By Gregory Vogt
Lines the efforts of the USA to place a guy at the moon, from President Kennedy's historical prediction in 1961 during the crowning glory of the Apollo 17 challenge in 1972.
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Follow to program would cury. It Project fill constellation Gemini would carry two antici- spaceflight pro- important gaps was named had The new by Mer- left Project Gemini, after the — the twins. Project Gemini astronauts in a larger version of the Mercury spacecraft. Such a spacecraft would need more launch power than the Atlas could provide, so a fied Titan II missile was selected as the launch vehicle. The 90-foot-tall Titan duced 430,000 pounds of thrust with and 100,000 pounds with enough to which was 39 lift 1 1 its and Gemini II pro- its first stage second.
Added to the second, and third stages of the Saturn V, the entire vehicle consist of would stand 363 more than 6 million feet tall parts — and nearly all of which had to work perfecdy to achieve a successful trip to the 58 Moon. CHAPTER SIX TRAGEDY AND TRIUMPH The pieces were nearly all in and method for traveling Moon to place. The route and landing on the had been chosen. The launch vehicle and spacecraft were receiving the finishing touches. The launch complexes and buildings were being made were continuously training.
The Command Module would have two hatches. One would be side of the cone; this hatch at the start located along the sloped would be used as the entry of the mission and as the hatch after reentry and splashdown. 53 A exit second hatch would be located at the top of the cone. Once in space and following the jettisoning of a forward heat shield, the top hatch would be used to travel nar Command dows Command Module from the Module (see Module's walls would have numerous and Lu- to the and back again.
Apollo and the Moon Landing by Gregory Vogt