Apollo Mission Reports Books

Apollo Mission Reports Books

Post by nojun » Thu, 22 Jul 1999 04:00:00



I bought a couple of books the other day that are absolutely astounding
for anyone interested in the Apollo project.  They are from Apogee Books
(no relation to Tim's company!)...the series now covers Apollo 8, 9, 10,
11, and Friendship 7, with the Apollo flights through 17 coming out over
the next couple of years.

The books themselves are collections of stuff from NASA...the original
press kits for each flight, Pre- and Post-Flight Mission Operator's
reports, and other NASA mission reports and datasets, interviews, and
transcripts.  A CD-ROM is included, with *lots* of .jpg images
(unfortunately not the greatest resolution) and Quicktime video.  (The
Apollo 11, Volume 1 CD-ROM has over 1400 photos from the 70mm
Hasselblads and three "stitched-together" Quicktime .mpg panorama movies
of the Tranquility Base site.)  The prices range from about $13 to about
$18 or so.  I found them in Barnes & Noble, but I think they can be
ordered directly from the publisher through their web site,
too...http://www.cgpublishing.com.  They are in Burlington, Ontario,
Canada.

I only have the Apollo 10 and 11 (Vol. 1; the Vol. 2 just came out)
books so far, but I will be getting the rest as soon as I can; these are
*really* good reference materials, and cover the missions far better
than most of the rest of the stuff I've seen out there.  (IMHO, the
CD-ROM images alone are worth more than the cost of the book.)  

Enjoy!

--
Mike
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Apollo Mission Reports Books

Post by John H. Cato, Jr » Fri, 23 Jul 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> I bought a couple of books the other day that are absolutely
> astounding for anyone interested in the Apollo project.  They are
> from Apogee Books...

  <snip>

Quote:
> these are *really* good reference materials, and cover the missions
> far better than most of the rest of the stuff I've seen out there.
> (IMHO, the CD-ROM images alone are worth more than the cost of the
> book.)

I agree, Mike -- picked up the Apollo 11, v.1 book last week down at
Kennedy.  Good info -- good CD-ROM.  Well worth the money.

-- john.

 
 
 

Apollo Mission Reports Books

Post by nojun » Fri, 23 Jul 1999 04:00:00



Quote:

> I agree, Mike -- picked up the Apollo 11, v.1 book last week down at
> Kennedy.  Good info -- good CD-ROM.  Well worth the money.

I was skeptical at first, and only bought 2 of the 4 that the local B&N
had.   There is a bit of repitition between some of the sections, but
the crew bios are really interesting...

        "As a civil servant, Armstrong, a GS-16 Step 7, earns $30,054
per annum."

        "The annual pay and allowances of an Air Force lieutenant
colonel with Collins' time in service  equals $17,147.36."

        "The annual pay and allowances of an Air Force colonel with
Aldrin's time on service total $18,622.56."

--
Mike
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