Memories of the Apollo and Space Shuttle Programs

The book also describes the Lunar Module; without its concept, we may have never made the Moon landings. The book also details how we beat the Russians to the Moon, covers all Apollo missions, and how we saved the Apollo 13 astronauts.

Memories of the Apollo and Space Shuttle Programs

I have had the privilege of being an engineer who worked on both the Apollo and Space Shuttle Orbiter Programs for more than forty-five years. It has been a fascinating and rewarding experience, along with its share of pressures and disappointments. Come take this exciting journey with me. In this book, I present the contributions of thirty key scientists who, over a period of 2,500 years, made the Moon visit possible in my lifetime. I review the birth of the Space Age, early Russian do

Apollo 1

98. Korb, Memories of the Apollo and Space Shuttle Programs. 99. Schirra, Schirra's Space, 178; Borman, Countdown, 182; Seamans, Aiming at Targets, 145. 100. Slayton, Deke!, 200; Author Interview with Jerry Goodman, July 17, 2020. 101.

Apollo 1

On January 27, 1967, astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee climbed into a new spacecraft perched atop a large Saturn rocket at Kennedy Space Center in Florida for a routine dress rehearsal of their upcoming launch into orbit, then less than a month away. All three astronauts were experienced pilots and had dreams of one day walking on the moon. But little did they know, nor did anyone else, that once they entered the spacecraft that cold winter day they would never leave it alive. The Apollo program would be perilously close to failure before it ever got off the ground. But rather than dooming the space program, this tragedy caused the spacecraft to be completely overhauled, creating a stellar flying machine to achieve the program’s primary goal: putting man on the moon. Apollo 1 is a candid portrayal of the astronauts, the disaster that killed them, and its aftermath. In it, readers will learn: How the Apollo 1 spacecraft was doomed from the start, with miles of uninsulated wiring and tons of flammable materials in a pure oxygen atmosphere, along with a hatch that wouldn’t open How, due to political pressure, the government contract to build the Apollo 1 craft went to a bidder with an inferior plan How public opinion polls were beginning to turn against the space program before the tragedy and got much worse after Apollo 1 is about America fulfilling its destiny of man setting foot on the moon. It’s also about the three American heroes who lost their lives in the tragedy, but whose lives were not lost in vain.

Memories of the Golden Age of American Space Flight Mercury Gemini Apollo Skylab Oral Histories of Managers Engineers and Workers Set 4 Including Sjoberg Wendt and Yardley

To preserve the integrity of the audio record, the texts are presented with limited revisions and thus reflect the candid conversational style of the oral history format.

Memories of the Golden Age of American Space Flight  Mercury  Gemini  Apollo  Skylab    Oral Histories of Managers  Engineers  and Workers  Set 4    Including Sjoberg  Wendt  and Yardley

The fascinating oral histories of a fourth set of thirteen pioneers of the "golden age" of American manned spaceflight (Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab) provide new insights into this extraordinary effort, with vital observations about an era of space history that changed the world. The interviews divulge new information and some long-held secrets; they are sometimes emotional, sometimes analytical, with revealing anecdotes, stories of supervisors and colleagues, hardware, and much more. Even serious space enthusiasts will find numerous "aha, I didn't know that" comments! Contents include: Chapter 1: Jones W. "Joe" Roach * Chapter 2: Alan M. Rochford * Chapter 3: Rodney G. Rose * Chapter 4: Fred D. Rowell * Chapter 5: Frank H. Samonski * Chapter 6: Milton A. Silveira * Chapter 7: Sigurd A. Sjoberg * Chapter 8: John C. Stonesifer * Chapter 9: Joseph G. "Guy" Thibodaux, Jr * Chapter 10: Robert F. Thompson * Chapter 11: Guenter F. Wendt * Chapter 12: Donald E. Williams * Chapter 13: John F. Yardley. The oral histories are the transcripts from audio-recorded, personal interviews with many who pioneered outer space and the Moon, and with those who continue the excitement of space exploration. To preserve the integrity of the audio record, the texts are presented with limited revisions and thus reflect the candid conversational style of the oral history format. Brackets and ellipses indicate where the text has been annotated or edited for clarity. The date of each interview is noted. Established in 1996, the goal of the NASA Johnson Space Center Oral History Project (JSC OHP) is to capture history from the individuals who first provided the country and the world with an avenue to space and the moon. Participants include managers, engineers, technicians, doctors, astronauts, and other employees of NASA and aerospace contractors who served in key roles during the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, and Shuttle programs. These oral histories ensure that the words of these pioneers live on to tell future generations about the excitement and lessons of space exploration. Oral history interviews began in the summer of 1997, and since that time more than 675 individuals have participated in the NASA Oral History projects.

