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Although the Apollo missions brought back nearly 400 kilograms of rocks, scientists still know precious little about the moon's topography, gravitational field, and overall composition.
Geoff, from Bishopbriggs, near Glasgow, says: "I remember watching the Apollo missions and looking up at nights dreaming of when I would be up there.
Dr Hergenrother said: "Rather than looking like a known asteroid, the colours were consistent with properties of an object covered with paint used on the Apollo missions.
This new vision of Earth's natural satellite comes from an improved analysis of gases trapped in the Moon rocks gathered during the Apollo mission, as well as detailed measurements of lunar features obtained by recent orbiter missions.
The former Apollo mission astronaut entered the Guinness Book of Records as "the most isolated human being ever" - but he is now back on earth and sharing his experiences.
The Jewish Book Council has also awarded novelist Michael Chabon with its Modern Library Achievement Award for Moonglow, reviewed here by Adam Kirsch who called the book "Chabon's Apollo mission to the past, launched with the same combination of ingenuity, dedication, and wonder.
Cernan would make three spaceflights--as a pilot on Gemini 9A in June 1966, as a lunar module pilot on Apollo 10 in May 1969 and as commander of Apollo 17 in December 1972, the final Apollo mission and the last time humans landed on the moon.
But each Apollo mission also generated hundreds of photographs, many of which have only recently been released by NASA.
Kallman and Worden first collaborated during last year's Paris Air Show, where the astronaut entertained and inspired thousands of visitors, young and old, with the story of his Apollo mission at Aerogare USA, the Kallman-produced public weekend celebration of U.
Mindell incorporates technical pictorials that are both informative and relevant, effectively using the plethora of primary sources about the Apollo mission.
I am amazed that 40 years after the last Apollo mission we are still unable to admit that human space exploration is a dead-end technology.
APOLLO 13 was the third Apollo mission intended to land on the Moon.