Subcategory: Americas
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: South Mountain Books; First Edition edition (September 2004)
  • Pages: 512 pages
  • ePUB size: 1240 kb
  • FB2 size 1844 kb
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Charles Murray, author of Losing Ground and coauthor of The Bell Curve, was educated at Harvard and . Catherine Bly Cox, an expert on Henry James, was educated at Oxford and Yale.

Charles Murray, author of Losing Ground and coauthor of The Bell Curve, was educated at Harvard and . This is probably one of the best books ever written about the Apollo moon landing project. It is chock full of details and information that I have not seen in any other book yet. Reading this book makes you feel like one of the "Important Insiders" sitting at a console in Mission Control.

Murray ( Losing Ground ) and Cox, his wife, tell the absorbing story of how that goal was reached, mostly from . Best general book on the Apollo program. Great balance in covering all the elements which put the first humans on the Moon.

Murray ( Losing Ground ) and Cox, his wife, tell the absorbing story of how that goal was reached, mostly from the point of view of the managers and scientists who made it happen. They trace the design and development of successive spacecraft and boosters, explain how liquid-fueled rocket engines, guidance systems and other components work, and reveal the managerial controversies and technical improvisations that enabled the program to proceed despite serious setbacks.

- Charles Sheffield, Washington Post Book World, July 9 1989.

Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Apollo. Filled with cliffhangers, suspense and spine-tingling adventure. - Charles Sheffield, Washington Post Book World, July 9 1989. Charles Murray, author of Losing Ground and coauthor of The Bell Curve, was educated at Harvard and .

While reading Apollo it felt like Murray and Cox realized that they tried to accomplish too much and then tried to save what they had already done. The result is an informative book, that also leaves many questions unanswered I cannot help but believe that there are better books out there about the Apollo Program. There must be books that are well written and well organized, and present the path and the people that made the moon landing possible. Apollo makes this attempt, but it falls short.

Author:Cox, Catherine Bly. Apollo: the Race to the Moon. World of Books Australia was founded in 2005. Each month we recycle over . million books, saving over 12,500 tonnes of books a year from going straight into landfill sites. See all 2 pre-owned listings. Apollo: the Race to the Moon by Catherine Bly Cox, Charles Murray (Hardback, 1989). Pre-owned: lowest price.

Charles Murray (political scientist). Apollo: The Race to the Moon (with Catherine Bly Cox), Simon & Schuster, 1989, ISBN 978-0671706258. 1943-01-08) January 8, 1943 (age 77). Newton, Iowa, . The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life (with Richard J. Herrnstein), Free Press, 1994

105263157894735 19 5 Author: Charles Murray,Catherine Bly Cox Narrator: Bob Souer. Apollo is the behind-the-scenes story of an epic achievement.

105263157894735 19 5 Author: Charles Murray,Catherine Bly Cox Narrator: Bob Souer. It describes the unprecedented engineering challenges that had to be overcome to create the mammoth Saturn V and the facilities to launch it.

Murray and Cox wrote by far the single best book on Apollo

Murray and Cox wrote by far the single best book on Apollo. It covers the political decisions, the engineering, the people, and the history. The engineering is explained in a clear and non-condescending way that non-technical people can understand, and yet it's thorough enough to interest scientists and engineers as well. Since the majority of books on Apollo deal with the project and missions with an astronaut bias, it is extremely refreshing to be presented with it from an engineering and technological one through the characters of the enginners and flight controllers. It is full of anecdotes that inspire and amaze.

Authors: Murray, Charles, Cox, Catherine Bl. Books by same genres: Jaxon (The Caine Brothers book 4).

Authors: Murray, Charles, Cox, Catherine Bly. Categories: Fiction. by Margaret Madigan.

ISBN 10: 0976000806 ISBN 13: 9780976000808. Publisher: South Mountain Books, 2004.

