Orbiting the Moon

  • Arthur L. Slotkin
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


NASA planned two piloted Apollo-Saturn missions in 1968: AS-205 (Apollo 7) to prove the Block II spacecraft ready for a lunar mission, and AS-503 (Apollo 8), the first piloted flight aboard a Saturn V to test the lunar module in low Earth orbit. Because of development delays, however, Apollo 8 would test the command and service modules in lunar orbit, and is remembered for the spectacular pictures of Earth rising over the lunar horizon.


Lunar Surface Space Shuttle Launch Vehicle Service Module Space Program 
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© Arthur L. Slotkin 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arthur L. Slotkin
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  1. 1.AtlantaUSA

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