The Apollo flights: a brief history

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


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.


Landing Site Lunar Surface Launch Vehicle Lunar Orbit Mission Control 
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