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Lunar impact : the NASA history of Project Ranger / R. Cargill Hall ; introduction to the Dover edition by Paul Dickson.

By: Hall, R. Cargill.
Material type: TextTextSeries: NASA history series: ; NASA SP: 4210.; Dover books on astronomy: Publisher: Mineola, N.Y. : Dover Publications, 2010Edition: Dover ed.Description: xvii, 450 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780486477572 (pbk.) :; 0486477576 (pbk.).Subject(s): Project Ranger | Moon -- ExplorationDDC classification: 629.43/53
Contents:
The original Ranger. The origins of Ranger ; Organizing the campaign ; Space science and the Ranger machine ; Ranger's lunar objectives in doubt ; Supporting the flight operations ; Test flights and disappointments ; A new national goal ; The question of science and Ranger ; Lunar exploration begun ; Which way Ranger? ; In the cold light of dawn -- The new Ranger. Homestretch engineering ; Space science : a new era and hard times ; More missions for space? ; Six to the moon ; The world of times ; Ranger 7 : a crashing success ; Kudos and questions ; The Ranger legacy.
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"... Unabridged republication of the work originally published in the NASA history series (NASA SP-420), Washington, D.C., in 1977. A new introduction ... has been specially prepared for this edition"--T.p. verso.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

The original Ranger. The origins of Ranger ; Organizing the campaign ; Space science and the Ranger machine ; Ranger's lunar objectives in doubt ; Supporting the flight operations ; Test flights and disappointments ; A new national goal ; The question of science and Ranger ; Lunar exploration begun ; Which way Ranger? ; In the cold light of dawn -- The new Ranger. Homestretch engineering ; Space science : a new era and hard times ; More missions for space? ; Six to the moon ; The world of times ; Ranger 7 : a crashing success ; Kudos and questions ; The Ranger legacy.

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