Lunar and Planetary Institute






To a Rocky Moon


To a Rocky Moon: A Geologist's History of Lunar Exploration by Don E. Wilhelms. © 1993 The Arizona Board of Regents. Reprinted by permission of the University of Arizona Press.

Complete Volume


Contents

Front Cover

Back Cover

Front Matter

Errata

Chapter 1: A Quiet Prelude 1892–1957

Chapter 2: The Quickening Pace 1957–1961

Chapter 3: The Earthbound View 1961–1963

Chapter 4: Preparing to Explore 1963–1965

Chapter 5: The Ranger Transition 1964–1965

Chapter 6: Back at the Main Event 1965

Chapter 7: The Glory Days 1966

Chapter 8: Surveyor and the Regolith 1966–1968

Chapter 9: The View from Lunar Orbiter 1966–1967

Chapter 10: Apollo Lifts Off 1967–1969

Chapter 11: Tranquility Base 1969

Chapter 12: A Western Mare? 1969

Chapter 13: The Best-Laid Plans 1970

Chapter 14: Promising Fra Mauro 1971

Chapter 15: Golden Apennine-Hadley 1971

Chapter 16: Mysterious Descartes 1972

Chapter 17: Beautiful Taurus-Littrow 1972

Chapter 18: Debriefing 1973–1984

Reference Material

Notes

Selected Bibliography

Index

Illustrations

About the Author

 

 

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