To a Rocky Moon: A Geologist's History of Lunar Exploration

To a Rocky Moon: A Geologist's History of Lunar Exploration

Don E. Wilhelms


When human exploration of the lunar floor begun in 1969, it marked not just an remarkable technological fulfillment but in addition the end result of medical efforts to appreciate lunar geology. Memoirs of the Apollo astronauts have preserved the exploratory points of those missions; now a geologist who used to be an lively player within the lunar application bargains a close old view of these events--including the pre-Apollo era--from a heretofore untold clinical standpoint. It was once the accountability of the medical crew of which Don Wilhelms used to be a member to collect an total photograph of the Moon's constitution and historical past that allows you to suggest the place at the lunar floor fieldwork will be performed and samples accrued. His publication relates the site-selection technique intimately, and attracts in concomitant occasions pertaining to project operations to teach how they affected the process the medical application. whereas discussing all six landings intimately, it tells the behind-the-scenes tale of telescopic and spacecraft investigations prior to, in the course of, and after the manned landings. meant for someone the gap software, the background of technology, or the applying of geology to planetology, To a Rocky Moon will depart all readers with a greater inspiration of what the Moon is absolutely like. In so expertly summarizing this previous part of exploration, it stands as an authoritative touchstone for these inquisitive about the next.

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