Exploring the Moon

Exploring the Moon

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In this comprehensive overview of Mana€™s relationship with his planeta€™s nearest neighbor, David Harland opens with a review of the robotic probes, namely the Rangers which returned television before crashing into the Moon, the Surveyors which 'soft landed' in order to investigate the nature of the surface, and the Lunar Orbiters which mapped prospective Apollo landing sites. He then outlines the historic landing by Apollo 11 and the final three missions of comprehensive geological investigations. He concludes with a review of the robotic spacecraft that made remote-sensing observations of the Moon. This Commemorative Edition includes a foreword by one of the original astronauts as well as an extra section reviewing the prospect of renewed exploration there. New graphics and images are also included.been foiled by the fact that Falcon was tilted at a 10-degree angle, because this caused the Rover to come down askew, twisting the ... reading on one of the two batteries, but because it gave an acceptable `amp-hoursa#39; reading he dismissed this as an instrument problem. ... The T-handle was an intuitive system: push to go forward; tilt left to turn left; tilt right to turn right; pull back to brake; and all the way ... Scott reset the system to feed power to the front steering, but it had no effect.

Title:Exploring the Moon
Author: David M. Harland
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2008-04-16

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