The Lunar Exploration Scrapbook
A Pictorial History of Lunar Vehicles
By (author) Robert Godwin
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Lunar Exploration Scrapbook by Robert Godwin
Book DescriptionIn 1938 a committee of the British Interplanetary Society drew up the first serious plans for a manned lunar spacecraft. The BIS moon ship would be the first in a long line of designs that would ultimately lead to Tranquility Base and beyond. Working alongside engineers and scientists from Britain, Canada and Germany, the elite of American industrial engineers turned their attention to not only reaching the moon but to establishing a long-term presence there. Between 1958 and 1971 millions of man-hours and untold amounts of money were spent to try and create the hardware necessary to accomplish this unprecedented goal. In this book for the first time in one place, is a pictorial register of many of these incredible designs. A remarkable story of what might have happened if the mighty Saturn V rocket had not been relegated to the status of an historical footnote. In his latest book, "The Lunar Exploration Scrapbook", noted editor and writer Robert Godwin, has distilled years of research into an unprecedented look at the many machines considered by the United States for lunar exploration. Combining the blueprints of the 1950s and 1960s with modern computer graphics, Godwin has brought to life many of the past, and packed them all into one tightly woven package of colour and facts. The Lunar Exploration Scrapbook features colour texture-wrapped renderings of dozens of designs that never left the drawing board, creating a unique look at what might have happened if money had been no object, and humanity had gone to the moon to stay.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781894959698
(255mm x 180mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Apogee Books
Publisher: Collector's Guide Publishing
Publish Date: 15-Nov-2007
Country of Publication: Canada
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Space Shuttle, Paperback (January 2007)
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Deep Space, Paperback (February 2006)
For as long as mankind has possessed a sense of wonder, astronomy has been practised in one form or another. It can be thought of as having graduated to the status of a true science at the point in history when it became forever separated from astrology. This book examines deep space exploration missions, past, future, and their results.
Mars, Paperback (May 2005)» View all books by Robert Godwin
In 1858, an astronomer working at the Vatican observatory named father Pietro Angelo Secchi created his own drawings of Mars. This volume tells of people and places that have influenced mankind's relationship with the enigmatic red planet, and shows the colour drawings that Secchi made. It also includes other stories, drawings, and photographs.
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Author Biography - Robert Godwin
Robert Godwin is the owner and founder of Apogee Space Books. He is also the Space Curator at the Canadian Air & Space Museum. He has written or edited over 100 books including the award winning series "The NASA Mission Reports". Robert has appeared on dozens of radio and television programs in Canada, the USA and England as an expert on, not only music, but also space exploration. His books have been discussed on CNN, the CBC, the BBC and CBS 60 Minutes. He produced the first ever virtual reality panoramas of the Apollo lunar surface photography and the first multi-camera angle movie of the Apollo 11 moonwalk. His last book "New Horizons" expanded on that previous ground-breaking work.
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