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Offline gtvc

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How much of the moon Apollo 11 explore
« on: April 26, 2012, 07:23:50 PM »

Offline twik

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Re: How much of the moon Apollo 11 explore
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2012, 07:48:25 PM »
Very interesting article, gtvc! Thank you for providing the link.

The letter from Armstrong is illuminating. "I thought the benefit was worth the risk..." sort of answers those who say, "But it was dangerous!"

Offline Glom

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Re: How much of the moon Apollo 11 explore
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2012, 03:53:59 AM »
Bad choice.  Apollo 11 was just the test flight.  They only wanted to see if the astronauts could move about outside on the Lunar surface and play with experiments for a bit and collect some samples.  And even those were secondary objectives.  The primary objective would have been satisfied if they'd aborted after the "Eagle has landed" line.

It's the later missions that should look at.

Offline BazBear

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Re: How much of the moon Apollo 11 explore
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2012, 11:49:33 PM »
Bad choice.  Apollo 11 was just the test flight.  They only wanted to see if the astronauts could move about outside on the Lunar surface and play with experiments for a bit and collect some samples.  And even those were secondary objectives.  The primary objective would have been satisfied if they'd aborted after the "Eagle has landed" line.

It's the later missions that should look at.
I agree.

GTVC, a good place to start is the Apollo Lunar Surface Jornal which covers all of the missions. 15 thru 17 were the missions with the lunar rover, so they covered the most ground.

You can also find a treasure trove of HQ Apollo photos at The Project Apollo Image Gallery.
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