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micropooz
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posted 09-14-2006 11:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for micropooz   Click Here to Email micropooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This may be old news to a lot of you, but I found this interesting with respect to the new pubs that NASA is working on:
http://history.nasa.gov/nltrc.pdf

Especially the new book on the LLRV ("Unconventional, Contrary, and Ugly - The Story of the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle", NASA SP-2006-4535). Ordering details are in the Dryden section of the newsletter.

Jurg Bolli
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posted 09-14-2006 06:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the update, I have been waiting for the LLRV book for a long time, I asked NASA and they kept postponing the publication. Now it seems to be here.
Jurg

cspg
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posted 09-15-2006 01:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jurg Bolli:
Thanks for the update, I have been waiting for the LLRV book for a long time, I asked NASA and they kept postponing the publication. Now it seems to be here.
Jurg

nope. You'll have to wait another month or so. Dryden will release it publicly on time with some major anniversary there, so I have heard.

Chris.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 11-16-2006 12:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From NASA's History Office:
quote:
Unconventional, Contrary, and Ugly: The Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (NASA SP-2006-4535) by Gene J. Matranga, C. Wayne Ottinger, Calvin R. Jarvis, with D. Christian Gelzer is Monograph in Aerospace History #35. With a foreword by Neil Armstrong explaining the importance of the LLRV, this monograph tells the fascinating story of how engineers, largely at NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center, developed a vehicle to touch down on the Moon. These engineers faced remarkable challenges, considering that the Moon has no atmosphere (to support winged flight), one-sixth of the Earth's gravity, and obviously no existing physical guiding infrastructure for pilots such as beacon lights or landing strips. An electronic version of this monograph should be available soon through the Dryden History site. Hard copies of this monograph may be requested through NASA Dryden as well.

micropooz
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posted 11-16-2006 01:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for micropooz   Click Here to Email micropooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got my copy from the Dryden History Office a couple of weeks ago. It is EXCELLENT!!!

[Edited by micropooz (November 16, 2006).]

Jurg Bolli
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posted 11-20-2006 07:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just received the monograph about the LLRV from NASA Dryden in the mail, just for the Priority postage. It seems a great book and I look forward to reading it. It was originally to come out in 2001 (!) but I am glad it is finally here.
Jurg

randy
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posted 12-04-2006 07:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I got my copy today. Excellent! Very detailed and with great photos.

Randy

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