Apollo in Perspective

Choice Highly Recommended Title, January 2020 This special edition of Apollo in Perspective marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing in 1969.


Author: Jonathan Allday

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000692600

Category: Science

Page: 232

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This special edition of Apollo in Perspective marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing in 1969. Updated and revised throughout, it takes a retrospective look at the Apollo space program and the technology that was used to land a man on the Moon. In addition, there is a new chapter looking forward to the future of contemporary spaceflight in returning to the Moon (project Artemis) and going on to Mars. Using simple illustrations and school-level mathematics, it explains the basic physics and technology of spaceflight, from how rockets work to the dynamics of orbits and how to simulate gravity in a rotating spacecraft. A mathematical appendix shows how some of the formulas can be derived. This is an excellent introduction to astronautics for anyone interested in space and spaceflight. Features: Accessible, written in a friendly and informal style Contains real-world examples Updated throughout, with new chapters on the Apollo missions and the immediate future of human spaceflight From the Foreword "I am sure there is a woman or a man alive today who will land on the Moon and on Mars. This book will certainly help them be ready for such a journey. Most importantly, it explains not only what happened 50 years ago, but how the Apollo missions happened, and the science that is required to do it again, or to go further, to Mars. If the reader is younger, still in school and perhaps considering the sciences, this book will introduce ideas that will help you choose the subjects to study which can help you to make your space travel a reality. For others, the book will be an exciting and thought provoking read that gives a vision of the near future in space, which all of us on planet Earth will be able to enjoy as the adventure unfolds." — Michael Foale, CBE, former-NASA astronaut

Apollo in Perspective

Apollo. computer. in. perspective. In the introduction to this book I referred to a conversation between myself and a young student regarding ...


Author: Jonathan Allday

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351086646

Category: Science

Page: 336

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Apollo in Perspective: Spaceflight Then and Now takes a retrospective look at the Apollo space program and the technology that was used to land a man on the Moon. Using simple illustrations and school-level mathematics, Jonathan Allday explains the basic physics and technology of spaceflight and conveys the huge technological strides that were made and the dedication of the people working on the program. Physics topics covered include the laws of motion, rocketry, how to maneuver in orbit, and more. Informal and engaging, the book also discusses the designs of the Apollo Command, Service and Lunar modules and how these changed as the plans for the manned mission evolved. Guidance systems, computers, and engines all had to be developed for the first time. With Apollo as background, the book proceeds to look at the space shuttle, the technology being developed for its replacement, the International Space Station, and the possibilities for a manned Mars mission. The book concludes with an exploration of the far future, including Mars colonies and journeys to other stars.

From Local Patriotism to a Planetary Perspective

... Gustav 64, 196, 273–4, 279–82 Apollo 11:299, 307–8, Apollo 14: 195, 311, 311–2, 314–8 Apollo 17:312 Apollo expeditions 299; see also Apollo mission, ...


Author: Martina Kölbl-Ebert

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317132097

Category: History

Page: 402

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The Nördlinger Ries and Steinheim Basin, two conspicuous geological structures in southern Germany, were traditionally viewed as somewhat enigmatic but nevertheless definitely volcanic edifices until they were finally recognized as impact craters in the 1960s. The changing views about the origin of the craters mark an important paradigm shift in the Earth sciences, from an Earth-centric approach to a planetary perspective that acknowledged Earth’s place in the wider cosmos. Drawing on a range of printed sources, detailed archival material, letters, personal notes, and interviews with veterans of Ries research, Martina Kölbl-Ebert provides a detailed reconstruction, not only of the historical sequence of events throughout the twentieth century, but also of the personal thoughts, emotions and motives of the scientists involved and the social context of their research. She shows that there was a sudden reconnection of German researchers with the international scientific community, particularly with more progressive American researchers, after some twenty-five years of scientific isolation during the build-up to WWII and its aftermath. This reconnection brought about not only a new view of geoscience, but also saved German geology from self-sufficiency and patriotic arrogance by integrating it in an interdisciplinary and international framework. In so doing this book sheds much valuable light on an under-explored but crucial development in the way we understand Earth’s history, as well as the way that science functioned during times of conflict.

