Apollo: The Definitive Sourcebook (Springer Praxis Books)

By Richard W. Orloff, David M. Harland

This publication offers an summary of the origins of the Apollo application and outlines of the floor amenities, release autos and spacecraft that have been built within the quest to arrive – and go back from - the skin of the moon. it's going to function a useful single-volume sourcebook for house fans, house historians, newshounds, and others. The textual content features a complete choice of tables directory proof and figures for every mission.

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