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How Apollo Flew to the Moon (Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration)

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Between 1968 and 1972, twenty four daring men journeyed from Earth to the Moon. This fascinating book traces what was a massive accomplishment right from the early launches through manned orbital spaceflights, detailing each step. Out of the battlefields of World War II came the gifted German engineers and designers who developed the V-2 rocket, which evolved into the powerful Saturn V booster that propelled men to the Moon. David Woods tells this exciting story, starting from America’s postwar astronautical research facilities. The techniques and procedures developed have been recognised as an example of human exploration at its greatest, demonstrating a peak of technological excellence.
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All the comments and stories posted to Hacker News that reference this book. "How Apollo Flew to the Moon" is a very detailed look at the technical aspects of Apollo.
"How Apollo Flew to the Moon" ( is pretty exhaustive on the technical details.
Dec 29, 2017 · rwmj on Apollo Guidance Computer Talk
You'll want to read this book which goes into extreme technical detail about how the Apollo mission worked:
I can unreservedly recommend the book "How Apollo Flew to the Moon":

Agreed. I'm currently half-way through the latest edition. It is extremely interesting, well-written, thoughtful, and intelligent. What a fascinating era that was.
A great book. Despite the cheesy-looking cover there is a lot of technical detail in this book.

It is also worth noting that there is now a second edition containing additional material.

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