Apollo 12 - on the Ocean of Storms by David M. Harland

By David M. Harland

With its moonwalks, deployment of a geophysical station and geological sampling, Apollo 12 did what many had was hoping will be accomplished via the 1st males to land at the Moon. It spectacularly confirmed the precision touchdown power required for the good fortune of destiny lunar floor explorations.

Apollo 12 - at the Ocean of Storms

  • contains over 30 web page of colour photos, together with high-resolution scans lately produced by means of NASA from the unique Hasselblad movie;
  • covers the project from its making plans via to finishing touch;
  • includes conversations one of the staff within the spacecraft that weren't transmitted;
  • in the definitive 'popular' account of this venture.

This is the 1st time in forty years that the tale of the Apollo 12 venture to the Moon has bene informed in its entirety, utilizing legit records, flight transcripts, and post-mission debriefing to recreate the drama.

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The S-IVB comprised the aft interstage, aft skirt, thrust structure, oxidiser tank, fuel tank and forward skirt. It stood 58 feet 7 inches tall and its cylindrical body was 21 feet 8 inches in diameter. The aft interstage was a truncated cone weighing 7,700 pounds. It was 18 feet 8 inches tall and narrowed from 33 feet in diameter at its base to match the diameter of the stage's body. It enclosed the stage's thrust structure and the single J-2 hydrogen-burning engine. It was to be shed with the S-II, and had four solid-fuel retrorockets at 90 degrees to retard that stage.

The S-II was stacked on 21 May and the S-IVB/IU on 22 May. The mobile launcher comprised a two-level steel base structure 25 feet high, 160 feet long and 135 feet wide. There was a 45-foot-square hole offset to one end for the F-l engine cluster. In addition to the four hold-down arms and three tail-service masts for the vehicle, the upper deck (referred to as level zero) had the permanently installed umbilical tower, which was an open steel structure 380 feet tall. This had nine 'swing arms' to provide access to the space vehicle.

On 19 August Phillips directed that if AS-503 was manned and lacked a LM, the mission was to be designated C-prime irrespective of where the spacecraft went. Then McDivitt's crew would ride AS-504 and fly the D-mission with CSM-104 and LM-3. The E-mission had been deleted. Later that day, Phillips told the press that if the flight of CSM-101 was a success, AS-503 would be manned and that since the LM would not be ready in time this would be a CSM-only mission; by not mentioning the option of leaving Earth orbit, he readily conveyed the impression of a mission confined to Earth orbit.

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