Wraps are worn, creased and tanning. Pages are clean with no markings in text. Prior owner name stamped on bottom sheet edges. All 4 Stereographic strips in pocket on back reverse. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. N° de ref. de la librería
Título: Analysis of Apollo 8: Photography and Visual...
Editorial: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Año de publicación: 1969
Encuadernación: Soft Cover
Condición del libro: Good
Descripción National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1969. Soft cover. Condición: Good. Large softcover. White aper covers with a black and white photo on the front cover. Black lettering on spine. Covers are rubbed and worn around edges. Corners bumped. Title page dated 1969. 337 pages. Measures 8.5 x 11.25 inches. Binding is strong. Pages are clean and unmarked. Contents cover visual observations, initial photographic analysis, astronomical and earth observations, and background, with three appendices. Back cover also functions as an envelope, containing four lunar photography indexes. This is an oversized (and overweight) book. Extra shipping charges may be required for international or priority delivery. Nº de ref. del artículo: 9-1919
Descripción National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Office of Technology Utilization, Scientific and Technical Information Division, Washington DC, 1969. Wraps. Condición: Fair. Presumed First Edition, First printing. ix, , 337,  pages. All four sheets present in rear pocket. Ex-library with usual library markings. Minor edge damp staining. Cover has wear and soiling. The unique scientific aspect of the flight of Apollo 8 was the exposure of man and his accumulated training and experience to an environmental previously examined only through the programmed systems of unmanned spacecraft. This was an opportunity for the observation of another planetary surface in a situation that combined continuously varying viewing geometry and lighting with the exceptional dynamic range and color discrimination of the human eye. Add to this the potential of the experienced human mind for both objective and interpretative selection of data to be recorded. Apollo 8, the second human spaceflight mission in the United States Apollo space program, was launched on December 21, 1968, and became the first crewed spacecraft to leave Earth orbit, reach the Earth's Moon, orbit it and return safely to Earth. The three-astronaut crew - Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot James Lovell, and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders - became the first humans to: travel beyond low Earth orbit; escape Earth's gravity; see Earth as a whole planet; enter the gravity well of another celestial body (Earth's moon); orbit another celestial body (Earth's moon); directly see the far side of the Moon with their own eyes; witness an Earthrise; escape the gravity of another celestial body (Earth's moon); and re-enter the gravitational well of Earth. The 1968 mission, the third flight of the Saturn V rocket and that rocket's first crewed launch, was also the first human spaceflight launch from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida, located adjacent to Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. Originally planned as a second Lunar Module/Command Module test in an elliptical medium Earth orbit in early 1969, the mission profile was changed in August 1968 to a more ambitious Command Module-only lunar orbital flight to be flown in December, because the Lunar Module was not yet ready to make its first flight. This meant Borman's crew was scheduled to fly two to three months sooner than originally planned, leaving them a shorter time for training and preparation, thus placing more demands than usual on their time and discipline. Apollo 8 took three days to travel to the Moon. It orbited ten times over the course of 20 hours, during which the crew made a Christmas Eve television broadcast where they read the first 10 verses from the Book of Genesis. At the time, the broadcast was the most watched TV program ever. Apollo 8's successful mission paved the way for Apollo 11 to fulfill U.S. President John F. Kennedy's goal of landing a man on the Moon before the end of the 1960s. The Apollo 8 astronauts returned to Earth on December 27, 1968, when their spacecraft splashed down in the Northern Pacific Ocean. The crew was named Time magazine's "Men of the Year" for 1968 upon their return. Nº de ref. del artículo: 73796