Subseries III.D.2. Gemini Program Subseries III.D.4.  Apollo Follow-On Programs
Subseries III.D.3.
Apollo Program

The Apollo Program was NASA's plan for manned lunar exploration, with landing scheduled to commence in the 1970s. With President Kennedy's call for a manned lunar landing before 1970 the program was accelerated. Despite setbacks in systems development and the loss of three astronauts due to a fire during ground testing, on 20 July 1969 Neil Armstrong, the Commander of Apollo 11, became the first human to set foot on the Moon. Although budget cuts forced the cancellation of several planned landings and an ambitious post-Apollo lunar exploration program, six missions followed Apollo 11 and five landed successfully. For a complete listing of Apollo Program launches, see Appendix 4. Materials in this subseries are grouped by topic. Unless otherwise noted, within each subseries documents are arranged chronologically by study.

Subseries III.D.3.a. General Documents and Studies (1962-1970)
Subseries III.D.3.b. Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (1964)
Subseries III.D.3.c. Guidance and Navigation (1963-1967)
Subseries III.D.3.d. Tracking and Instrumentation (1962-1967)
Subseries III.D.3.e. Scientific Experiments (1966-1970)
Subseries III.D.3.f. Apollo Spacecraft (1962-1971)
Subseries III.D.3.g. Apollo Missions (1962-1970)
Subseries III.D.3.h. Apollo Launches (1964-1972)

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Subseries III.D.3.a. General Documents and Studies

This subseries consists of reports and studies relevant to the Apollo Program as a whole, rather than to any specific topic.


49 5 "Design Study for Lunar Survival Cache" [proposal]. (Goodyear. GAP-1204S1. 25 July 1962)
6 "Survey of the Physical and Environmental Parameters of the Moon." (GE/ASD. NASw-410-20-13-10. February 1963)

50 1 "Major Meteroid Streams." (MSC. Project Apollo Working Paper 1096. November 14, 1963)
2 "Standardization of Selenographic Direction References." (MSC. Project Apollo Working Paper 1098. November 20, 1963)
3 "An Analog Simulation Study of the Tether Concept of Apollo Docking Control." (MSC. Program Apollo Working Paper 1110. April 15, 1964.) [photocopy]
4 Apollo Specification Project. [proposal].

Volume I: Technical and Management Proposal. (TRW/STL. Proposal 3430.00. June 1964.)

5 Apollo Check-Out Systems Study

Astronaut-Crew Requirements for Apollo In-Flight Operations. (N. F. Kristy and H. P. Roth; RAND. RM-4311-NASA. September 1964.)

6

Integration of Man and Computer in Prelaunch Checkout of Advanced Space Vehicles. (R. D. Pepler and J. G. Wohl; Dunlap and Associates, Inc. RAND. RM-4506-NASA. April 1965.)

7 "Apollo Logistics Requirements Plan." (NASA/OMSF. NHB 7500.1. November 1965)
8 "Apollo Program Development Plan." (NASA/OMSF. M-D MA 500; MA 001.000-1. January 1966)
9 "Apollo Program Management System."

Volume 1: NASA-Apollo Program Management. (NASA/OMSF. December 1967.)

10

Volume 2: MSC/Apollo Program Management. (MSC/MAB. November 26, 1967.)

11

Volume 3: MSFC Apollo Program Management. (MSFC. December 1967.)


51 1 "Photo Equipment for Manned Space Flight Handbook." (MSC/FES. MSC-CF-E-68-12. June 20, 1968)
2 Apollo Launch Availability Study, Phase I.

KSC Apollo Saturn V Ground and Mission Support Equipment Redundancy Study - Phase I. (Boeing/ALASG. D2-119011-4. March 1968.)

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3

[folder 2 of 2]

4

Apollo Spacecraft Configuration Weight and Performance Summary. (Boeing. D2-118078-U. December 15, 1969.)

[folder 1 of 2]

5

[folder 2 of 2]

6 "Apollo Engineering and Technology Index."

Volume I: Corporate Author Index (MSC. MSC-APOLLO-4T. April 1970.)

Part 1 - A to M.

[folder 1 of 2]

7

[folder 2 of 2]


52 1

Part 2 - N to Z

[folder 1 of 2]

2

[folder 2 of 2]

3

Volume II: Systems Index. (MSC. MSC-APOLLO-3. April 1968.)

4

Volume III: Configuration Index. (MSC. MSC-APOLLO-3T. January 1969.)


Subseries III.D.3.b. Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV)

The Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) was designed by Bell Aerospace as a free-flight simulator to investigate piloting and operational problems involved in lunar landing approach and takeoff. To simulate lunar atmosphere and gravity the LLRV compensated for aerodynamic drag and the higher gravity of earth by vectoring the thrust from the single turbofan engine and using rockets to balance five-sixths of the weight of the vehicle.


52 5 "Lunar Landing Research Vehicle Flight Manual." (Bell/BAC. 7161-954005. 1 April 1964)

Subseries III.D.3.c. Guidance and Navigation

This subseries consists of documents pertaining to the guidance and navigation subsystems onboard the Apollo spacecraft (both the Apollo Command-Service Module (CSM) and Apollo Lunar Excursion Module/Lunar Module (LEM/LM)). For material relating to the Apollo CSM and LEM/LM in general, see subseries III.D.3.f. (Apollo Program Spacecraft).


52 6 "Apollo Guidance and Navigation - Documentation Handbook." (MIT/IL. E-1087. 10 May 1963)
7 "Apollo Guidance and Navigation - Equipment Familiarization Manual."

C/M System. (GM/AC. ND-1021037. 1 March 1964.)

[folder 1 of 2]


53 1

[folder 2 of 2]

2 "Apollo Missions and Navigation Systems Characteristics." (NASA/ANWG . ANWG 65-AN-1.0. February 5, 1965)
3 "Apollo Navigation - Ground and Onboard Capabilities." (NASA/ANWG. ANWG 65-AN-2.0. September 1, 1965)
4 "Apollo Guidance and Navigation System - Study Guide."

Block I (Series 100) G&N System Course

Functions and Operations. (GM/AC. 1August 1965.) [photocopy]

5

LEM PGNCS [Primary Guidance, Navigation and Control System] Course

Functions and Operations. (GM/AC. 1 November 1965.)

6

PGNCS Hardware. (GM/AC. 15 November 1965.)

[folder 1 of 2]

7

[folder 2 of 2]


54 1 "Apollo Missions and Navigation Systems Characteristics." (NASA/ANWG. ANWG AN-1.1. April 4, 1966)
2 "Apollo Missions and Navigation Systems Characteristics." (NASA/ANWG. ANWG AN-1.2. January 17, 1967)
3 Navigational Aids for Lunar Pilotage.

Final Report. (Geonautics, Inc. April 1967.)


