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posted 04-27-2012 02:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Lunar Rover Manual
An Insight into the History, Development, Production and Role of NASA's Unique Lunar Vehicle

by Christopher Riley, David Woods, Philip Dolling

This "Haynes Manual" describes a truly unique vehicle - part car, part spacecraft - from its uncertain gestation in the 1960s through its ultimate engineering design and build challenges, to its extraordinary off-road drives through the rugged lunar highlands in the 1970s, when the lives of six human beings depended on it. The absorbing text focuses on the Lunar Rover's engineering, design and operation, and is supported by many technical drawings and stunning images from the rich NASA photographic archive.

The three co-authors are a truly expert team. Dr Christopher Riley, a former planetary scientist, is a historian of human space flight and director of over 100 TV programmes on his subject. W. David Woods has studied the engineering behind the Apollo programme for nearly 20 years, and edits and curates NASA's Apollo Flight Journal (AFJ). Phillip Dolling is a multi-award winning Executive Producer at the BBC, responsible for many of the corporation's flagship factual strands. Riley and Dolling were co-authors of Haynes' best-selling Apollo 11 Manual.

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: J H Haynes & Co Ltd (1 Nov 2012)
  • ISBN-10: 0857332678
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857332677

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posted 02-02-2013 05:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for the clocks running   Click Here to Email the clocks running     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I purchased the Haynes Lunar Rover Manual this week from Barnes and Noble and love it. It is packed with tons of information about the LRV. Dave Scott (Apollo 15 Commander) wrote the forward. The price is $32.95 USA.


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posted 02-02-2013 06:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for hermit   Click Here to Email hermit     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very well edited too, I hear.


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posted 05-20-2013 07:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jjknap   Click Here to Email jjknap     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My Amazon review:

I thought I had every book on the Lunar rover and there wasn't much more I needed to know. I was wrong. What a great book with fantastic photos and diagrams. The book covers the early Molab concepts, the three final competitors and the assembly and operation of the rovers on the Moon. There were several photos of the rover on the Moon that I had never viewed before. This is a must have for anyone interested in project Apollo!

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