Astronomy A Physical Perspective

Photographs from Apollo missions . ( a ) The rising Earth viewed from Apollo 8. ( b ) The second person to step on the Moon , Edwin E. Aldren , Jr , steps ...


Author: Marc L. Kutner

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521529271

Category: Science

Page: 582

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A comprehensive introduction to astronomical objects and phenomena, for undergraduate students.

St Mark s Rest Lectures on art Elements of perspective

I shall place in your Standard series a Greek design of Apollo crossing the sea to Delphi , which is an example of one of the highest types of Greek or any ...


Author: John Ruskin


ISBN: NYPL:33433076056062

Category: English literature


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Apollo on the Moon in Perspective

Also included in this glossy book is a Foreword by Dr Harrison Schmitt of Apollo 17, a DVD-ROM which includes over 500 3D anaglyphs from the Apollo lunar photography and a pair of anaglyphic cyan/red viewing glasses.


Author: Ronald A. Wells

Publisher: Apogee Books

ISBN: 192683741X


Page: 152

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The Apollo lunar surface photos are a national treasure, scenes which should be seen by everyone through the eyes of the photographers. Fortunately, with the aid of modern computer software many of the photos can be so viewed in 3D. Apollo on the Moon in Perspective includes over 150 pages of 3D anaglyphs created painstakingly by the author. Also included in this glossy book is a Foreword by Dr Harrison Schmitt of Apollo 17, a DVD-ROM which includes more than 500 3D anaglyphs from the Apollo lunar photography and a pair of anaglyphic cyan/red viewing glasses.

The Elements of Perspective

The Apollo Belvidere is the work of a sculptor to whom Apollonism is merely an elegant idea on which to exhibit his own skill . He does not himself feel for ...


Author: John Ruskin


ISBN: UVA:X004539476

Category: Perspective

Page: 144

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Psychology of Space Exploration Contemporary Research in Historical Perspective

Bilstein, Roger E. Stages to Saturn: A Technological History of the Apollo/Saturn Launch Vehicles. NASA SP-4206, 1980 and 1996. No SP-4207.


Author: Douglas A. Vakoch

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 016088358X

Category: Psychology

Page: 254

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This book explores some of the contributions of psychology to yesterday's great space race, today's orbiter and International Space Station missions, and tomorrow's journeys beyond Erath's orbit. It provides an analysis of the challenges facing future space explorers while at the same time presenting new empirical research on topics ranging from simulation studies of commercial spaceflights to the psychological benefits of viewing Earth from space.

Management Information Systems Managerial Perspectives 4th Edition

CASE STUDY – 2: Health Portal at Apollo Hospitals Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited has over 8065 beds across 46 hospitals in India, rest of Asia and ...


Author: D.P. Goyal

Publisher: Vikas Publishing House

ISBN: 9789325978607

Category: Computers

Page: 525

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The 4th edition of this book has been updated to meet the new requirements of the students, professors, and practitioners. This is an enhanced version of the earlier editions. To update and enhance the coverage of the book, many chapters have been restructured, and some new content/chapters have also been added. In addition, to have better engagement and learning outcomes for the reader, certain new pedagogical features have also been added. NEW IN THIS EDITION • A new chapter on ‘Ethical and Social Issues’ • Applications using MS-Access in the upgraded Chapter 5 – Data Resource Management • Concepts on organisations in Chapter 2 – Information, Systems and Organisation Concepts • Concepts of e-Governance in chapter 7 – e-Commerce, e-Business and e-Governance • Some latest trends and concepts in Chapter 4 – IT Infrastructure • Concepts on Project Management in chapter 12 – IS development and Project Management KEY FEATURES • Some new cases have been added, and various case studies from the earlier edition have been updated • New pedagogical elements, such as Objective-type Questions, True/False Questions, Review Questions and Assignments have been added in chapters • Glossary has also been incorporated to get a quick understanding of the terms used in the book • Instructor support has been added on the web through Online Resources

Gardner s Art through the Ages The Western Perspective Volume I

The freestanding capital once supported the victor's trophy, a bronze tripod, a deep basin on a tall threelegged stand, traditionally associated with Apollo ...