Subseries III.D.3.d. Tracking and Instrumentation

This subseries consists of material pertaining to the tracking, telemetry, and communications considerations for Apollo missions. For documents relating to space tracking, telemetry, and communications in general, see Series V. (Tracking and Data Acquisition).


54 4 "Estimated 1963-1970 Capability of the Deep Space Instrumentation Facility for Apollo Project." (JPL. EPD-29 Revision 1. February 1, 1962)
5 "A Ground Instrumentation Support Plan for the Near-Earth Phases of Apollo Missions." (GSFC. X-520-62-211. November 23, 1962)
6 "A System for Re-Entry Tracking of the Apollo Spacecraft." (GSFC. X-523-63-56. April 2, 1963)
7 Study of Abort Procedures, Lunar Landing and Lunar Reconnaissance for the Apollo Mission.

Interim Report (The Bisset-Berman Corp. C60-6. 31 May 1963.)

Part II: Summary of Task Status.

8

Final Report. (The Bisset-Berman Corp. C60-10. 6 September 1963.)

[folder 1 of 2]

9

[folder 2 of 2]

10 "Re-Entry Tracking for Apollo." (F. O. Vonbun; GSFC. X-513-64-85. March 6, 1964)

55 1 "Apollo Re-Entry Infrared Support." (F. O. Vonbun; GSFC. X-513-65-4. December 5, 1964)
2 Project Apollo Radio Blackout Investigation.

Final Report. (Raytheon/SISD. U67-4072A. September 1967.)

[folder 1 of 2]

3

[folder 2 of 2]


Subseries III.D.3.e. Scientific Experiments

This subseries consists of documents pertaining to individual scientific experiments proposed or designed to be conducted during Apollo missions. Materials are organized into two subseries by topic. Within each subseries documents are arranged chronologically.

Subseries III.D.3.e.1. General Experiments (1968-1970)
Subseries III.D.3.e.2. Apollo Lunar Scientific Experiments Package (ALSEP) (1966-1970)


Subseries III.D.3.e.1. General Experiments


55 4 "Study of a Lunar Seismometer Package." (JPL. 760-28. June 10, 1968)
5 "Experiment Proposal for Manned Space Flight."

Surface Electrical Properties. (Gene Simmons; MIT/CSR. October 23, 1969.)

6 "Apollo Experiments Program Plan." (MSC. MSC-02410. May 11, 1970)

Subseries III.D.3.e.2. Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP)

The Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP) was a self-contained experiment package to be placed on the lunar surface by the Apollo astronauts. Each ALSEP package contained a number of scientific instruments, a power supply, and telemetry equipment to allow the package to function after the astronauts had left the surface. In order to reduce the astronaut workload on the first lunar landing mission, Apollo 11 carried a simplified ALSEP called the Early Apollo Scientific Experiments Package (EASEP), which contained only two experiment packages. Subsequent missions carried ALSEP units consisting of four individual experiment packages drawn from the eight Apollo lunar surface experiments.

This subseries consists of general documentation for the ALSEP/EASEP equipment. For documents relating to ALSEP/EASEP as equipment for a specific Apollo mission, see subseries III.D.3.h.3. (Apollo/Saturn V Launches) under the specific mission designation. Following the general material, arranged chronologically, documents pertaining to specific ALSEP units are arranged by unit number.


55 7 "ALSEP Data Subsystem - Preliminary Design Review" [presentation graphics]. (Bendix/BSD . June 29, 1966)
8 "ALSEP Flight System Familiarization Manual." (Bendix/ASD for MSC/LSPO. ALSEP-MT-03. 1 August 1967.)

[photocopy; copy 1; folder 1 of 2]

9

[photocopy; copy 1; folder 2 of 2]


56 1

[photocopy; copy 2; folder 1 of 2]

2

[photocopy; copy 2; folder 2 of 2]

3 "ALSEP Familiarization Course."

Handout (For Training Purposes Only). (Bendix/ASD. 15 January 1968.)

4

Handout. (Bendix/ASD . 15 January 1968.)

5 "EASEP Familiarization Course."

Handout. (Bendix/ASD. BSR 2601. 15 February 1969.)

6 "ALSEP Familiarization Course."

Handout. (Bendix/ASD . BSR 2264-B. 1 May 1969.)

[folder 1 of 2]

7

[folder 2 of 2]


57 1 "ALSEP (EASEP) Mission Configuration/System Description." (MSC/FSD. June 1969.) [2 copies]
2 "ALSEP (EASEP) Mission Configuration/System Description" Revision I. (MSC/FSD. June 1969)
3 "ALSEP Mission Configuration/System Description." (MSC/FSD. October 1969.) [2 copies]
4 "ALSEP Mission Configuration/System Description." (MSC/FSD. February 1970)
5 "ALSEP Systems Handbook."

ALSEP 1. (MSC/FCD. FCO36. October 16, 1967.)


Subseries III.D.3.f. Apollo Program Spacecraft

The Apollo program utilized two manned spacecraft: the Apollo Command-Service Module (CSM), which was the main spacecraft during the earth-orbital and earth-moon/moon-earth transfer phases of the mission, and the Lunar Excursion Module (LEM, later simplified to "Lunar Module," LM), which was utilized during the lunar descent/ascent phases of the mission.

This subseries consists of documentation for both the Apollo CSM and LM except for materials relating to the guidance and navigation subsystems, for which see subseries III.D.3.c. (Guidance and Navigation), above. The materials in this subseries are organized by topic. Unless otherwise noted documents are arranged chronologically by study within each subseries.

Subseries III.D.3.f.1. General (1962-1970)
Subseries III.D.3.f.2. Command-Service Module (1962-1970)
Subseries III.D.3.f.3. Lunar Excursion Module/Lunar Module (1963-1971)


Subseries III.D.3.f.1. General Documentation

This subseries consists of documentation for the Apollo spacecraft in general or to both the CSM and LEM/LM spacecraft.


57 6 "A Compendium of Some Spacecraft Systems Studies Relating to the Manned Lunar Landing Using Lunar Orbital Rendezvous." (MSC. Project Apollo Working Paper 1045. May 28, 1962.) [photocopy]
7 "Apollo Radiation Shielding Status Report." (NAA/SID. SID 62-821. July 1962)
8 "The Apollo Spacecraft - A Chronology."

Volume I: Through November 7, 1962. (MSC. No date.)


58 1 "Apollo Systems Descriptions."

Volume I. (MSC. TM X-880. 30 September 1963.)

2

Volume II: Saturn Launch Vehicles. ( MSC. TM X-881. 1 February 1964.)

