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Haynes Owners’ Manual for Apollo 11 June 11, 2009

Posted by baldricman in astronomy, General.
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Yup, you read that right. Haynes, that faithful bunch who have been publishing workshop manuals since 1960 or so, on hundreds of makes and models of cars (and other things such as appliances, model railways, and women), have released a commemorative edition Owners’ Workshop Manual, for the Apollo 11 moon lander (amongst other related hardware).


Specifically, it is commemorative of the upcoming 40th anniversary of Neil Armstrong’s famous moon walk. The product blurb from the site:

On 20 July 1969, US astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. This is the story of the Apollo 11 mission and the ‘space hardware’ that made it all possible. This manual looks at the evolution and design of the mighty Saturn V rocket, the Command and Service Modules, and the Lunar Module. It describes the space suits worn by the crew and their special life support and communications systems. We learn about how the Apollo 11 mission was flown – from launch procedures to ‘flying’ the Saturn V and the ‘LEM’, and from moon walking to the earth re-entry procedure.

Isn’t that so cool?

And yes, the moon landing really did take place. Otherwise, how could they publish a manual about it? Huh? Got you now, you annoying little conspiracy theorists! Hah!!


1. Deems - June 11, 2009

Hahaha, I’m in the group you talked about in the last paragraph. Well at the very least those die-hard home-made rocket engineers can now see how it should be done. I’m still very skeptical about those moon landing photos – the lighting dude, it’s just all wrong.

baldricman - June 11, 2009

lol, nice one! But, unfortunately, we can’t be friends anymore. I’m sorry. Its not me, its you.

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3. Andrew - June 12, 2009

Did you know that Armstrong actually said his words incorrectly.

The story goes:

Neil planned what he was going to say, before he even left earth. The words he were supposed to say were: ‘That’s one small step for a man, and one big leap for mankind.’

He accidently left out the ‘a’ in ‘one small step for a man.’

A small grammatical error, for sure. But a big change to the meaning of the line.

baldricman - June 12, 2009

Wow, I didn’t know that, thats very interesting. Something else that is worthy of thought is his use of “Mankind”. What did he really want to say? I think we need to look at the root definition of “mankind” first, which is derived from two words, “mank” and “ind”. Until we fully understand THESE two words, we will never completely grasp the gravity (see what I did there?) of Neil’s first words…

4. Jeff Goldstein - June 27, 2009

Thought I’d add a resource. There’s a special Apollo 11 post at Blog on the Universe http://blogontheuniverse.org

Jeff Goldstein
Center Director
National Center for Earth and Space Science Education

baldricman - June 29, 2009

Thanks Jeff, thats an interesting page! Thanks for stopping by…

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