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The Apollo Lunar Samples 2017 : Collection Analysis and Results - Anthony Young

The Apollo Lunar Samples 2017

Collection Analysis and Results


Published: 24th March 2017
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This book focuses on the specific mission planning for lunar sample collection, the equipment used, and the analysis and findings concerning the samples at the Lunar Receiving Laboratory in Texas. Anthony Young documents the collection of Apollo samples for the first time for readers of all backgrounds, and includes interviews with many of those involved in planning and analyzing the samples. NASA contracted with the U.S. Geologic Survey to perform classroom and field training of the Apollo astronauts. NASA's Geology Group within the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston, Texas, helped to establish the goals of sample collection, as well as the design of sample collection tools, bags, and storage containers. In this book, detailed descriptions are given on the design of the lunar sampling tools, the Modular Experiment Transporter used on Apollo 14, and the specific areas of the Lunar Rover vehicle used for the Apollo 15, 16, and 17 missions, which carried the sampling tools, bags, and other related equipment used in sample collection. The Lunar Receiving Laboratory, which was designed and built at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Texas for analysis and storage of the lunar samples returned from the Apollo lunar landing missions is also described in detail. There are also descriptions of astronaut mission training for sample collecting, with the focus on the specific portions of the mission EVAs devoted to this activity.

Part I Lunar Probes Pave the Way.- Early Lunar Studies.- The Troubled Ranger missions.- The Brilliant Machines - The Surveyor missions.- Lunar Orbiter Maps the Moon.- Part II Planning the Apollo Missions Experiments.- The Scientific Community and NASA in Mission Planning.- Goals of Mission Experiments and Sample Collection.- Sample Collection Tools and Equipment Design.- The Lunar Sample Laboratory, Johnson Space Center.- Part III The Apollo Lunar Landing Missions and Sample Collections.- Apollo 11.- Apollo 12:- Apollo 14.- Apollo 15.- Apollo 16.- Chapter 14: Apollo 17.- Part IV Analysis Results of Apollo Lunar Samples Returned to Earth.- Initial Findings of Apollo 11 Samples.- Initial Finding of Apollo 12 Samples.- Initial Findings of Apollo 14 Samples.- Initial Findings of Apollo 15 Samples.- Initial Findings of Apollo 16 Samples.- Initial Findings of Apollo 17 Samples.- Post Apollo Sample Analysis and Preservation.

ISBN: 9781461461845
ISBN-10: 1461461847
Series: SpringerBriefs in Space Development
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 114
Published: 24th March 2017
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.24