[folder 1 of 3]

3

[folder 2 of 3]

4

[folder 3 of 3]

5 "Organization and Operation for Apollo Spacecraft Environmental Tests at Manned Spacecraft Center." (MSC. Project Apollo Working Paper 1123. May 4, 1964)
6 "Apollo Spacecraft Familiarization" [NASA Support Manual]. (NAA/SID (SID 62-435) for NASA. SM2A-02. 30 April 1965)
7 "Apollo Spacecraft Master Test Plan." (MSC. MSC-A-D-65-1. May 17, 1965)

59 1 "Apollo Spacecraft Familiarization" [NASA Support Manual]. (NAA/SID (SID 62-435) for NASA. SM2A-02. December 1965.)

[copy 1]

2

[copy 2; photocopy]

3 "Spacecraft Materials." (MSC. Project Apollo Working Paper 1232. April 2, 1967.) [photocopy]
4 "Apollo Spacecraft Nonmetallic Materials Requirements." (MSC/SED. MSC-PA-D-67-13. February 9, 1968)
5 "Apollo Spacecraft Parts and Materials Information Service." (MSC/RQAO. MSC-A-D-67-3 Rev.B. March 1, 1968)
6 "Entry Monitor Scroll Assembly Design Verification Tests." (NAR/SD. SD 69-467. 20 August 1969)
7 "CSM/LM Spacecraft Operational Data Book."

Volume V: ALSEP Data Book (MSC. November 1970.)

Appendix C: ALSEP Array 'C.'


Subseries III.D.3.f.2. Command-Service Module (CSM)

This subseries consists of documentation specifically for the Apollo Command-Service Module. Documents are organized into subseries by manufacturing block and within each subseries by date.

Subseries III.D.3.f.2.a. General (1962-1968)
Subseries III.D.3.f.2.b. Block I Spacecraft (1965-1966)
Subseries III.D.3.f.2.c. Block II Spacecraft (1964-1970)


Subseries III.D.3.f.2.a. General


59 8 "Apollo Life Systems Design Criteria Handbook." (NAA/SID. 15 June 1962)

Volume I: Spacecraft. (SID 62-431-1.)

9

Volume II: Ground Support. (SID 62-431-2.)

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60 1

[folder 2 of 3]

2

[folder 3 of 3]

3 Apollo Spacecraft - Command Module Inner Structure.

Structural Analysis Report. (NAA/SID. SID 64-60. 30 April 1966.)

Volume IV, Appendix F.

[folder 1 of 2]

4

[folder 2 of 2]

5 Pressurization System for Use in the Apollo Service Propulsion System.

Summary Report. (Martin. MARTIN CR-66-46. September 1966.)

6 "Command Module Mockup Fire Tests." (MSC. Apollo Program Working Paper 1280. April 3, 1967.) [photocopy]
7 "Development and Qualification of the Apollo Sea Dye Marker." (MSC. Program Apollo Working Paper 1318. May 8, 1967)
8 "Apollo Operations Handbook - CSM, Preliminary."

Subsection 2.13: Docking and Crew Transfer. (26 June 1968.)


Subseries III.D.3.f.2.b. Block I Spacecraft


60 9 "Program Apollo Test Directive."

Spacecraft 001. (MSC. Program Apollo Working Paper 1167. March 19, 1965.) [photocopy]

10 "Integrated Verification and Operational Plan - S/C 012." (GE/ASD. August 26, 1966)

Subseries III.D.3.f.2.c. Block II Spacecraft


61 1 "NASA Inspection and Review of Block II Command and Service Module Mock-Ups." (NAA/SID. SID 64-1685. 30 September 1964)
2 "Apollo Command Module/Service Module Measurement Requirements - Spacecraft 2TV-1, Block II." (NAR/SD. SD 68-266. 1 April 1968.) [Block II Test Vehicle]
3 "Apollo CSM 101 Delta Vibration Qualification Test, Battery Circuit Breaker Panel." (NAR/SD. SD 68-252. February 1968.) [Apollo 7 CSM]
4 "Apollo Engineering Analysis Report - Block II SPS Flight-Readiness Firing, Service Module 102." (NAR/SD. SD 68-253. 20 March 1968)
5 "Apollo Command Module/Service Module Measurement Requirements - CSM 104, Block II." (NAR/SD. SD 68-269. 2 September 1968.) [Apollo 9 CSM]
6 "Apollo Command Module/Service Module Measurement Requirements - CSM 106, Block II." (NAR/SD. SD 68-270. 1 October 1968.) [Apollo 10 CSM]
7 "Apollo Delta Qualification Test of the Docking System-Probe Assembly." (R. H. Prowett; NAR/SD. March 1969)
8 "Apollo Block II Waste-Management System Zero-Gravity Development Test Program." (E. J. Byrne; NAR/SD. SD 69-137. April 1969)

62 1 "Engineering Analysis Report. Propellant Utilization and Gaging System for Service Propulsion System (SPS), Apollo - Block II, Delta Qualification Tests, Spacecraft 106 and Subs." ([NAR/SD.] SD 69-432. June 4, 1969.) [photocopy]
2 "Apollo Operations Handbook - Block II Spacecraft." (NASA/SSOB/FCSD. SM2A-03-BLOCK II-(1).)

Volume 1: Spacecraft Description. (15 April 1969 rev. 16 July 1969.) [revised pages only]

3

Volume 1: Spacecraft Description. (15 April 1969 rev. 15 June 1970.)

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4

[folder 2 of 4]

5

[folder 3 of 4]

6

[folder 4 of 4]

7 "CSM 108 (Mission H-1) Mission Evaluation Study Analysis Report." (NAR/SD. SD 69-633. November 1969.) [Apollo 12 CSM]

Subseries III.D.3.f.3. Lunar Excursion Module (LEM)/Lunar Module (LM)


63 1 "Study of the Attitude Control Handling Qualities of the LEM During Final Approach to Lunar Landing." (MSC. Project Apollo Working Paper 1074. May 10, 1963)
2 Lunar Landing Abort Procedures Study.

[Report.] (Honeywell/AD. 2B-B-20(G). 24 June 1963.)

3 "The LEM Guidance System." (Honeywell/AD/MPG. R-ED 24060. 4 September 1963)
4 "Lunar Excursion Module Environmental and Thermal Control System Optimization." (MSC. Program Apollo Working Paper 1102. January 8, 1964)
5 Lunar Landing Dynamics Study.

Technical Proposal

Volume I: Technical and Related Data. (Bendix/BPAD/SSMG Corp. SPP-64-101. February 7, 1964.)

6 "Analog Simulation of the Pilot Controlled Rendezvous Maneuvers for LEM." (MSC. Program Apollo Working Paper 1109. March 12, 1964)
7 "Lunar Excursion Module Visibility Requirements." (MSC. Program Apollo Working Paper 1115. June 15, 1964)
8 "Technical Proposal for the Study of the Lunar Soil Identification Problem and Its Relationship to LEM Landability." (Bendix/BPAD/EAES. SPP-65-109. 17 December 1965)
9 "LM Range Safety Package." (S. Epstein; Grumman. LED-540-44. 30 September 1966)
10 Lunar Module (LM) Soil Mechanics Study.