Comments: (7)
Rigiot
I have read at least 2 dozen books on the early manned space program and I have to say that this is best of the bunch. (Just so you know what a
geek I am on this subject, I have all the original Life Magazines chronicling this era of the space program as well.) There are indeed many great books on this subject but found this the most organized and complete one I have read. It's mostly from the point of view of the people that designed the stuff as well as the folks in the trench at mission control. So you get a unique perspective of many of the details and problems that were overcome by the shear ingenuity and sweat of those involved. I believe that this book is no longer in print so having access to this incredible book as a Kindle edition is real treat. This is an absolute MUST READ for anyone interested in this subject.
Axebourne
Told from a different perspective than the histories of the astronauts, stories of management decisions and politics, or even the details of how the spacecraft were built, the story covers people in the control rooms who labored to create procedures to do things that no one had ever done before. At turns funny, dramatic, inspiring, and tragic, I found the story fresh and engaging, despite all the books I have read and the shows I’ve watched about the space program, there was something new and intriguing in every chapter.
Lahorns Gods
This is probably one of the best books ever written about the Apollo moon landing project. It is chock full of details and information that I have not seen in any other book yet.

Reading this book makes you feel like one of the "Important Insiders" sitting at a console in Mission Control.

The book covers everything from the very beginnings of NASA, the initial shock of the people who had to make it work ("how on earth are we going to do this???") to the first lunar landing and beyond.

It has a lot of detailed information on many of the key people in America's space program such as Christopher Craft, Gene Kranz, Bob Seamans, Max Faget, Kurt Debus, Rocco Petrone, Caldwell Johnson, Robert Gilruth, George Low, John Houbolt, Sam Phillips, Joe Shea, Jim Webb, George Mueller, Cliff Charlesworth, Bill Tindall, Paul Castenholtz and of course Wernher von Braun and countless more.

Not only are the contributions and professional histories of these people documented, their personalities, idiosyncrasies, habits and behind the scenes antics are recorded. Not only do you learn what a person did, you also learn what it would be like to know them personally.

Amazing stories such as how one engineer (John Aaron) just happened to see a particular pattern in garbled data years before and was probably the only person on the planet who knew that saying "Flight, tell them to go SCE to AUX" would save the Apollo 12 mission after it had been hit by lightning during launch or how SimSup Dick Koos just happened to choose a simulator program containing the 1201 and 1202 program alarms for the very last simulator run and taught the flight controllers exactly how to handle it (they blew it in simulation, but got it right for real). Without that random chance simulation of an almost unknown error code, the Apollo 11 landing attempt may very well have been aborted.

This book is also obviously very well researched. I have yet to find a single technical error in it. Even the cause of the 1201 and 1202 program alarms (during Apollo 11's landing) is accurately documented (mismatched phase angles in spacecraft and radar power supplies, not "computer errors" as is so widely said).

Also, a test stand run of an engine that failed is correctly documented as "divergent combustion instability", not the "dust cover mistakenly left on a fuel line" baloney that's told to the general public.

If you want a lot of very interesting, accurate and richly detailed information about the development of the Apollo project and the people who made it happen, this book is for you.

If you want to feel as though you are sitting alongside Gene Kranz during the Apollo 11 landing or working with Paul Castenholtz at an engine test stand in the desert trying yet another combustion instability fix or standing alongside Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin in the LM seeing the lunar surface approaching and feeling the tension of low fuel level lights illuminated, program alarms pausing the computer and less than 30 seconds left to land safely, this book is for you.

It's one of the best I've read on Apollo.
Uaoteowi
You search for THE book about the space program to take with you onto the lonely island ? This is it!

Fantastic research, very detailed, while not too complicated to read at the same time (although I wouldn't call it entry level).

You will find very few books with such an amount of extra class text samples, highly worthy to be bookmarked. Apollo is a gigantic pool of quotes, opinions and peoples reactions, especially in the area of High End engineering while avoiding bureaucracy and consulting bulls***ting, wherever possible.

The whole spirit of Apollo could be called in one sentence as Rocco Petrone did it
"No matter what happened to the space program in the future, it could never be like this again"

And of course there are lots of funny ones, like the classics from:

Shepard on bidding procedures and Evaluation Bord rankings : " This is all a waste of time. It doesn't make any difference what the score is, North American is is going to win."

Wernher v. Braun to a group of Headquater officials asking about the reliability rating of 0.9999 of the Saturn rocket :"Lieutenants, is there any reason why it won't work ?" "Nein, nein, nein, nein" . " O.K. gentlemen I have a reliability of four nines" :)

Absolutely highly recommended.
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