The Apollo flights: a brief history
Owen Maynard, one of the engineers who had been designing manned spacecraft for NASA from the beginning, reduced the task of reaching the Moon to a series of missions that, one by one, would push Apollo’s capability all the way to the lunar surface. These missions were assigned letters of the alphabet: A, B, C, etc. Managers believed that if the lunar goal was to be realised, each of these preliminary missions would have to be successfully flown — more than once if necessary — before the subsequent mission could be attempted.
KeywordsLanding Site Lunar Surface Launch Vehicle Lunar Orbit Mission Control
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