Mid Term Report. (Bendix/ECD/AMD. MM-67-2. January 26, 1967.)

11 LM Descent Engine Progress and Status Reports

Monthly Progress Report. (TRW/SG. 01827-6114-T000. 10 September 1967.)

12

Monthly Progress Report. (TRW/SG. 01827-6151-T000. 10 February 1968.)

13

Monthly Progress Report. (TRW/SG. 01827-6154-T000. 10 March 1968.)


64 1

Monthly Progress Report. (TRW/SG. 01827-6156-T000. 10 April 1968.)

2

Monthly Progress Report. (TRW/SG. 01827-6164-T000. 10 May 1968.)

3

Monthly Progress Report. (TRW/SG. 01827-6167-T000. 10 June 1968.)

4 "Universal Lunar Module Systems Handbook."

LM-4 and Subsequent. (MSC/FCD. FCO27. January 17, 1969.)

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5

[folder 2 of 3]

6

[folder 3 of 3]

7 "Apollo Operations Handbook - Lunar Module, LM-7 and Subsequent."

Volume I: Subsystems Data. (NASA/SSB/FCSD. LMA790-3-LM 7 and Subsequent. 1 February 1970.)

[folder 1 of 4]

8

[folder 2 of 4]


65 1

[folder 3 of 4]

2

[folder 4 of 4]

3 "Apollo Operations Handbook - Lunar Module, LM-10 and Subsequent."

Volume II: Operational Procedures. (NASA/SSB/FCSD. LMA790-3-LM 10 and Subsequent. 1 September 1970.)

[folder 1 of 3]

4

[folder 2 of 3]

5

[folder 3 of 3]

6 "Lunar Module 7, 8, and 9 - Elementary Functional Diagrams." (Grumman/PSD. LED-267-37C. 1 November 1970.)

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7

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66 1

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2

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3 "Lunar Module 10 and Subsequent - Elementary Functional Diagrams." (Grumman/PSD. LED-267-53B. 1 May 1971.)

[folder 1 of 4]

4

[folder 2 of 4]

5

[folder 3 of 4]

6

[folder 4 of 4]


225 (OS) 1 "Level Three Volumes for LM-10 and Subsequent." (Grumman/PSD. LED 267-57. February 3, 1970.)

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225 (OS) 2

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225 (OS) 3

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225 (OS) 4

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Subseries III.D.3.g. Apollo Missions

This subseries consists of documentation on the general development of the missions in the Apollo program. For documentation on the actual flight of any given mission plan, see subseries III.D.3.h. (Apollo Missions - Launches). Materials are organized by topic. Unless otherwise noted documents within each subseries are arranged chronologically by study.

Subseries III.D.3.g.1. General (1962-1970)
Subseries III.D.3.g.2. Landing Sites (1962-1970)
Subseries III.D.3.g.3. Mission Plans (1968-1970)


Subseries III.D.3.g.1 General

The material in this subseries consists of documentation on the development of Apollo mission plans in general. For documentation on specific mission plans, see subseries III.D.3.g.3. (Mission Plans).


66 7 "Apollo Mission Analysis." (NAA/SID. SID 62-379. 13 August 1962)

67 1 "Project Apollo Mission Operations Analysis for a Typical Lunar Landing Mission." (NAA/SID. SID 62-379-1. 28 January 1963.)

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2

[folder 2 of 2]

3 "Study of Powered Descent Trajectories for Manned Lunar Landings." (MSC. Project Apollo Working Paper 1084. August 9, 1963)
4 "Crew Activities on Initial Lunar Landing Mission." (MSC. Project Apollo Working Paper 1092. October 16, 1963)
5 "Preliminary Apollo Reference Trajectory." (MSC. February 1964)
6 "Aircraft Simulation of Lunar Landing Approach Trajectories." (MSC. Program Apollo Working Paper 1159. February 9, 1965)
7 "Flight Crew Training for Apollo Block I Missions." (MSC. Program Apollo Working Paper 1200. February 14, 1966)
8 "Mission Modular Data Book."

Block II Lunar Mission. (NAA/SID. SID 66-1245. 1 January 1967.)

[folder 1 of 2]

9

[folder 2 of 2]


68 1

Block II Earth Orbital Mission.

Part 1 of 3. (NAA/SID. SID 66-1501A. 1 December 1966, rev. 15 March 1967.)

[folder 1 of 3]

2

[folder 2 of 3]

3

[folder 3 of 3]

4

Part 2 of 3. (NAA/SID. SID 66-1501. 15 March 1967.)

5

Block II Earth Orbital Mission. (NAA/SID. SID 66-1501A. Reprinted October 1967.)

6 "Science and Technology Advisory Committee Briefing - Lunar Landing Mission."

Part 3 [presentation graphics]. (MSC. October 6-8, 1967.)

7 "Program and Mission Definition. Apollo Lunar Exploration." (MSC/AMPO. SPD-9P-052. May 15, 1969)

69 1 "Program and Mission Definition. Apollo Lunar Exploration." (MSC/AMPO. SPD-9P-052. August 15, 1969)
2 "Apollo Program (Phase I Lunar Exploration)."

Mission Definitions. (MSC/ASPO. MSC-01266. August 15, 1970.)


Subseries III.D.3.g.2. Landing Sites


69 3 "A Proposal for the Study of the Roll of Unmanned Lunar Spacecraft in the Selection of an Apollo Landing Site." (Fairchild/SSE. SSE 4.0. June 1962)
4 "Selection of Unmanned Vehicles to Find Lunar Landing Sites for Manned Spacecraft." (Grumman. PDR-348. January 1963)
5 "Environmental Factors Involved in the Choice of Lunar Operational Dates and the Choice of Lunar Landing Sites." (MSC. Project Apollo Working Paper 1100. November 22, 1963)
6 "Lunar Landing and Site Selection Study. Phase I, Preselected Landing Site." (MSC. Program Apollo Working Paper 1112. March 23, 1964)
7 Study of Quantitative Methods for LEM Landing-Site Selection.

Final Report. (TI/SSD. 15 March 1966.)

[folder 1 of 2]

8

[folder 2 of 2]

9 "Lunar Landing Site Documentation: Candidate and Potential - Sept. Assb." (Lockheed/LEC. LEC/HASD 671-80-027. 24 September 1969)
10 "Lunar Exploration: Highland 'Impact' Crater Study." (Lockheed/LEC. LEC/HASD TWP-69-033. 3 October 1969)

70 1 "Mapping Sciences Laboratory Data Bank. Site Data Coverage Index." (MSC. 5 August 1970)

Subseries III.D.3.g.3. Mission Plans

Documents in this subseries are organized by mission plan designation and date.


