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Godwin, Robert 1958-

Works: 143 works in 303 publications in 1 language and 5,524 library holdings
Genres: History  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Other
Classifications: TL789.8.U6, 629.4540973
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Most widely held works by Robert Godwin
Mars : the NASA mission reports by Robert Godwin( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Red Planet has been a beacon to every race of mankind since the dawn of history. Today Mars stands as a symbol of the high frontier -the next logical step in our exploration of the universe around us. In 1964 the United States of America launched Mariner 4 towards Mars in the hope that a handful of pictures returned by the spacecraft might answer some ageold questions. Was there an ancient Martian civilisation? Would there be any signs of life? So began the first step in a close examination of our neighboring planet. Between Mariner 4 and Mars Global Surveyor in 1998 the United States has sent a fleet of robots to Mars with widly varying degrees of success. Thanks to these versatile probes we now know almost as much about Mars on a global scale as we do about our own Earth. In "Mars -the NASA mission reports" the triumphs and tribulations of the American Mars program is gathered together in one place. Press kits and mission reports from every Mars mission are collected together for the first time. Reading these documents -presented here in chronological order- gives a fascinating insight into how our understanding of the Red planet has grown over the past four decades. These robot voyages are the advance guard, scouting out the path for the day when men will launch a manned mission to Mars
Apollo 8 : the NASA mission reports( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On December 21st 1968 the NASA sent three men to orbit the moon. Commander Frank Borman, Command Module Pilot James Lovell and Lunar Module Pilot William Anders were to be the first living creatures to enter deep space. It was the boldest step yet taken in the quest to fulfill President John Kennedy's goal of landing a man on the moon by the end of the decade. To accomplish the task the world's biggest and most complex machine was built by a syndicate of America's leading aerospace manufacturers. The Apollo-Saturn V was a goliath and the flight of Apollo 8 proved it was an incredible vehicle. Capable of throwing over 100 000 pounds to the moon it was at that time the most complex machine ever designed by the hand of man. "The Apollo 8 NASA mission reports" finally puts in one place six of the most important documents from this triumphant odyssey, the press kit, the premission report and objectives, the supplemental technical report, the post flight summary, the post flight mission operation report and the crew debriefing. These six documents show the staggering proportions of the undertaking required to send men into lunar orbit
Apollo 13 : the NASA mission reports by Robert Godwin( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On April 11 1970 veteran astronaut Jim Lovell and his crewmates Jack Swigert and Fred Haise rode atop the eighth launch of the Saturn V juggernaut to begin their ill-fated journey to the moon. The aptly named Command Module Odyssey and the reluctant Lunar Module - lifeboat Aquarius were to take the three men to a date with the lunar highland area known as Fra Mauro but fate and a faulty circuit in one of the vehicle's oxygen tanks would irrevocably alter their plans and turn the flight of Apollo 13 into an epic to rival the original Odyssey. After an explosion in the Service Module crippled the spacecraft while it was still outward bound the crew would spend several harrowing days in near frigid temperatures while the technicians at home worked around the clock to devise new and ingenious ways to keep them alive and bring them home safely. In 1970 some considered Apollo 13 a catastrophic failure but it has since been recognised as one of NASA's truly great moments, when the spirit of daring and ingenuity came to life in the team at Mission Control as they successfully brought the crew home"--Page 4 of cover
Deep space : the NASA mission reports by Robert Godwin( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Study of the outer solar system began almost 400 years ago, in 1610, when Galileo made his first telescopic observations and discovered Jupiter's four larger moons. Later that same year Galileo aimed his telescope at Saturn and was the first to see its rings. Because of the less-than-adequate resolving power of his telescope, he didn't realize what they were (he reported seeing "cup handles") and it wasn't until 45 years later, in 1655, that Dutch astronomer Christiaan Huygens described the true form of the rings. Not until 1781, when Sir William Herschel discovered Uranus, were any planets beyond Saturn known to exist." "Most of the rest of what we know of our outer solar system has been learned in the last 30 years, beginning with the Pioneer and Voyager missions of the 1970s to Jupiter and beyond. And a staggering amount has been learned in those three decades, some of it far more fascinating and complex than had ever been foreseen. Theories of planetary evolution and behavior have been revised again and again in the face of hard data returned by the scientific instruments of solar system exploration missions years in length. In the summer of 1989, Voyager 2 did a flyby of Neptune, the first spacecraft to do so, a full 12 years after it was launched." "The Galileo spacecraft, launched in 1989, was the first outer solar system orbiter, going into orbit around Jupiter in 1995 to begin a two-year intensive study of the planet. Galileo released the first-ever probe into the atmosphere of another planet. The Cassini spacecraft was launched in 1997, spent seven years reaching Saturn, and then went into orbit to begin a multi-year study of the Saturnian system." "On January 14, 2005, Cassini released the Huygens probe, which entered the atmosphere of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, and parachuted to the surface, radioing scientific observations back to Cassini for relay to Earth. Titan's atmosphere resembles that of primordial Earth and scientists feel that much can be learned about our own world's evolution by studying what's happening now on Titan. Cassini and Huygens are the latest spacecraft in an ongoing long-term effort that has become international in scope, exploring the solar system to help understand the past and prepare for the future. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET
Apollo 9 : the NASA mission reports by Robert Godwin( Book )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apollo 11 : the NASA mission reports( Book )

