Haynes Owners’ Manual for Apollo 11 June 11, 2009Posted by baldricman in astronomy, General.
Tags: apollo 11, haynes, haynes owners', lunar, manual, moon, moon lander, moon landing, neil armstrong, workshop manual
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!!