70 2 "Medical Requirements - Apollo Mission C Prime." (MSC. November 1, 1968)
3 "Medical Requirements - Apollo Mission D." (MSC. January 1969)
4 "Mission Requirements for First Apollo Lunar Landing Mission." (TRW/SG. 05952-H152-R0-00. 11 April 1967 (Revision 3).) [Apollo Mission G]
5 "Apollo Mission Techniques, Mission G." [Apollo 11]

Powered Ascent. (MSC/ASPO. Internal Note S-PA-9T-128. June 25, 1969.)

Techniques Description.

6

Lunar Orbit Activities. (MSC/ASPO. Internal Note S-PA-9T-135. June 30, 1969.)

Volume 1: Techniques Description.

7 "Medical Requirements - H Type Mission - Lunar Landing." (MSC. October 1969)
8 "Saturn V Mission Implementation Plan - H- Series Missions - Apollo 12, 13, 14 and 15." (MSFC/SPEO. PM-SAT-8010.5. February 9, 1970)
9 "Apollo Mission Techniques, Mission H-1."

Lunar Surface Phase. (MSC/ASPO. Internal Note MSC-00178. October 15, 1969.)

Techniques Description.

10

Lunar Orbit Activities. (MSC/ASPO. Internal Note MSC-01212. October 30, 1969.)

Techniques Description.

11 "LEM Rendezvous Procedures, H-2 Mission." (MSC. Internal Note MSC-01835. March 12, 1970)
12 "Mission Requirements - H-3 Type Mission - Lunar Landing." (MSC/ASPO. S-PD-9R-056. September 14, 1970 (change A).) [revised pages only]

Subseries III.D.3.h. Apollo Launches

Apollo missions were designated primarily by launch vehicle. A- series launches (A-001 through A-004) were test launches of boiler plate Apollo capsules on Little Joe II boosters to test the Apollo Launch Escape System (LES). Two A- series launches (A-101 and A-102) were also Saturn I vehicle development launches SA-6 and SA-7, respectively; information relating to these launches is filed under Launch Vehicle Programs - Saturn Program Development Launches - SA-6 or -SA-7 (subseries II.B.7.e.3. or II.B.7.e.4., respectively). All Apollo/Saturn IB launches were designated in the AS-200 series (AS-201 through AS-205), while all Apollo/Saturn V launches were designated in the AS-500 series (AS-501 through AS-512). In both cases the launch numbers were identical to the vehicle number of the Saturn launch vehicle used (SA-201 through SA-205 and SA-501 through SA-512). Beginning with AS-204, launches also received Apollo mission numbers. For a complete listing of all SA- (Saturn development) and AS- (Apollo/Saturn) launches, as well as a listing of launch designations and Apollo mission designations, see Appendix 4.

This subseries consists of documentation for the various Apollo program missions as actually flown. For documentation on the missions as planned, see subseries III.D.3.g.3. (Mission Plans).

Subseries III.D.3.h.1. Boiler Plate Launches (A- series) (1964-1966)
Subseries III.D.3.h.2. Apollo/Saturn IB Launches (AS-200 series) (1965-1969)
Subseries III.D.3.h.3. Apollo/Saturn V Launches (AS-500 series) (1964-1972)


Subseries III.D.3.h.1. Boiler Plate Launches (A- series)


70 13 "Reporting Plan for Apollo Mission A-001 (BP-12)." (MSC. Program Apollo Working Paper 1121. April 21, 1964)
14 "Spacecraft 002 - Little Joe II Launch Vehicle Performance and Interface Specification." (NAA/SID. SID 65-720. 22 October 1965.) [A-004]

71 1 "Postlaunch Report for Apollo Mission 004 (Spacecraft 002)." (MSC. MSC-A-R-66-3. April 15, 1966)

Subseries III.D.3.h.2. Apollo Launches - Apollo/Saturn IB Launches (AS-200 series)

This subseries consists of documentation on the launch vehicles and mission activities for Apollo/Saturn IB launches. For documents on Apollo/Saturn V launches, including all lunar missions, see subseries III.D.3.h.3. (Apollo/Saturn V Launches). Materials in this subseries are grouped by launch designation. Unless otherwise noted, documents within each subseries are arranged chronologically.

Subseries III.D.3.h.2.a. AS-200 series (1965-1968)
Subseries III.D.3.h.2.b. AS-201 (1965-1966)
Subseries III.D.3.h.2.c. AS-202 (1965-1966)
Subseries III.D.3.h.2.d. AS-203 (1966)
Subseries III.D.3.h.2.e. AS-204 (Apollo 1) (1965-1967)
Subseries III.D.3.h.2.f. AS-204 (Apollo 5) (1967-1968)
Subseries III.D.3.h.2.g. AS-205 (Apollo 7) (1966-1969)
Subseries III.D.3.h.2.h. AS-206 (1966)


Subseries III.D.3.h.2.a. AS-200 series

Documents in this subseries are general procedural documents for all Apollo/Saturn IB launches. Materials are arranged by Kennedy Space Center (KSC) document number and USAF Eastern Test Range (AFETR) Operations Directive number.


71 2 "Data Flow Plan - Apollo 200." (MSC/FCD. June 1965)
3 "Apollo/Saturn IB Launch Operations Plan - All Missions." (KSC. K-IB-021. May 25, 1967)
4 "Apollo/Saturn IB Ground Safety Plan." (KSC. K-IB-023. September 14, 1967 rev. September 10, 1968.) [revised pages only]
5 "Apollo-Saturn IB RF-1 and LV Hypergol Loading for Launch." (AFETR. Operations Directive 4211. 19 January 1966)
6 "Apollo-Saturn IB Over-all Test." (AFETR. Operations Directive 4231. 14 October 1965)
7 "Apollo-Saturn IB Spacecraft Hypergolic Loading Test." (AFETR. Operations Directive 4236. 3 January 1966)
8 "Apollo-Saturn IB RP-1 Loading." (AFETR. Operations Directive 4237. 3 January 1966)
9 "Apollo-Saturn IB Flight Readiness Test." (AFETR. Operations Directive 4239. 14 June 1966)
10 "Apollo-Saturn IB Complex 34 Systems Tests." (AFETR. Operations Directive 4241. 2 November 1965)
11 "Apollo-Saturn IB Command/Telemetry Test with NASA Instrumented Aircraft." (AFETR. Operations Directive 4243. 4 August 1967)
12 "Apollo-Saturn IB Complex 16 Systems Tests." (AFMTC. Operations Directive 4253. 1 November 1965)

Subseries III.D.3.h.2.b. Apollo Launches - AS-201


71 13 "Saturn-Apollo Space Vehicle Summary." (MSFC/MSO. No date.)