in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friendship 7 : the first flight of John Glenn : the NASA mission reports( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the NASA mission reports from John Glenn's first flight, covering subjects such as the flight plan, physiological responses of the astronaut, the pilot's flight report, and several other topics. Includes color photos before, during, and following the flight and a CD-ROM movie
Mars. the NASA mission reports( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verzameling stukken voor de jaarlijkse vergaderingen van de Mars Society met betrekking tot het onderzoek van de planeet Mars
Apollo 12 : the NASA mission reports( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apollo 14 : the NASA mission reports by Robert Godwin( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the unfortunate accident which befell Apollo 13 the job of getting NASA back to the moon fell on the shoulders of America's oldest astronaut Alan B. Shepard. Shepard had been grounded since the flight of Freedom 7 in 1961 due to an inner ear disorder. After undergoing treatment the "Icy Commander" was bumped to the top of the flight roster and appointed to command the flight of Apollo 14 to the Fra Mauro highlands of the moon. Spending nearly 10 hours on the moon in February 1971 Shepard and Lunar Module pilot Edgar Mitchell conducted a wide range of scientific experiments including Shepard's unplanned test of the flight of a golf ball in lunar gravity. Once more the world sat and watched in awe as the United States successfully put two more men on the moon's surface while Stuart Roosa orbited above in the Command Module Kitty Hawk. Shepard and Mitchell hiked almost to the top of a 400 foot crater before running out of time and returning to the Lunar Module Antares. Apollo 14 returned to the Earth with a treasure trove of lunar data and over 100 pounds of moon rocks. In "Apollo 14 the NASA mission reports" some of the rare official documentation of the voyage of Apollo 14 is collected and made commercially available for the first time
Apollo 16 : the NASA mission reports( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gemini 6 : the NASA mission reports by Robert Godwin( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apollo 10 : the NASA mission reports( Book )

6 editions published between 1971 and 1999 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

X-15 : the NASA mission reports, incorporating files from the USAF by Robert Godwin( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of aviation in the 20th century is filled with remarkable accomplishments. None more remarkable than the world's first winged spacecraft. From 1957 to 1975 the United States and the Soviet Union played a high stakes game as they put crew after crew atop barely-perfected missiles and hurled them further and further afield. In 1952, long before Sputnik, the NASA along with the United States Air Force and Navy determined to build an aircraft that would be capable of reaching into outer space. While the rest of the world continued to fly around in propeller-driven aircraft, North American Aviation of California constructed a one-seater bullet powered by a rocket engine with unparalleled thrust. When the craft was unveiled in 1958, the hypersonic vehicle was a bold as anything ever attempted in the history of flight. From 1959 to 1968 the three X-15s would carry twelve daring test-pilots to the fringes of space and bring them back nearly 200 times. With the notable exception of the Space Shuttle, the X-15 is the only manned, winged vehicle to go into space repeatedly and return to its point of origin. It is rarely noted that a mere four months after John Glenn became the first American in orbit, Major Robert White took the X-15 into space and then "flew" his vehicle back to a runway at Edwards' Air Force Base. Thanks to the engineers and to the ace pilots who flew the X-15, mountains of new information about hypersonic flight were uncovered. Much of this research was then successfully applied to Mercury and Apollo. An often forgotten part of the super-powers' competition, the unique black vehicle, flying high above the deserts of California and Utah, consistently broke every record in the book. Today many of those records will stand
Apollo 7 : the NASA mission reports by Robert Godwin( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying CD-ROM includes movies and images of the flight
A vision of future space transportation : a visual guide to future spacecraft concepts by Tim McElyea( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CD-ROM contains official NASA videos, vehicle concept animations, and dynamic multimedia. View spacecraft concepts in 3D, see mission animation and hear first hand what visionaries of the aerospace industry hope to accomplish
Space shuttle : STS flights 1-5, incl. approach & landing tests : the NASA mission reports by Robert Godwin( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gemini 7 : the NASA mission reports( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lunar exploration scrapbook : a pictorial history of lunar vehicles by Robert Godwin( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From single-seat landers to rocket backpacks and lunar bulldozers, this study takes readers into the imagination of the world's top aerospace engineers by presenting NASA's lunar spacecraft research
Apollo 15 : the NASA mission reports( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Alternative Names
Godwin, Robert Dwayne 1958-

Robert Godwin British writer

Robert Godwin Brits impresario

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