Memories of the Golden Age of American Space Flight Mercury Gemini Apollo Skylab Oral Histories of Managers Engineers and Workers Set 3 Including Maynard George Mueller and Warren North

To preserve the integrity of the audio record, the texts are presented with limited revisions and thus reflect the candid conversational style of the oral history format.

Memories of the Golden Age of American Space Flight  Mercury  Gemini  Apollo  Skylab    Oral Histories of Managers  Engineers  and Workers  Set 3    Including Maynard  George Mueller  and Warren North

The fascinating oral histories of a third set of fifteen pioneers of the "golden age" of American manned spaceflight (Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab) provide new insights into this extraordinary effort, with vital observations about an era of space history that changed the world. The interviews divulge new information and some long-held secrets; they are sometimes emotional, sometimes analytical, with revealing anecdotes, stories of supervisors and colleagues, hardware, and much more. Even serious space enthusiasts will find numerous "aha, I didn't know that" comments! Contents include: Chapter 1: John Llewellyn * Chapter 2: T. Rodney Loe * Chapter 3: J. Thomas Markley * Chapter 4: Charles W. Mathews * Chapter 5: Owen E. Maynard * Chapter 6: James W. McBarron II * Chapter 7: Harold Joseph McMann, Jr. * Chapter 8: George E. Mueller * Chapter 9: Warren J. North * Chapter 10: Dee O'Hara * Chapter 11: Fred Pearce * Chapter 12: Henry O. Pohl * Chapter 13: G. Merritt Preston * Chapter 14: Paul E. Purser * Chapter 15: Raul E. "Ernie" Reyes The oral histories are the transcripts from audio-recorded, personal interviews with many who pioneered outer space and the Moon, and with those who continue the excitement of space exploration. To preserve the integrity of the audio record, the texts are presented with limited revisions and thus reflect the candid conversational style of the oral history format. Brackets and ellipses indicate where the text has been annotated or edited for clarity. The date of each interview is noted. Established in 1996, the goal of the NASA Johnson Space Center Oral History Project (JSC OHP) is to capture history from the individuals who first provided the country and the world with an avenue to space and the moon. Participants include managers, engineers, technicians, doctors, astronauts, and other employees of NASA and aerospace contractors who served in key roles during the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, and Shuttle programs. These oral histories ensure that the words of these pioneers live on to tell future generations about the excitement and lessons of space exploration. Oral history interviews began in the summer of 1997, and since that time more than 675 individuals have participated in the NASA Oral History projects.

Nanosatellites

Space and Ground Technologies, Operations and Economics Rogerio Atem de Carvalho, Jaime Estela, Martin Langer. Memory and FPGAs internal data ... In the Apollo program, magnetic core memories were used. The Space Shuttle missions used ...

Nanosatellites

Nanosatellites: Space and Ground Technologies, Operations and Economics Rogerio Atem de Carvalho, Instituto Federal Fluminense, Brazil Jaime Estela, Spectrum Aerospace Group, Germany and Peru Martin Langer, Technical University of Munich, Germany Covering the latest research on nanosatellites Nanosatellites: Space and Ground Technologies, Operations and Economics comprehensively presents the latest research on the fast-developing area of nanosatellites. Divided into three distinct sections, the book begins with a brief history of nanosatellites and introduces nanosatellites technologies and payloads, also explaining how these are deployed into space. The second section provides an overview of the ground segment and operations, and the third section focuses on the regulations, policies, economics, and future trends. Key features: Payloads for nanosatellites Nanosatellites components design Examines the cost of development of nanosatellites. Covers the latest policies and regulations. Considers future trends for nanosatellites. Nanosatellites: Space and Ground Technologies, Operations and Economics is a comprehensive reference for researchers and practitioners working with nanosatellites in the aerospace industry.

The Apollo Guidance Computer

This class of programs, called Erasable Memory Programs, is discussed in a later section. ... Core memories were used in the Space Shuttle computers until 1990, when they were replaced by solid-state memory. a binary `1'.

