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cspg
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posted 12-25-2008 01:23 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA Apollo 11 Manual: 1969 (including Saturn V, CM-107, SM-107, LM-5)
by Chris Riley and Phil Dolling
On 20 July 1969, US astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. This is the story of the Apollo 11 mission and the "space hardware" that made it all possible.

This manual looks at the evolution and design of the mighty Saturn V rocket, the Command and Service Modules, and the Lunar Module. It describes the space suits worn by the crew and their special life support systems. We learn about how the Apollo 11 mission was flown - from launch procedures to "flying" the Saturn V and the LEM, and from moon walking to the earth re-entry procedure.

Dr. Christopher Riley is a broadcaster and film-maker specialising in history and science documentaries. In 2004 he won the Sir Arthur Clarke award for the BBC1 blockbuster series Space Odyssey: Voyage to the Planets. His latest film In the Shadow of the Moon: The Story of the Apollo Astronauts, won the World Cinema Audience Award in 2007.

  • Hardcover
  • J H Haynes & Co Ltd (Nov. 1, 2009)
  • ISBN-10: 1844256839
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844256839

gliderpilotuk
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posted 01-04-2009 03:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for gliderpilotuk   Click Here to Email gliderpilotuk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This could be quite interesting.

Haynes are a UK company which originally specialised in producing maintenance manuals for cars. The have diversified from the original theme (probably due to the demise of truly awful, maintenance-intensive British Leyland cars!), and recently issued the "Owner's Workshop Manual on the Spitfire 1936 Onwards (All Marks)." A slightly tongue-in-cheek title but an excellent detailed analysis. This has now been followed up with the Lancaster.

garymilgrom
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posted 06-03-2009 06:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have you read the book? The cover art — a take-off of the Haynes auto manual — is clever, but I wonder if the book reveals anything new. Thank you.

Mr Meek
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posted 06-03-2009 08:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mr Meek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had one of those spontaneous, annoy-the-neighbors-loud bursts of laughter when I saw this. Absolutely perfect! I've used Haynes manuals on every car I've owned, and this looks to be a brilliant addition to the library.

If the book is written in keeping with other Haynes manuals, this could be very instructive and, frankly, hilarious. The mental image of someone rolling up their sleeves and changing the oil on the LM out in the driveway is just great, and something that none of us will ever get to do.

Genius choice of topic on Haynes' part, and I'll definitely be adding it to the shelf.

OLDIE
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posted 06-03-2009 10:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for OLDIE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This book is more a book for the car mechanic or "nuts and bolts" enthusiast.

pollux
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posted 06-03-2009 04:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pollux     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My copy arrived this morning. I doubt that there is anything new in this book, but that's not the point. It is such a FUN book, it deserves a place on a space bookshelf. If you know Haynes car manuals you'll know what to expect. Oay, you may not be able to strip down a LM and change the oxygen cylinders, but you get loads of cutaways and layouts. It's essentially a 200 page history of spaceflight up to the end of the moon landings, with emphasis on Apollo 11. But, and this is its USP, it is presented, almost tongue in cheek, in the style of a car maintenance manual. Even the books title is in the style of Haynes Car Manuals - "Apollo 11 1969 (including Saturn V, CM-107, SM-107, LM-5)".

Chapters are:

  1. Intro
  2. Saturn Rocket
  3. CSM
  4. Guidance and Nav systems
  5. LM
  6. Space Suits
  7. Comms
  8. J-class missions
  9. Appendices
Just looking at it as I type, it makes me grin! And if you've seen the Spitfire and Lancaster Haynes manuals, you'll know what to expect.

Definitely gets a thumbs up from me.

Spoon
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posted 06-04-2009 04:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spoon   Click Here to Email Spoon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For somebody who wants a concise technical overview of the spacecraft systems of Apollo 11, this would be an ideal purchase.

There are many reproductions of system diagrams in the book as well, (quite a few provided by a certain "Spaceaholic"!) these being my highlight and worth the cover price alone (to me, anyway!).

The authors reference Dave Woods tremendous "How Apollo Flew to the Moon" as well as Alan Lawrie's "Saturn" and this does show in the text. This book provides a nice jumping off point to more detailed works such as these.

This is the type of book from which lifelong love affairs can blossom!

cspg
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posted 10-08-2018 10:05 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
NASA Mission AS-506 Apollo 11 Owners' Workshop Manual: 50th Anniversary of 1st Moon Landing - 1969 (including Saturn V, CM-107, SM-107, LM-5)
by Christopher Riley and Philip Dolling
On 20 July 1969, US astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first men to walk on the moon. NASA Mission AS-506 Apollo 11 Owners' Workshop Manual is the story of the Apollo 11 mission and the 'space hardware' that made it all possible. This manual looks at the evolution and design of the mighty Saturn V rocket, the Command and Service Modules, and the Lunar Module. It describes the space suits worn by the crew and their special life support and communications systems. We learn about how the Apollo 11 mission was flown - from launch procedures to 'flying' the Saturn V and the 'LEM', and from moon walking to the earth re-entry procedure. This new edition of the book celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
  • Hardcover: 216 pages
  • Haynes Publishing UK (June 25, 2019)
  • ISBN-10: 1785215922
  • ISBN-13: 978-1785215926

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