Taking Science to the Moon: Lunar Experiments and the Apollo Program

Taking Science to the Moon Lunar Experiments and the Apollo Program How did science get aboard the Apollo rockets and what did scientists do with the space allotted to them Taking Science to the Moon describes from the perspective of NASA headquarters the struggles

  • Title: Taking Science to the Moon: Lunar Experiments and the Apollo Program
  • Author: Donald A. Beattie
  • ISBN: 9780801865992
  • Page: 263
  • Format: Hardcover
  • How did science get aboard the Apollo rockets, and what did scientists do with the space allotted to them Taking Science to the Moon describes, from the perspective of NASA headquarters, the struggles that took place to include science payloads and lunar exploration as part of the Apollo program Donald A Beattie who served at NASA from 1963 to 1973 in several managemHow did science get aboard the Apollo rockets, and what did scientists do with the space allotted to them Taking Science to the Moon describes, from the perspective of NASA headquarters, the struggles that took place to include science payloads and lunar exploration as part of the Apollo program Donald A Beattie who served at NASA from 1963 to 1973 in several management positions and finally as program manager, Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments here supplies a detailed, insider s view of the events leading up to the acceptance of science activities on all the Apollo missions.

    One thought on “Taking Science to the Moon: Lunar Experiments and the Apollo Program”

    1. This book does a nice job describing the people and the political processes involved in getting scientific experiments onto the Apollo missions. It also relays a number of interesting anecdotes from the astronaut training and overall program development.Most of the book's focus however is on the politics. I would have liked more technical depth in the discussion of the experiments and underlying scientific issues.

    2. I've read a lot of good books about the Apollo program, and even a few pretty bad ones. This book, Taking Science to the Moon: Lunar Experiments and the Apollo Program, by Donald A. Beattie, came as quite a surprise.I wasn't even aware of this book until last fall. I figured because of its specialized subject that it was probably a fairly obscure footnote to the library of Apollo. There simply aren't many books devoted to the coordination of science experiments in the Apollo program, outside of [...]

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