The Apollo Guidance Computer

The technological marvel that facilitated the Apollo missions to the Moon was the on-board computer. In the 1960s most computers filled an entire room, but the spacecraft’s computer was required to be compact and low power. Although people today find it difficult to accept that it was possible to control a spacecraft using such a ‘primitive’ computer, it nevertheless had capabilities that are advanced even by today’s standards. This is the first book to fully describe the Apollo guidance computer’s architecture, instruction format and programs used by the astronauts. As a comprehensive account, it will span the disciplines of computer science, electrical and aerospace engineering. However, it will also be accessible to the ‘space enthusiast’. In short, the intention is for this to be the definitive account of the Apollo guidance computer. Frank O’Brien’s interest in the Apollo program began as a serious amateur historian. About 12 years ago, he began performing research and writing essays for the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal, and the Apollo Flight Journal. Much of this work centered on his primary interests, the Apollo Guidance Computer (AGC) and the Lunar Module. These Journals are generally considered the canonical online reference on the flights to the Moon. He was then asked to assist the curatorial staff in the creation of the Cradle of Aviation Museum, on Long Island, New York, where he helped prepare the Lunar Module simulator, a LM procedure trainer and an Apollo space suit for display. He regularly lectures on the Apollo computer and related topics to diverse groups, from NASA's computer engineering conferences, the IEEE/ACM, computer festivals and university student groups.

Memories of the Golden Age of American Space Flight Mercury Gemini Apollo Skylab Oral Histories of Managers Engineers and Workers Set 1 Including Charles Berry and Max Faget

To preserve the integrity of the audio record, the texts are presented with limited revisions and thus reflect the candid conversational style of the oral history format.

Memories of the Golden Age of American Space Flight  Mercury  Gemini  Apollo  Skylab    Oral Histories of Managers  Engineers  and Workers  Set 1    Including Charles Berry and Max Faget

The fascinating oral histories of sixteen pioneers of the "golden age" of American manned spaceflight (Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab) provide new insights into this extraordinary effort, with vital observations about an era of space history that changed the world. The interviews divulge new information and some long-held secrets; they are sometimes emotional, sometimes analytical, with revealing anecdotes, stories of supervisors and colleagues, hardware, and much more. Even serious space enthusiasts will find numerous "aha, I didn't know that" comments! Contents include: Chapter 1 - John W. Aaron * Chapter 2 - Arnold D. Aldrich * Chapter 3 - Elmer E. Barton * Chapter 4 - Larry E. Bell * Chapter 5 - Charles A. Berry * Chapter 6 - Charles F. Bingman * Chapter 7 - Aleck C. Bond * Chapter 8 - Jerry C. Bostick * Chapter 9 - Richard R. Carley * Chapter 10 - Marlowe D. Cassetti * Chapter 11 - A. Duane Catterson * Chapter 12 - Jamye Flowers Coplin * Chapter 13 - Burton G. Cour-Palais * Chapter 14 - Larry D. Davis * Chapter 15 - Stanley Faber * Chapter 16 - Maxime A. Faget. The oral histories are the transcripts from audio-recorded, personal interviews with many who pioneered outer space and the Moon, and with those who continue the excitement of space exploration. To preserve the integrity of the audio record, the texts are presented with limited revisions and thus reflect the candid conversational style of the oral history format. Brackets and ellipses indicate where the text has been annotated or edited for clarity. The date of each interview is noted. Established in 1996, the goal of the NASA Johnson Space Center Oral History Project (JSC OHP) is to capture history from the individuals who first provided the country and the world with an avenue to space and the moon. Participants include managers, engineers, technicians, doctors, astronauts, and other employees of NASA and aerospace contractors who served in key roles during the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, and Shuttle programs. These oral histories ensure that the words of these pioneers live on to tell future generations about the excitement and lessons of space exploration. Oral history interviews began in the summer of 1997, and since that time more than 675 individuals have participated in the NASA Oral History projects.

Memories of the Golden Age of American Space Flight Mercury Gemini Apollo Skylab Oral Histories of Managers Engineers and Workers Set 2 Including Lunney Haney Kleinknecht and Kraft

To preserve the integrity of the audio record, the texts are presented with limited revisions and thus reflect the candid conversational style of the oral history format.

Memories of the Golden Age of American Space Flight  Mercury  Gemini  Apollo  Skylab    Oral Histories of Managers  Engineers  and Workers  Set 2    Including Lunney  Haney  Kleinknecht  and Kraft