AS-201/SC-009 Contributions to Saturn LOR.

14 "Saturn Technical Information Handbook - SA-201." (MSFC. August 15, 1965.)

Volume I.


72 1

Volume II.

2

Volume III.

3

Volume IV.

4 "Apollo/Saturn IB Launch Operations Plan - AS-201." (KSC. 600-39-0004. November 29, 1965)
5 "Apollo-Saturn IB AS-201 Launch." (AFETR. Operations Direction 4201. 10 December 1965)
6 "Apollo/Saturn IB Consolidated Instrumentation Plan for AS-201." (KSC. K-IB-029. January 31, 1966)
7 "Postlaunch Report for Mission AS-201 (Apollo Spacecraft 009)." (MSC. MSC-A-R-66-4. May 6, 1966)

Subseries III.D.3.h.2.c. Apollo Launches - AS-202


73 1 "Saturn Technical Information Handbook - SA-202." (MSFC. December 6, 1965.)

Volume I.

2

Volume II.

3

Volume III.

4

Volume IV.

5 "Apollo-Saturn IB AS-202 Launch." (AFETR. Operations Directive 4202. 8 March 1966)
6 "Apollo/Saturn IB Launch Operations Plan - AS-202." (KSC. K-IB-021/2. March 15, 1966)
7 "Apollo/Saturn IB Flight Safety Plan - Vehicle AS-202." (KSC. K-IB-02.13/2. July 15, 1966)

74 1 "Results of the Third Saturn IB Launch Vehicle Test Flight - AS-202." (MSFC. MPR-SAT-FE-66-13. October 25, 1966.)

Volume I.


Subseries III.D.3.h.2.d. Apollo Launches - AS-203


74 2 "Saturn Technical Information Handbook - SA-203." (MSFC. March 31, 1966.)

Volume I.

3

Volume II.

4

Volume III.

5

Volume IV.

6 "Apollo-Saturn IB AS-203 Launch." (AFETR. Operations Directive 4203. 28 March 1966)

75 1 "Apollo/Saturn IB Launch Operations Plan - AS-203." (KSC. K-IB-021/3. April 29, 1966)
2 "AS-203 Technical Information Summary." (MSFC. R-ASTR-S-85-66. June 14, 1966)
3 "Apollo/Saturn IB Consolidated Instrumentation Plan for AS-203." (KSC. K-IB-029/3. June 30, 1966)
4 "Results of the Second Saturn IB Launch Vehicle Test Flight - AS-203." (MSFC. MPR-SAT-FE-66-12. September 22, 1966)

Subseries III.D.3.h.2.e. Apollo Launches - AS-204 (Apollo 1)

AS-204, later designated Apollo 1, was to be the first manned Apollo/Saturn launch in early 1967. A fire started in the command module during a simulated countdown on 27 January 1967, killing astronauts Virgil I. Grissom, Edward H. White, and Roger B. Chaffee. The investigation of the accident and resulting design changes to the Apollo Command Module forced delays in the program launch schedule. Following the post-accident investigation the launch vehicle from AS-204 (Saturn IB SA-204) was reused to launch the unmanned Apollo 5 mission, which received the same launch designation (AS-204). Documents pertaining to both AS-204 launches or specifically to the cancelled AS-204/Apollo 1 mission are filed under subseries III.D.3.h.2.e. (AS-204 (Apollo 1)); documents which pertain only to the subsequent AS-204/Apollo 5 mission are filed under subseries III.D.3.h.2.f. (AS-204 (Apollo 5)).


75 5 "Apollo Data Flow Plan - AS-204." (MSC/FCD. September 1965)
6 "Saturn Technical Information Handbook - SA-204." (MSFC. March 31, 1966.)

Volume I.

7

Volume II.

8

Volume III.


76 1 "J-2 Design Certification Report - S-IVB Engine J2025 - Saturn IB Flight AS-204." (Rocketdyne/J2RP. R-6705-1. 24 August 1966 rev. 14 September 1966)
2 Apollo/Saturn-204 Design Certification Review.

Launch Vehicle Report - S-IVB Stage [presentation graphics]. (DAC/MSSD. September 1966.)

3

Mission AS-204/SC-012 Design Certification Review [presentation graphics]. (NAA/SID. SID 66-1233. September 1966.)

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4

[folder 2 of 3]

5

[folder 3 of 3]

6

Design Certification Review Report (KSC)

Volume I. (September 7, 1966)

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7

[folder 2 of 2]

8

Addenda. (September 13, 1966)


77 1

Volume II. (September 7, 1966)

2

Addenda. (September 30, 1966)

3

Launch Vehicle Report.

Volume 2: S-IB Stage. (Chrysler/SD. TR-SY-66-3. September 14, 1966.)

4

Volume 5: GSE

Part 1. (GE/ASD. ESE-TP-020. No date.)

5

Design Certification Review Oral Report. (KSC)

Launch Complex 34 Mechanical Systems. (September 23, 1966)

6 "Design Certification Review - Spacecraft 013 [sic]/Mission 204" [presentation graphics]. (MSC. September 26-28, 1966.)

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7

[copy 2 of 2]


78 1 "Apollo/Saturn IB Launch Operations Plan - AS-204/205." (KSC. K-IB-021/4/5. September 26, 1966)
2 "Special Tests [Related to Spacecraft 012 Accident]." (MSC. Apollo Program Working Paper 1272. April 6, 1967)

Subseries III.D.3.h.2.f. Apollo Launches - AS-204 (Apollo 5)

Following the post-accident investigation into the AS-204 (Apollo 1) fire of 27 January 1967, the launch vehicle from that mission (Saturn IB SA-204) was used to launch the unmanned Apollo 5 mission, also designated AS-204, on 22 January 1968. This mission was the first launch of a Saturn launch vehicle carrying a Lunar Module (LM-1), with an aerodynamic fairing replacing the normal Apollo Command/Service Module atop the booster.

Documents pertaining to both AS-204 launches or specifically to the cancelled Apollo 1 mission are filed under subseries III.D.3.h.2.e. (AS-204 (Apollo 1)); documents pertaining only to the subsequent Apollo 5 mission are filed under subseries III.D.3.h.2.f. (AS-204 (Apollo 5)).


78 3 "AS-204/LM-1 Mission Operations Review" [presentation graphics]. (MSC/FCD. November 15, 1967)
4 "Technical Information Summary - Apollo 5 (AS-204/LM-1), Apollo Saturn IB Flight Vehicle." (MSFC. R-ASTR-67-63. December 15, 1967)
5 "Apollo/Saturn IB Flight Safety Plan - Vehicle AS-204/LM-1." (KSC. K-IB-02.13/4. December 15, 1967)
6 "Results of the Fourth Saturn IB Launch Vehicle Test Flight - AS-204." (MSFC/SFEWG. MPR-SAT-FE-68-2. April 5, 1968.)

