By David M. Harland, Richard W. Orloff
This booklet presents an outline of the origins of the Apollo software and outlines of the floor amenities, release automobiles and spacecraft that have been built within the quest to arrive – and go back from - the skin of the moon. it is going to function a useful single-volume sourcebook for area lovers, area historians, reporters, and others. The textual content contains a accomplished selection of tables directory proof and figures for every venture.
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Thompson to the office of research and advanced technology. This move, which came into effect on 3 January 1961, reflected the role of the Space Task Group in managing project Mercury, which was at that time gearing up to its first manned launch, and defining the Apollo spacecraft ± two functions that would be better managed 10 Introduction by simplifying the link to Silverstein, who was in overall charge of manned space. Seamans also made Low director of manned space craft and flight missions, which put him directly under Silverstein, as opposed to being several levels down as a mere program chief.
In May 1961 the Space Task Group had proposed the creation of a `Manned Spacecraft Development Center', but Webb had decided to rename the Space Task Group the Manned Spacecraft Center and charge it with not only the design, development, evaluation and testing of manned spacecraft, but also the training of astronauts and the management of mission operations. On 14 September it was decided that this new facility should be built on 1,600 acres of pastureland some 22 miles southeast of Houston, Texas, which had been donated for the purpose by Rice University.
In January 1960 Silverstein suggested to Gilruth that this new project should be named `Apollo'. On 1 February von Braun gave the Saturn vehicle evaluation committee A Lunar Exploration Program Based Upon Saturn-Boosted Systems, refining how a lunar landing might be undertaken. On 5 March the Space Task Group was instructed to draw up a draft specification for the advanced manned spacecraft. The preliminary guidelines for its development were formulated on 8 March, refined in April and May during consultations with the other field centers, and published in June.