Author: Fred S. Kleiner

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780357370483

Category: Art

Page: 496

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Award-winning scholar Fred Kleiner brings art, architecture and culture to life with GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE, VOLUME I, 16th Edition. Backed by 45 art history experts, Kleiner delivers his signature storytelling in this edition, alongside 113 new reproduction images and more that have been upgraded for color-fidelity and clarity. To elevate the experience for learners, MindTap offers an interactive ebook with zoomable images, nearly 300 videos, an audio pronunciation guide, image flashcards, quizzes, and Google Earth coordinates of significant works. MindTap also allows you to customize your course with your own images, videos and activities, and use instructor resources to simplify planning. More than a text, GARDNER'S ART THROUGH THE AGES: THE WESTERN PERSPECTIVE has been inspiring a love for art and its history for more than 85 years. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Comparative Perspective

... holds that the tradition about the booth constitutes 'il solo riflesso' in mainland Greece of the purification of Apollo at Tempe, whereas the tradition ...


Author: Andrea Ercolani

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110428650

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

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This book – the third and concluding volume of the series on “Submerged Literature” in ancient Greek culture – expands the approach presented in the previous volumes to a comparative perspective. The case studies range from Qumran texts to Arabic-Islamic literature, from ancient Rome to gnostic texts, with a particular emphasis on anthropological themes and methods, aiming to offer new insights for both classical and comparative studies.

Command and Control The Sociotechnical Perspective

According to the varied literature in systems engineering and complexity science, the legacy of the Apollo lunar missions is partly responsible ...


Author: Guy H Walker

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781317164043

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 216

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Military command and control is not merely evolving, it is co-evolving. Technology is creating new opportunities for different types of command and control, and new types of command and control are creating new aspirations for technology. The question is how to manage this process, how to achieve a jointly optimised blend of socio and technical and create the kind of agility and self-synchronisation that modern forms of command and control promise. The answer put forward in this book is to re-visit sociotechnical systems theory. In doing so, the problems of 21st century command and control can be approached from an alternative, multi-disciplinary and above all human-centred perspective. Human factors (HF) is also co-evolving. The traditional conception of the field is to serve as a conduit for knowledge between engineering and psychology yet 21st century command and control presents an altogether different challenge. Viewing military command and control through the lens of sociotechnical theory forces us to confront difficult questions about the non-linear nature of people and technology: technology is changing, from platform centric to network centric; the interaction with that technology is changing, from prescribed to exploratory; and complexity is increasing, from behaviour that is linear to that which is emergent. The various chapters look at this transition and draw out ways in which sociotechnical systems theory can help to understand it. The sociotechnical perspective reveals itself as part of a conceptual toolkit through which military command and control can be transitioned, from notions of bureaucratic, hierarchical ways of operating to the devolved, agile, self-synchronising behaviour promised by modern forms of command and control like Network Enabled Capability (NEC). Sociotechnical system theory brings with it a sixty year legacy of practical application and this real-world grounding in business process re-engineering underlies the entire book. An attempt has been made to bring a set of sometimes abstract (but no less useful) principles down to the level of easy examples, design principles, evaluation criteria and actionable models. All of these are based on an extensive review of the current state of the art, new sociotechnical/NEC studies conducted by the authors, and insights derived from field studies of real-life command and control. Time and again, what emerges is a realisation that the most agile, self-synchronising component of all in command and control settings is the human.

A Geographic Perspective of Cuban Landscapes

Since the early days of Apollo these photographs have usually been made available to the public and to researchers (without classified clearance).


Author: Jennifer Gebelein

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400724068

Category: Science

Page: 97

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Beginning in the era of the Spanish conquest and taking the reader right up to the present day, this book focuses on how the landscape of Cuba has changed and evolved into the environment we see today. It illustrates the range of factors – economic, political and cultural – that have determined Cuba’s physical geography, and explores the shifting conservation measures which have been instituted in response to new methods in agriculture and land management. The text uses historical documents, fieldwork, Geographic Information System (GIS) data and remotely-sensed satellite imagery to detail Cuba’s extensive land-use history as well as its potential future. The author goes further to analyze the manner, speed and methods of landscape change, and examines the historical context and governing agendas that have had an impact on the relationship between Cuba’s inhabitants and their island. Gebelein also assesses the key role played by agricultural production in the framework of international trade required to sustain Cuba’s people and its economy. The book concludes with a review of current efforts by Cuban and other research scientists, as well as private investors, conservation managers and university professors who are involved in shaping Cuba’s evolving landscape and managing it during the country’s possible transition to a more politically diverse, enfranchised and open polity.

