NASA Links About Apollo:
- The "Apollo: History and Legacy," roundtable discussion moderated by NASA Chief Historian Dr. Steven J. Dick marked the 40th anniversary of the launch of Apollo 11.
Held on July 16 in the NASA HQ James Webb auditorium, the discussion began with remarks by Associate Administrator Chris Scolese.
The panelists included: Dr. John Logsdon, Charles A. Lindbergh chair in aerospace history, Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum (NASM);
Dr. Roger Launius, senior curator in space history, NASM; Dr. Michael Neufeld, chair of the division of space history, NASM, and author of a recent biography of Wernher von Braun;
Cristina Guidi, deputy director, Constellation Systems Division, Exploration Systems Mission Directorate; and Craig Nelson, author of "Rocket Men: The Epic Story of the First Men on the Moon."
Click here to view this panel discussion.
- Apollo 11 Onboard Audio Database with mp3 files ready for download.
- Apollo 40th Anniversary web site celebrates the many accomplishments of the Apollo Program.
- Apollo Program Overview at the Kennedy Space Center: A fine collection of materials relating to each Apollo mission.
- click here for a collection of Apollo press kits by the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal.
- Apollo Lunar Surface Journal: An excellent site containing the transcripts of all the transmissions between Earth and the Moon while the astronauts were on the surface.
- Apollo Soyuz Test Project: A site commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Apollo Soyuz Test Project with video and historical documents.
- The Apollo Program Summary Report (Document # JSC-09423, April 1975): This hard-to-find document is an extremely useful overview of Apollo with details on the spacecraft, launch vehicles, scientific results, etc.
- The Decision to Go to the Moon: President John F. Kennedy's May 25, 1961 Speech before a Joint Session of Congress, initiating Project Apollo
- The Flights of Apollo: Information about each mission in the Apollo program.
- A Historic Meeting at the White House about Human Spaceflight involving President Kennedy and NASA Administrator James Webb on November 20, 1962.
- Apollo 1 (204): A special exhibit about the Apollo 1 (204 Capsule Fire) that took place on January 27, 1967.
- Apollo 11 35th Anniversary Exhibit: An excellent site with documents, images, movies, and historical commentary.
- Report of the Apollo 13 Review Board (a.k.a. the Cortright Commission): This is the report issued after the Apollo 13 accident which prevented the mission from landing on the moon and nearly cost the lives of the astronauts involved.
- Apollo 12 Flight Journal A new companion to the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal and the already existing Apollo Flight Journals.
- Apollo 13 Detailed Chronology
- Apollo 15 Flight Journal: A splendid companion to the Apollo Lunar Surface Journal, this evolving site contains the air-to-ground transcript of this trip to the Moon, accompanied by detailed technical commentary.
- On the Moon with Apollo 16: A Guidebook to the Descartes Region: This guidebook contains many photographs and diagrams of the Descartes region and the equipment used on Apollo 16 for research and exploration and also explains the importance of scientific research in the region.
- Lunar Exploration Times, 1959-1976: An outstanding chronology concerning missions to the Moon conducted by both the United States and the Soviet Union. Includes not only the Apollo flights but also the satellite probes sent to the Moon.
- Apollo Audio and Video Segments from NASA's Fortieth Anniversary.
- Astronaut Still Photography During Apollo: Describes the cameras and
techniques used during the Apollo missions.
Non-NASA Links About Apollo:
- Apollo and the Smithsonian Institution: An interesting exhibit about Project Apollo created by the National Air and Space Museum.
- Boeing Celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Apollo 11: A site about Boeing North American (the former Rockwell aerospace units) and McDonnell Douglas, and their roles in helping to make possible the first Moon landing.
- The Apollo Mode Decision: A good private site at Clemson University on the debate over the method of flying to the Moon with Project Apollo.
- "To the Moon" The companion Web site to the two-hour NOVA special that chronicles the untold science and engineering story of how we got to the moon. The program was broadcast on PBS at 8 pm on July 13,1999.
- "Washington Goes to the Moon": A two-part radio program that deals with the political story of the acquiring and sustaining of support of the Apollo lunar landing program in the 1960s. Produced by WAMU-FM, the public radio station of the American University in Washington, D.C., the show's web site also has transcripts of the two programs, on-line documents, and transcripts of interviews with key personnel.
- Apollo at American Samoa: Some interesting information about the Apollo missions that landed near and then passed through American Samoa.
- Apollo Saturn Reference Page: Detailed technical information about the Saturn Launch Vehicles for modelers and space buffs, by a private enthusiast.
- Contact Light: A personal recollection of the Apollo missions to the Moon. This site by a private enthusiast includes some cool video and audio clips, a lunar landing simulator game, and reference tables.
- Where Were You? This web site is dedicated to collecting memories from the various points of view of people who where alive during the historic landing of Apollo 11.
- "One Giant Leap" commemorates the anniversary of Apollo 11 with a visual journey and interesting facts and data.
- First Moon Landing in 1969 marked an entire generation: Memories of the first moon landing.
- Apollo 11 Commentary: Contains the complete audio air to ground transmissions in streaming format.
- Virtual AGC and AGS Home Page Project Overview: A page devoted to the Apollo guidance computer.
- nixontapes.org: A page of original audio of a handful of meetings and phone calls that President Nixon had with the crews of Apollo 15, 16, and 17. One can find the digitized versions of the original audio, as well as summaries of the conversations here.
On-line Books Concerning Project Apollo:
- Apollo Expeditions to the Moon (NASA SP-350, 1975)
- Apollo Over the Moon: A View From Orbit (NASA SP-362, 1978).
- The Apollo Spacecraft: A Chronology (NASA SP-4009, 4 volumes, 1969-1978).
- Managing NASA in the Apollo Era (NASA SP-4102, 1982)
- NASA Engineers and the Age of Apollo . (NASA SP-4104,1992).
- Moonport: A History of Apollo Launch Facilities and Operations (NASA SP-4204, 1978).
- Chariots for Apollo: A History of Manned Lunar Spacecraft (NASA SP-4205, 1979).
- Where No Man Has Gone Before: A History of Apollo Lunar Exploration Missions (NASA SP-4214, 1989).
- Unmanned Space Project Management: Surveyor and Lunar Orbiter (NASA SP-4901, 1972).
- An Annotated Bibliography of the Apollo Program (Monographs in Aerospace History, No. 2, 1994).
- Apollo: A Retrospective Analysis (Monographs in Aerospace History, No. 3, 1994).
- Enchanted Rendezvous: John C. Houbolt and the Genesis of the Lunar-Orbit Rendezvous Concept (Monographs in Aerospace History, No. 4, 1995).
- Apollo by the Numbers: A Statistical Reference (NASA SP-4029, 2001).
- Biomedical Results of Apollo (NASA SP-368, 1975).
- What Made Apollo A Success? (NASA SP-287, 1971).
- "Before This Decade is Out..." Personal Reflections on the Apollo Program (NASA SP-4223, 1999).
- Project Apollo: The Tough Decisions (Monographs in Aerospace History, No. 37, 2005).
Steve Garber, NASA History Web Curator
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