[copy 1 of 2]

7

[copy 2 of 2]

8 "Apollo 5 Mission Report." (MSC. MSC-PA-R-68-7. March 1968)

Supplemental Report on Communication System Performance During Apollo 5 Mission. (MSC/ISD. EB68-3328. November 1968.) [Supplements Section 6.8]


Subseries III.D.3.h.2.g. Apollo Launches - AS-205 (Apollo 7)

AS-205/Apollo 7 (Apollo mission C), launched on 11 October 1968, was the first manned launch of the Apollo spacecraft and Saturn IB launch vehicle. The three man crew (Walter M. Schirra, Donn F. Eisele, and R. Walter Cunningham) spent over ten days in earth orbit testing the performance of the Apollo spacecraft.


78 9 "Apollo Operational Support Plan AS-205A." (MSC/FCD. FCO43-205A. 7 June 1966)

79 1 "Saturn IB Flight Manual." (MFSC. MSFC-MAN-205. April 15, 1968.) [manual prepared for AS-205 crew]
2 "Apollo Deactivation Procedures for Landing Safing Team (Apollo 7; 205/101)." (NAR/SD (SD 68-138) for MSC/RSB. SM2A-08-SC101-1. 3 September 1968, rev.27 September 1968.)

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4

[folder 3 of 5]

5

[folder 4 of 5]

6

[folder 5 of 5]

7 "Space Environment Operations Plan, AS-205/101." (MSC/FOD. FCO43. October 1, 1968)

80 1 "Results of the Fifth Saturn IB Launch Vehicle Test Flight, AS-205 (Apollo 7 Mission)." (MSFC/SFEWG. MPR-SAT-FE-68-4. January 25, 1969)
2 "Apollo 7 Mission Report." (MSC. MSC-PA-R-68-15.)

Supplement 4: Reaction Control System Performance. (July 1969)


Subseries III.D.3.h.2.h. Apollo Launches - AS-206

The AS-206 launch was originally planned as an unmanned Saturn IB/LM test flight. Following the AS-204/Apollo 1 accident, these tests were performed during the AS-501/Apollo 4 and AS-204/Apollo 5 missions so that AS-206 was never launched. The SA-206 (Saturn IB) launch vehicle was eventually used to launch the Skylab 2 mission in 1973.


80 3 "Apollo Operational Support Plan, AS-206A." (MSC/FCD. FCO43-206A. 1 April 1966)
4 "Apollo Flight Operations Plan, AS-206A." (MSC/FOD. FCO39-501. 1 May 1966)
5 "Interface Control Document - Definition of Saturn SA-206 Flight Sequence Program." (MSFC/AESB. 40M33606. May 31, 1966)

Subseries III.D.3.h.3. Apollo Launches - Saturn V Launches (AS-500 series)

This subseries consists of documentation on the launch vehicles and mission activities for Apollo/Saturn V launches. For documents on Apollo/Saturn IB launches, see subseries III.D.3.h.2. Materials in this subseries are grouped by launch designation. Unless otherwise noted, documents within each subseries are arranged chronologically.

Subseries III.D.3.h.3.a. AS-500 series (1964-1970)
Subseries III.D.3.h.3.b. AS-501 (Apollo 4) (1965-1968)
Subseries III.D.3.h.3.c. AS-502 (Apollo 6) (1968)
Subseries III.D.3.h.3.d. AS-503 (Apollo 8) (1968-1969)
Subseries III.D.3.h.3.e. AS-504 (Apollo 9) (1968-1969)
Subseries III.D.3.h.3.f. AS-505 (Apollo 10) (1969)
Subseries III.D.3.h.3.g. AS-506 (Apollo 11) (1969)
Subseries III.D.3.h.3.h. AS-507 (Apollo 12) (1969-1970)
Subseries III.D.3.h.3.i. AS-508 (Apollo 13) (1970)
Subseries III.D.3.h.3.j. AS-509 (Apollo 14) (1970-1971)
Subseries III.D.3.h.3.k. AS-510 (Apollo 15) (1971-1972)
Subseries III.D.3.h.3.l. AS-511 (Apollo 16) (1971-1972)
Subseries III.D.3.h.3.m. AS-512 (Apollo 17) (1972)


Subseries III.D.3.h.3.a. Apollo Launches - AS-500 series

Documents in this subseries are general procedural documents for all Apollo/Saturn V launches.


80 6 "KSC Operations Plan." (GE/ASD/KCE. July 1, 1964.)

Volume III: Vehicle Operations [Preliminary].

[folder 1 of 2]

7

[folder 2 of 2]

8 "KSC Apollo/Saturn Program Development/Operations Plan." (KSC. 100-39-0001 (K-PM-0).)

Volume II: Saturn V Operations Plan. (October 1, 1965.)


81 1

Volume II: Saturn V Operations Plan. (October 1, 1965 changed August 15, 1966.)

2 "Apollo/Saturn V Ground Safety Plan." (KSC. K-V-053.)

Volume I: General Requirements and Industrial Safety Operating Procedures. (March 1, 1970. )

3

Volume II: Launch Complex 39 Ground Safety Plan. (October 15, 1970.)

4

Volume III: Operations and Checkout Building. (February 1, 1968.)

5

Volume IV: Spacecraft Ordnance Buildings. (February 1, 1968.)

6

Volume V: Fluid Test Complex. (February 1, 1968.)

7

Volume VI: Propulsion Test Complex. (February 1, 1968.)


Subseries III.D.3.h.3.b. Apollo Launches - AS-501 (Apollo 4)

The AS-501/Apollo 4 launch on 9 November 1967 was the first development launch of the Saturn V launch vehicle and was intended to qualify the Saturn V for operational status. The Apollo 4 mission placed an unmanned command-service module and boilerplate lunar module into earth orbit. The reentry of the command module was used to test various aspects of the spacecraft, telemetry, and ground tracking systems during simulated reentry from a lunar mission.