Apollo Soyuz Test Project Earth observations and photography

PC - perspective center PP - principal point NP - nadir point Lc landmark closest to NP L = landmark farthest from NP h = height of PC above Earth's surface ...


Author: Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center


ISBN: UCAL:B5249102



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Apollo s Legacy

An all-encompassing look at the history and enduring impact of the Apollo space program In Apollo's Legacy, space historian Roger D. Launius explores the many-faceted stories told about the meaning of the Apollo program and how it forever ...


Author: Roger D. Launius

Publisher: Smithsonian Institution

ISBN: 9781588346520

Category: Science

Page: 264

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An all-encompassing look at the history and enduring impact of the Apollo space program In Apollo's Legacy, space historian Roger D. Launius explores the many-faceted stories told about the meaning of the Apollo program and how it forever altered American society. The Apollo missions marked the first time human beings left Earth's orbit and visited another world, and thus they loom large in our collective memory. Many have detailed the exciting events of the Apollo program, but Launius offers unique insight into its legacy as seen through multiple perspectives. He surveys a wide range of viewpoints and narratives, both positive and negative, surrounding the program. These include the argument that Apollo epitomizes American technological--and political--progress; technological and scientific advances garnered from the program; critiques from both sides of the political spectrum about the program's expenses; and even conspiracy theories and denials of the program's very existence. Throughout the book, Launius weaves in stories from important moments in Apollo's history to draw readers into his analysis. Apollo's Legacy is a must-read for space buffs interested in new angles on a beloved cultural moment and those seeking a historic perspective on the Apollo program.

NASA 50th Anniversary Proceedings NASA s First 50 Years Historical Perspectives

NASA's First 50 Years, Historical Perspectives Steven J. Dick, États-Unis. ... contractors , and the U.S. military to produce the Apollo launch vehicles .


Author: Steven J. Dick

Publisher: U. S. National Aeronautics & Space Administration

ISBN: IND:30000125978191

Category: Law

Page: 759

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"Fifty years after the founding of NASA, from 28 to 29 October 2008, the NASA History Division convened a conference whose purpose was a scholarly analysis of NASA's first 50 years. Over two days at NASA Headquarters, historians and policy analysts discussed NASA's role in aeronautics, human spaceflight, exploration, space science, life science, and Earth science, as well as crosscutting themes ranging from space access to international relations in space and NASA's interaction with the public. The speakers were asked to keep in mind the following questions: What are the lessons learned from the first 50 years? What is NASA's role in American culture and in the history of exploration and discovery? What if there had never been a NASA? Based on the past, does NASA have a future? The results of those papers, elaborated and fully referenced, are found in this 50th anniversary volume."--Introduction.

Women Writers and the Dark Side of Late Victorian Hellenism

From Apollo's perspective, Kassandra's abilities, which he gave her on a sexual whim, may be seen as a blasphemous challenge to his divinity and a ...


Author: T. Olverson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230246805

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 237

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Examining the appropriation of transgressive, violent female figures from ancient Greek literature and myth by late Victorian writers, Olverson reveals the extent to which ancient antagonists like the murderous Medea and the sinister Circe were employed as a means to protest against and comment upon contemporary social and political institutions.

USA in Space

Apollo in Perspective : Spaceflight Then and Now . Philadelphia : Institute of Physics , 1999. This book takes a retrospective look at the Apollo Program ...


Author: Russell R. Tobias


ISBN: UVA:X004898854

Category: Astronautics

Page: 2014

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This books includes 280 essays covering U.S. major space programs, piloted and robotic missions, satellites, space centers, space planes, and issues from the earliest missions to the present.


SCRIPT FOR APOLLO PERSPECTIVE Over the past some months , there has been a great deal of concern about where our Nation stands in its program for the manned ...


Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Astronautics


ISBN: UOM:39015035474512



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