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By Robert C. Seamans, NASA History Office

NASA SP-2005-4537. Monographs in Aerospace historical past sequence No. 37. provides the background of the manned house application from September 1, 1960 to January five, 1968. Outlines chronologically and intimately the stairs taken from the early Mercury days in the course of the operation assessments carried out with Gemini, to the qualification of Apollo. Describes the foremost technical, operational, and administration milestones and the way key matters in each one part of the gap software have been resolved.
__________В данной работе Роберт Симанс (1918-2008) - один из руководителей НАСА в 1960-х годах - представляет историю пилотируемой космической программы США с 1 сентября 1960 г. по five января 1968 г. В хронологическом порядке и с большими подробностями приводятся шаги, предпринятые в рамках программ "Меркурий", "Джемини" и "Аполлон". Описываются основные технические, операционные и управленческие вехи и то, как на каждом этапе космической программы решались ключевые вопросы.

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Then there is an outline of the pros and cons of the following options: I. • “Various Vehicle Systems for the Manned Lunar Landing Mission,” completed 10 June 1961. A study initiated on 21 May 1961 and chaired by Bruce Lundin. • “A Feasible Approach for an Early Manned Lunar Landing,” completed 16 June 1961. A study initiated on 2 May 1961 and chaired by William Fleming. • “Earth Orbital Rendezvous for an Early Manned Lunar Landing,” completed August 1961. A study initiated on 20 June 1961 and chaired by Donald Heaton.

Identification of task for which multiple approach solutions are advisable to insure accomplishment. 5. Identification of important action and decision points in the mission plan. 6. Provision of a refined estimate by task and by fiscal year of the dollar resources required for the mission. 7. Provision of refined estimates of in-house manpower requirements by task and by fiscal year. 14. Committee chaired by Bruce Lundin, “Various Vehicle Systems for the Manned Lunar Landing Mission,” report to Robert C.

The mission had been carefully and responsibly reviewed by a White House committee chaired by Donald Hornig. His committee was favorably impressed with NASA’s planning and testing. But supposing the launch was a disaster, especially following Gagarin’s achievement? Ed Welsh, secretary of the Space Council, joined me on Friday, 5 May, to follow the mission on an in-house circuit. At that time, there was small, obscure room in NASA Headquarters, across from the White House, where the voice of the Mission Director was piped in.

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