Moon Lander: How We Developed the Apollo Lunar Module

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Price
$19.99
Publisher
Smithsonian Books
Publish Date
Pages
283
Dimensions
5.98 X 9.04 X 0.85 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781588342737

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About the Author

The recipient of a Grumman Engineering Scholarship upon graduating from high school, Thomas J. Kelly worked for the company for more than forty years, retiring in 1992. Now an aerospace and computer consultant, he lives in Cutchogue, New York.

Reviews

"A highly personalized story . . . of the Apollo Lunar Module, built at Grumman by the author and his team."--Choice

"It's surprising that the man most responsible for the spindly Apollo lunar landers, Tom Kelly, hasn't told his story years before. Lucid and engaging, he tells how his team at Grumman in Bethpage, Long Island, went from paper studies to delivering hardware that would help change history. Beyond historical interest, the book has lessons for anyone involved in a large project at the cutting edge of technology."--IEEE Spectrum

." . . Written in an approachable style, and if you have even a passing interest in space exploration it will grip your interest. It constitutes an important primary source for the history of human exploration . . . This book is a flat-out good read."--Meteoritics and Planetary Science