The fascinating oral histories of a second set of fourteen pioneers of the "golden age" of American manned spaceflight (Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab) provide new insights into this extraordinary effort, with vital observations about an era of space history that changed the world. The interviews divulge new information and some long-held secrets; they are sometimes emotional, sometimes analytical, with revealing anecdotes, stories of supervisors and colleagues, hardware, and much more. Even serious space enthusiasts will find numerous "aha, I didn't know that" comments!Contents include: Chapter 1: Glynn S. Lunney * Chapter 2: Paul P. Haney * Chapter 3: Claiborne R. Hicks * Chapter 4: James Kirby Hinson and Shirley Hunt Hinson * Chapter 5: Andrew Hobokan * Chapter 6: John D. Hodge * Chapter 7: Charles Thomas Hyle * Chapter 8: Bruce G. Jackson * Chapter 9: Caldwell C. Johnson * Chapter 10: John W. Kiker * Chapter 11: Jack Kinzler * Chapter 12: Kenneth S. Kleinknecht * Chapter 13: Wayne E. Koons * Chapter 14: Christopher C. Kraft, Jr.The oral histories are the transcripts from audio-recorded, personal interviews with many who pioneered outer space and the Moon, and with those who continue the excitement of space exploration. To preserve the integrity of the audio record, the texts are presented with limited revisions and thus reflect the candid conversational style of the oral history format. Brackets and ellipses indicate where the text has been annotated or edited for clarity. The date of each interview is noted.Established in 1996, the goal of the NASA Johnson Space Center Oral History Project (JSC OHP) is to capture history from the individuals who first provided the country and the world with an avenue to space and the moon. Participants include managers, engineers, technicians, doctors, astronauts, and other employees of NASA and aerospace contractors who served in key roles during the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, and Shuttle programs.These oral histories ensure that the words of these pioneers live on to tell future generations about the excitement and lessons of space exploration. Oral history interviews began in the summer of 1997, and since that time more than 675 individuals have participated in the NASA Oral History projects.

Large Space Structures Systems in the Space Station Era

It is pointed out that the manned space flights require mass memories of several hundred megabytes , and that these ... ON NASA FLIGHT SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT - APOLLO , SHUTTLE , SPACE STATION JOHN R. GARMAN ( NASA , Johnson Space Center ...

Large Space Structures   Systems in the Space Station Era


America s Future in Space

Aligning the Civil Space Program with National Needs National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences ... In the 40 years since, memories of Apollo, buoyed by achievements such as the first space shuttle flights, ...

America s Future in Space

As civil space policies and programs have evolved, the geopolitical environment has changed dramatically. Although the U.S. space program was originally driven in large part by competition with the Soviet Union, the nation now finds itself in a post-Cold War world in which many nations have established, or are aspiring to develop, independent space capabilities. Furthermore discoveries from developments in the first 50 years of the space age have led to an explosion of scientific and engineering knowledge and practical applications of space technology. The private sector has also been developing, fielding, and expanding the commercial use of space-based technology and systems. Recognizing the new national and international context for space activities, America's Future in Space is meant to advise the nation on key goals and critical issues in 21st century U.S. civil space policy.

Keeping the Dream Alive Managing the Space Station Program 1982 to 1986

14 space station concept , whereby the program office was separate from headquarters and managed out of a field center ( in ... the memories of the Apollo and the shuttle program management , and the Hearth Committee recommendations all ...

Keeping the Dream Alive  Managing the Space Station Program  1982 to 1986


Suddenly Tomorrow Came

Remembering just how little we knew about the Moon before Apollo serves to emphasize both how far we have come and how ... the central thrust of the Space Shuttle program as scientific experimental planning for Shuttle missions began to ...

Suddenly  Tomorrow Came


Assembling and Supplying the ISS

The Space Shuttle Fulfills Its Mission David J. Shayler ... This week of remembrance rekindles memories of the lost crews of Apollo 1 on January 27, 1967, in a fire in their capsule during what was expected to be a routine ground test; ...

Assembling and Supplying the ISS

The creation and utilization of the International Space Station (ISS) is a milestone in space exploration. But without the Space Shuttle, it would have remained an impossible dream. Assembling and Supplying the ISS is the story of how, between 1998 and 2011, the Shuttle became the platform which enabled the construction and continued operation of the primary scientific research facility in Earth orbit. Fulfilling an objective it had been designed to complete decades before, 37 Shuttle missions carried the majority of the hardware needed to build the ISS and then acted as a ferry and supply train for early resident crews to the station. Building upon the decades of development and experience described in the companion volume Linking the Space Shuttle and Space Stations: Early Docking Technologies from Concept to Implementation, this book explores • a purpose-built hardware processing facility • challenging spacewalking objectives • extensive robotic operations • undocking a unmanned orbiter The experience and expertise gained through these missions allows space planners to improve space construction skills in advance of even more ambitious plans in the future.

Space Shuttle Space Tug Apollo Soyuz Test Project 1974 Status Report for 93 2 February 1974

Going on from the organization chart that Joe showed you , this is the Shuttle organization . I have two associate program managers , Bill Dean and Charlie Feltz , who are addressed respectively to integration , which is a growing task ...

