[FPSPACE] website stuff on Apollo and orbital rendezvous

James Oberg jameseoberg at comcast.net
Tue Jul 28 17:07:32 EDT 2009

Just to share some old and new stuff on Apollo and on orbital rendezvous, at my home page.

My home page (http://www.jamesoberg.com/) has a catalog of chapters from my 1991 book, 
'Readings in the History of Orbital Rendezvous', done for the NASA JSC Flight Design/Dynamics 
team. A special dedicated subsection is here: http://www.jamesoberg.com/trajectories.html 
and any other useful historical documentation would be greatly appreciated.

It includes a special tribute to John Houbolt for championing the concept of LOR, and prevailing:

Other Apollo-related stories are linked from the front page of the website, and here are some more recent
links that I haven't loaded yet:

Learning the lessons of Apollo 11 
Forty years ago, Apollo 11 landed on the moon, driven in part by Cold War fears. A different kind of fear may help us return. Analysis by James Oberg.
MSNBC - Jul 15 4:37 PM

That's one small misstep for most moon tales 
NBC News space analyst James Oberg corrects the myths and misrepresentations surrounding Neil Armstrong's "one small step" and other facets of the Apollo 11 saga.
MSNBC - Jul 20 6:22 AM

Unraveling Russia's moon riddles 
How serious was the space race? After Apollo 11's triumph, the Soviets swore that they were too smart to waste their money on moonshots - but a faded spacesuit told a different story. By NBC News space analyst James Oberg.
MSNBC - Jul 24 6:22 PM

Special 'Apollo haiku' carnival (scroll down)

MSNBC: 'The Rachel Maddow Show' for Thursday, July 16
Near the end of the transcript -- discuss 'one small step' misunderstandings

Even for rocket scientists, pulling hoax would be hard
[Gainesville Times interview (July 19)]

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