DESTINATION MOON: A History of the
Lunar Orbiter Program
- Chapter 11 notes
- 1. Lunar Orbiter
Program Office, NASA, Comments on Seamans Draft Memo (Undated),
June 26, 1967. See also memorandum from SL/Manager, Lunar Orbiter
Program, to SL/Acting Director, Lunar and Planetary Programs,
Subject: Lunar Orbiter 6, April 6, 1967.
- 2. Ibid.
- 3. NASA missions and
spacecraft are denoted by capital letters (Mission E) during the
prelaunch phase. After a successful launch, the mission and
spacecraft are designated by numerals (Mission V).
- 4. Lunar Orbiter
Program Office, NASA, Action Item Summary, Action Item 31, Lunar
Orbiter: Review and report the neces sity for an additional Lunar
Orbit er Mission, memo date June 16, 1967.
- 5. Memorandum from
Lunar Orbiter Project Office to NASA, Code SL, Attention: Capt. L.
R. Scherer, Subject: Lunar Orbiter Project Recommendation for
Implementing an Additional Mission July 12, 1967.
- 6. Ibid., p. 2.
- 7. Ibid.
- 8. Memorandum from
S/Associate Administrator for Space Science and Applications to
AD/Deputy Administrator, Subject: Considerations related to
decision on a sixth Lunar Orbiter, July 14, 1967.
- 9. Telegram., priority,
unclassified, from Lee R. Scherer, Manager Lunar Orbiter Program,
to Langley Research Center, Attention: Dr. F. L. Thompson., Mr. E.
C. Draley, Mr. C. H. Nelson, July 24, 1967.
- 10. Memorandum from
MA/Apollo Program Director, Subject: Minutes of the Apollo Site
Selection Board Meeting, March 30, 1967, p. 5.
- 11. Ibid., Attachment--
Steps in Lunar Orbiter Screening.
- 12. Memorandum from
MA/Apollo Program Director, Subject: Minutes of Apollo Site
Selection Board Meeting, March 16, 1966, document dated May 5,
- 13. Minutes of the
Joint Meeting of the Apollo Site Selection Board and the
Surveyor/Orbiter Utilization Committee., June 1, 1966, document
dated July 1, 1966, pp. 1-2.
- 14. Ibid., p. 3.
- 15. Minutes of Apollo
Site Selection Board., December 15, 1966, document dated March 7,
1967. Site II P 6 is located in the southwestern areas of Mare
Tranquillitatis (approximately 23° east longitudes 2°
north latitude). This site eventually became the Apollo 11 landing
site, Tranquility Base. Site II P 2 is located east or the crater
Maskelyne and northeast of the crater Censorinus (approximately
33° east longitudes 3° north latitude).
- 16. Ibid., Attachment G,,
Preliminary Landing Site Analysis of Orbiter I, p. 2.
- 17. Minutes of the
Apollo Site Selection Board Meeting, March 30, 1967, document
dated June 26, 1967, p. 1.
- 18. Minutes of the
Apollo Site Selection Board Meeting of December 15, 1967, document
dated January 29, 1968.
- 19. Manned Spacecraft
Center, Apollo 8 Technical Debriefing, January 2, 1969, p.
- 20. Charles A. Gurtler
and Gary W. Grew, "Meteoroid Hazard near Moon," Science, Vol. 161
(August 2, 1968), p. 462.
- 21. T. N. Nazarova, A.
K. Rybakov, C. D. Komissarov, "Investigation of solid
interplanetary matter in the vicinity of the Moon.." paper before
10th COSPAR meeting., London, July 1967.
- 22. Gurtler and Grew.,
"Meteoroid Hazard near Moon," p. 463.
- 23. G. S. Hawkins,
Monthly Notices of the Royal
Astronomical Society, Vol. 116.,
No. 1 (1956), p. 92
- 24. Gurtler and Grew,
"Meteoroid Hazard near Moon," p. 463.
- 25. D. E. Gault, E. M.
Shoemaker, and H. J. Moore, Fragments Ejected from Lunar Surface by Meteoroid
Impact Analyzed on Basis of Studies of Hypervelocity Impact in
Rock and Sand, NASA Technical Note
- 26. Gurtler and Grew,
"Meteoroid Hazard near moon," p. 464.
- 27. Foelsche.,
"Radiation Measurements in LO I-V," p. 7.
- 28. Ibid.
- 29. Ibid.
- 30. Ibid., pp.
- 31. See Record of
Unmanned Lunar Exploration Probes, Appendix C.
- 32. John M. Logsdon
gives a detailed and documented account of the decision making
process behind initiation of a manned lunar landing program in his
book We Should Go to the
Moon (Cambridge: Massachusetts
Institute of Technology Press, 1970).
- 33. Oran W. Nicks,,
"Applying Surveyor and Lunar Orbiter Techniques to, Mars.,"
address before the American Institute of Aeronautics and
Astronautics, Washington,, D.C., December 5, 1968, pp.
- 34. Ibid., p. 12.
- 35. A detailed
description of the Lunar Orbiter
I Earth-Moon photography is given
in Lunar Orbiter
I-Photography, NASA CR 847, August
1967, pp. 64-71.
- 36. For details of the
Lunar Orbiter V Earth photograp4 refer to Lunar Orbiter V-Photography, NASA CR-1094, June 1968, pp. 140-141.