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|MattJL||I finally re-discovered the Apollo 12 pamphlet (or miniature magazine, I'm not sure of how to classify it) "A New Vista for Lunar Sciences" when I was cleaning out my bookshelf. It looks to be a period artifact, as Apollo 13 is mentioned in future tense (and the price is given as 65 cents). The cover has a color photograph of either Conrad or Bean skipping away from Intrepid towards the photographer.|
Can anyone tell me about the origins of this pamphlet, or if similar ones were released for Apollo missions 11 and 13 through 17?
- Apollo 8 Man Around the Moon (EP-66)
- Code Name: Spider Flight of Apollo 9 (EP-68)
- Mission Report Apollo 10 (EP-70)
- The First Lunar Landing As Told by the Astronauts (EP-73)
- Apollo 12 A New Vista for Lunar Science (EP-74)
- Apollo 13 "Houston, we've got a problem" (EP-76)
- Apollo 14 Science at Fra Mauro (EP-91)
- Apollo 15 At Hadley Base (EP-94)
- Apollo 16 At Descartes (EP-97)
- Apollo 17 At Taurus-Littrow (EP-102)
|MattJL||Thanks. I may eventually have to go and complete the set now.|
|LM-12||The booklets were produced by the Office of Public Affairs at NASA. I think EP stands for Educational Publication.|
|Blackarrow||There's one booklet missing from the above list: "Log of Apollo 11" (EP-72). I would suggest that it's the "real" Apollo 11 publication out of this list. |
EP-73 is a departure from the format of the other Apollo booklets. It's an illustrated transcript of the post-mission press conference (which I remember watching live by satellite on our neighbours' colour TV while they were on holiday.)
Both are excellent, in fact the whole set is a wonderful evocation of the glory days of Apollo.
The Apollo 8 booklet is arguably the best and most detailed.
|LM-12||There is also a large booklet simply called "Apollo" (EP-100). On the cover is an Apollo 17 photo of Gene Cernan holding the flag with the Earth in the background.|
Did anybody get a booklet autographed?
|onesmallstep||I can remember, in those pre-internet (and cS) days, eagerly awaiting the publication of all of those booklets from NASA. You did get a lot of information from newspapers and magazines during the flights, but it was still impressive to see the full color pictures printed along with a report of the mission.|
|LM-12||In EP-76, there is a nice photo of the Apollo 13 astronauts leaving the crew transfer van at Pad 39A on launch day. I do not recall seeing that photo anywhere else. There is no photo number.|
|J.L||That would be image 70PC-96 |
|LM-12||Excellent - thanks for posting!|