The Apollo flights: a brief history

  • W. David Woods
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS, volume 0)


Owen Maynard, one of the engineers who had been designing manned spacecraft for NASA from the beginning, reduced the task of reaching the Moon to a series of missions that, one by one, would push Apollo's capability all the way to the lunar surface. These missions were assigned letters of the alphabet: A, B, C, etc. Managers believed that if the lunar goal was to be realised, each mission would have to be accomplished, with some missions possibly involving more than one flight.


Landing Site Lunar Surface Launch Vehicle Lunar Orbit Lightning Strike 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • W. David Woods
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  1. 1.Apollo Flight Journal (NASA web resource)GlasgowUK

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