Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Apollo Lunar Surface Journal

Apollo Lunar Surface Journal
The Apollo Lunar Surface Journal is a record of the lunar surface operations conducted by the six pairs of astronauts who landed on the Moon from 1969 through 1972. The Journal is intended as a resource for anyone wanting to know what happened during the missions and why. It includes a corrected transcript of all recorded conversations between the lunar surface crews and Houston. The Journal also contains extensive, interwoven commentary by the Editor and by ten of the twelve moonwalking astronauts.
Interesting? Heck yes. Important? Quite.

By the time anyone else walks on the moon anybody who was involved is going to be pushing their century mark or dead, and long retired certainly. They won't be around to tell us about the hard lessons learned - we damned well better write as much of it down while we can.

Ask anyone who gets and does something for a living - be it welding or flying airplanes or leading a patrol in Juwayba - book learning is all well and good but learning from people that have learned the hard way is vital.

Cross Posted to The Daily Brief.
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