Apollo 12 - On the Ocean of Storms

  • David M. Harland

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Also part of the Space Exploration book sub series (SPACEE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. David M. Harland
    Pages 1-77
  3. David M. Harland
    Pages 79-225
  4. David M. Harland
    Pages 227-401
  5. David M. Harland
    Pages 403-511
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 513-522

About this book


With its two moonwalks, deployment of a geophysical station and geological sampling, Apollo 12 did what many had hoped would be achieved by the first men to land on the Moon. It spectacularly demonstrated the precision landing capability required for the success of future lunar surface explorations.

Apollo 12 - On the Ocean of Storms

  • contains over 30 page of color images, including high-resolution scans recently produced by NASA from the original Hasselblad film;
  • covers the mission from its planning through to completion;
  • includes conversations among the crew in the spacecraft that were not transmitted;
  • in the definitive 'popular' account of this mission.

This is the first time in 40 years that the story of the Apollo 12 mission to the Moon has bene told in its entirety, using official documents, flight transcripts, and post-mission debriefing to recreate the drama.


Apollo 11 Apollo missions Apollo spacecraft Gemini missions Lunar exploration Lunar missions Manned lunar landing

Authors and affiliations

  • David M. Harland
    • 1
  1. 1.Space HistorianGlasgowUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-7606-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4419-7607-9
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