Space Shuttle  Space Tug  Apollo Soyuz Test Project    1974  Status Report for      93 2  February 1974


Technology Security and National Power

But it showed up in a range of military and space applications, including the Minuteman III, an ICBM system; the main engine control computer for the Space Shuttle; and the Hubble Space Telescope. On September 6, 1976, Lieutenant Viktor ...

Technology Security and National Power

In Technology Security and National Power, Stephen D. Bryen shows how the United States has squandered its technological leadership through unwise policies. Starting from biblical times, he shows how technology has either increased national power or led to military and political catastrophe. He goes on to show how the US has eroded its technological advantages, endangering its own security.The scope ofTechnology Security and National Power extends across 3,000 years of history, from an induced plague in Athens to chemical weapons at Ypres to an atomic bomb on Hiroshima to the nuclear balance of terror. It describes new weapons systems and stealth jets, cyber attacks on national infrastructure, the looting of America's Defense secrets, and much more. The core thesis is supported by unique insight and new documentation that reaches into today's conflicted world.More than a litany of recent failures and historical errors, this book is a wake-up call for political actors and government officials who seem unable to understand the threat. Technology Security and National Power proposes that the United States can again become a winner in today's globalized environment.

Amazing Stories Fall 2019 Volume 77 Issue 1

... in Aerospace Engineering and was an engineer and team leader on NASA's Apollo, Skylab and Space Shuttle Programs. ... The sound penetrated through his dreams like a diving bell, rousing him from half-glimpsed memories and dragging ...

Amazing Stories  Fall 2019  Volume 77 Issue 1

Amazing Stories, the home of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells, publisher of the first stories of Ursula K. Leguin and Isaac Asimov, is back in print after an absence of more than a decade! This relaunch of the iconic first science fiction magazine is packed full of exciting science fiction, fantasy, and articles, all in a beautiful package featuring eye-catching illustrations and cartoons.The Amazing Stories Fall 2019 issue (the 618th issue since 1926) includes work by: S. P. Somtow • R. S. Belcher • Liz Westbrook-Trenholm • T. B. Jeremiah • Bud Sparhawk • Wendy Nikel • Matthew Hughes • Sandra Kasturi • Shirley Meier • Jack McDevitt • Sally McBride • S. L. Saboviec • Paul Levinson • Amber Royer • Adam-Troy Castro • Dave Creek • Jack Clemons • Paul Di Filippo • Lawrence Watt-Evans

Becoming Spacefarers

.Trying to change that culture and thereby close out the half century of Apollo—style human spaceflight seems to me the essence of ... With completion of the space station and termination of the shuttle program on the immediate horizon, ...

Becoming Spacefarers

What is a spacefaring society, and how do we get there from here? In addressing these questions, this book examines how partisanship and parochialism have hindered American space dreams in recent years, and demonstrates that the lessons we should have learned from U.S. history can put us on a more productive path. Instead of being stuck in Stage One space development (space as a training ground), we can move more quickly to Stage Two (Earth-Moon space as an industrial park) and eventually to Stage Three (human activity across the solar system). The keys to achieving this are routine proximity operations throughout Earth-Moon space, sustainable space infrastructure, and a new level of collaboration between the public and private sectors not adventure trips to distant solar system destinations. In Becoming Spacefarers: Rescuing Americas Space Program, James A. Vedda, one of the most innovative space policy analysts working today, offers a no-nonsense account of the current doldrums of spacefl ight in the United States and how the nation might deal with it. He makes clear that we are in a crisis, that business as usual will not enable us to overcome it, and that it is not suffi cient to rest on past successes or to accept the present partisanship and parochialism. In addition to diagnosing the problems, Vedda also offers useful and in some cases provocative prescriptions for how Americans might untie the Gordian knot of current approaches to spacefl ight.

Keeping the Dream Alive

Managing the Space Station Program, 1982-1986 Thomas J. Lewin ... With budget overruns and schedule delays in the shuttle project , many Apollo veterans looked back to Apollo as an example of the " good old days .

Keeping the Dream Alive


Apollo

pictures from Apollo 12 were lost , and I had to rely on listening to the astronauts work instead of watching them . ... Russian space station era , the International Space Station , and the developing Chinese manned space programme .

Apollo

The author chronicles these developments in adapting the lunar hardware to meet other objectives. Apollo, was a program of eleven missions.

Space Shuttle Space Tug Apollo Soyuz Test Project 1974

Going on from the organization chart that Joe showed you , this is the Shuttle organization . I have two associate program managers , Bill Dean and Charlie Feltz , who are addressed respectively to integration , which is a growing task ...

Space Shuttle  Space Tug  Apollo Soyuz Test Project  1974