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From: Geneva, Switzerland
Registered: May 2006

posted 07-30-2007 10:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Lunar Exploration Scrapbook
by Robert Godwin
From single-seat landers to rocket backpacks and lunar bulldozers, this study takes readers into the imagination of the world's top aerospace engineers by presenting NASA's lunar spacecraft research. A unique blend of history and imagination, this resource covers not only the actual exploration of the moon conducted during the Apollo program of the 1960s and 1970s, but also includes a presentation of dozens of spacecraft that were never built. Vivid, colorful renderings of the conceptual crafts — many of which are not available anywhere else — are also included, providing a visual progression of NASA's technological advancements.
  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Collector's Guide Publishing, Inc. (November 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1894959698
  • ISBN-13: 978-1894959698

Larry McGlynn

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From: Boston, MA
Registered: Jul 2003

posted 11-27-2007 01:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Larry McGlynn   Click Here to Email Larry McGlynn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just received the Lunar Exploration Scrapbook.

It does a nice job putting in place all the lunar surface vehicles like the BIS lunar lander, the LM and all the concept landing vehicles. Then it shows all the different lunar rover vehicles as well as spacesuits.

The drawings are CG and the book is hardcover. It is nice reference book.

Robert Pearlman

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Registered: Nov 1999

posted 01-21-2008 10:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Space Review's Jeff Foust reviewed The Lunar Exploration Scrapbook:
Last month NASA announced one key detail about the lunar lander that will be a key element in the agency's plans to return to the Moon: its name. Little else is known about Altair, as the lander is now known, other than it will be able to host four astronauts on the lunar surface for a week. Although NASA has published some conceptual illustrations of the spacecraft, the actual design of Altair won't be finalized until early next decade, assuming that the Vision for Space Exploration survives the change in presidential administrations next year in something resembling its current form. In the meantime, engineers at NASA and in industry will work on design studies and related work that will better define what Altair will look like. The question is, will they be as creative and inventive as their predecessors were nearly a half-century ago when they worked on the original push to the Moon, as so richly illustrated in the book The Lunar Exploration Scrapbook?

E2M Lem Man

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From: Los Angeles CA. USA
Registered: Jan 2005

posted 01-26-2008 12:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for E2M Lem Man   Click Here to Email E2M Lem Man     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is an exciting book. Godwin has included many ideas and designs that were tossed aside during the Apollo times.

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