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How to Find the Apollo Landing Sites: Everything You Need to Know

Handbook / ManualPopular Science
Offers casual and serious observers the ability to locate the Apollo landing sites (with or without visual aid) and provides history on each mission, including why sites were chosen
Shows a visual, picture-by-picture, zoom-in guide for locating the Apollo landing sites, augmented by official NASA photos depicting views from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) and astronaut photographs taken during each mission
Includes a historical perspective on the unmanned lunar missions of Ranger and Surveyor that preceded the Apollo landings

Series: The Patrick Moore Practical Astronomy Series

By: James Chen (Author), Adam Chen (Author)

269 pages, 86 colour & 73 b/w illustrations


Paperback | Jun 2014 | #216869 | ISBN-13: 9783319064550
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NHBS Price: £31.99 $39/€36 approx

About this book

How to Find the Apollo Landing Sites is for anyone who wants to be able to connect the history of lunar exploration to the Moon visible above. It addresses what Apollo equipment and experiments were left behind and what the Apollo landings sites look like now. Each Apollo mission is examined in detail, with photos that progressively zoom-in to guide the reader in locating the Apollo landing sites. Guided by official NASA photographs from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and the original Apollo missions, the reader can view the Moon with a new appreciation of the accomplishment of landing astronauts on its surface.

Countless people have gazed at the Moon in the night sky knowing the successes of the Apollo Program in landing men on the Moon. After the information in How to Find the Apollo Landing Sites, casual and serious observers can actually point out where the Apollo landings occurred as well as knowing why those sites were chosen.


- Forward
- Introduction
- What You Need to Know About the Moon
- What You Need to Know About Telescopes
- Apollo 11
- Apollo 12
- Apollo 13
- Apollo 14
- Apollo 15
- Apollo 16
- Apollo 17
- Ranger
- Surveyor
- Crash Sites of Saturn Third Stage and LM Ascent Stages
- The Moon, Mars, and the Future
- Acknowledgements
- NASA Abbreviations
- Recommended Reading
- Author's Telescope and Camera Equipment
- Basic Telescope Calculations
- Bibliography
- Author and Graphics Designer Biography
- Index

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James Chen is retired from the Department of the Navy and Federal Aviation Administration where he worked as a Radar and Surveillance Systems Engineer. A guest lecturer at local Washington DC/Northern Virginia/Maryland astronomy clubs on amateur astronomy topics of eyepiece design and optical filters, he wrote a short Astronomy Magazine article on Dobsonian telescope design November 1989 and served as a sales consultant to two Washington DC area telescope stores for over 30 years.

Adam Chen is Program Manager of media support for NASA Headquarters in Washington DC. He was creator and executive producer of major NASA publications including the book and web-book application documenting the history of the Space Shuttle Program Celebrating 30 Years of the Space Shuttle Program. Currently Adam works as Program Manager at Plan it Advertising in Baltimore, MD.

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