81 8 "Apollo Operational Support Plan, AS-501." (MSC/FCD. 65-FCO34-501. October 1965)
9 "Performance and Design Requirements for the Saturn V Launch Vehicle Ground Support System/Apollo Program (SA-501), General Specification For." (MSFC. SS10W10000001D. June 30, 1967)

82 1 "Reentry Test Plan for the Apollo AS-501." (John Marini and William Rice. GSFC. X-551-67-443. September 1967)
2 "Apollo 4. Spacecraft 017/Saturn 501 Flight Plan." (MSC. October 27, 1967)
3 "Saturn V Launch Vehicle Flight Evaluation Report - AS-501 Apollo 4 Mission." (MSFC/SFEWG. MPR-SAT-FE-68-1. January 15, 1968)

Subseries III.D.3.h.3.c. Apollo Launches - AS-502 (Apollo 6)

The AS-502/Apollo 6 launch on 4 April 1968 was the second development launch of the Saturn V launch vehicle. As in Apollo 4, the Apollo 6 mission placed an unmanned command-service module and boilerplate lunar module into earth orbit to test the CSM emergency detection systems . Once again the reentry of the command module was used to test aspects of the spacecraft, telemetry, ground tracking, and recovery systems.


82 4 "Reentry Test Plan for Apollo 6 (AS-502)." (John Marini and William Rice; GSFC. X-551-68-64. February 20, 1968)
5 "Apollo 6 Spacecraft. Headquarters Flight Readiness Review" [presentation graphics]. (MSC. March 11, 1968)
6 "Apollo/Saturn V Flight Safety Plan - Vehicle AS-502." (KSC. K-V-05.13/2. March 15, 1968)
7 "Apollo 6 Mission Report." (MSC. MSC-PA-R-68-9. May 1968)

83 1 "Saturn V Launch Vehicle Flight Evaluation Report - AS-502 Apollo 6 Mission." (MSFC/SFEWG. MPR-SAT-FE-68-3. June 25, 1968)

Subseries III.D.3.h.3.d. Apollo Launches - AS-503 (Apollo 8)

AS-503/Apollo 8 (Apollo mission C') was the first manned launch of the Apollo/Saturn V launch vehicle. Launched on 21 December 1968, Apollo 8 was the first attempt to send a manned spacecraft to the moon. On December 24/25, 1968 Apollo 8 orbited the moon and the three-man crew (Frank Borman, James A. Lovell, and William A. Anders) became the first humans to see its far side. The mission demonstrated the capabilities of the Apollo command-service module and the status of NASA facilities relative to manned lunar missions.


83 2 "Saturn V Flight Manual - SA 503." (MSFC. MSFC-MAN-503. 1 April 1968)
3 "Apollo AS503/CSM103 Final Flight Plan." (T. A. Guillory. MSC/FPB. November 22, 1968)
4 "Apollo Deactivation Procedures for Landing Safing Team (Apollo 8; 503/103)." (NAR/SD (SD 68-743) for MSC/RSB. SM2A-08-SC103-1. 20 November 1968, rev.6 December 1968.)

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84 1

[folder 3 of 4]

2

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3 "Flight Evaluation Program Plan - Communications System for Apollo 8 Mission." (MSC/ISC. EB.68-3144-U. 9 December 1968)
4 "Apollo 8 Mission Report."

Supplement 3: Performance of the Command and Service Module Reaction Control System. (MSC. MSC-PA-R-69-1. March 30, 1969.)


Subseries III.D.3.h.3.e. Apollo Launches - AS-504 (Apollo 9)

AS-504/Apollo 9 (Apollo mission D) was the first launch of an Apollo/Saturn V launch vehicle with a functional Lunar Module (LM). Launched on 3 March 1969, Apollo 9 was an earth orbital mission to demonstrate LM capability and practice CSM-LM orbital rendezvous procedures. The three-man crew (James A. McDivitt, David R. Scott, and Russell L. Schweikart) spent ten days in orbit.


84 5 "Saturn V Flight Manual - SA 504." (MSFC. MSFC-MAN-504. 1 September 1968)
6 "The Consumables Analysis for the Apollo 9 Spacecraft Operational Trajectory." (MSC/GPB. MSC Internal Note 69-FM-9. January 15, 1969)
7 "Apollo Deactivation Procedures for Landing Safing Team (Apollo 9; 504/104/LM3)." (NAR/SD (SD 68-1014) for MSC/RSB. SM2A-08-SC104-1. 20 January 1969.)

[folder 1 of 4]

8

[folder 2 of 4]


85 1

[folder 3 of 4]

2

[folder 4 of 4]

3 "Mission Evaluation 104 Study Analysis Report." (NAR/SD. SD 69-73. February 1969.)

[folder 1 of 3]

4

[folder 2 of 3]

5

[folder 3 of 3]

6 "LM-3 Environmental Control System Performance under Contingent Conditions." (H. R. Howell; LTV/MSD. 350.14. 3 February 1969)

86 1 "Saturn V Launch Vehicle Flight Evaluation Report - AS-504 Apollo 9 Mission." (MSFC/SFEWG. MPR-SAT-FE-69-4. May 5, 1969)
2 "S-II-4 Flight Final Test Report." (NAR/SD. SD 69-98. 16 May 1969.)

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3

[folder 2 of 2]

4 "Apollo 9 Multispectral Photography: Geologic Analysis." (Paul D. Lowman Jr; GSFC. X-644-69-423. September 1969)

Subseries III.D.3.h.3.f. Apollo Launches - AS-505 (Apollo 10)

AS-505/Apollo 10 (Apollo mission F) was a lunar orbital mission to test LM operations in the lunar environment. Launched on 18 May 1969, the three-man crew (Thomas P. Stafford, John W. Young, and Eugene A. Cernan) undertook the full range of activities required for a lunar landing including lunar orbit rendezvous and docking, lunar descent, and a low pass to within 50,000 feet of the lunar surface, demonstrating the range of LM capabilities excepting only final approach and lunar landing.


86 5 "Saturn V Flight Manual - SA 505." (MSFC. MSFC-MAN-505. 10 April 1969)
6 "Apollo Deactivation Procedures for Landing Safing Team (Apollo 10; 505/106/LM4)." (NAR/SD (SD 68-1042) for MSC/RSB. SM2A-08-SC106-1. 7 March 1969 rev. 21 April 1969.)

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87 1

[folder 2 of 3]

2

[folder 3 of 3]

3 "Technical Information Summary Apollo-10 (AS-505). Apollo Saturn V Space Vehicle." (MSFC. S&E-ASTR-S-69-24. May 1, 1969)
4 "Apollo 10 Mission Report." (MSC. MSC-00126. August 1969)
5 "Apollo 10 Photography Index: 70-mm and 16-mm Frame Index." (MSC/MSL, published by GSFC/NSSDC. NSSDC 69-14. October 1969)

Subseries III.D.3.h.3.g. Apollo Launches - AS-506 (Apollo 11)

AS-506/Apollo 11 (Apollo mission G) was the first lunar landing mission planned in the Apollo program. Following launch on 16 July 1969, the three-man crew (Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr) traveled to the moon and established lunar orbit. On 20 July 1969, Armstrong and Aldrin descended to the lunar surface in the Sea of Tranquility to become the first humans to set foot on the moon. While on the surface they gathered 21kg of rock and soil samples, activated the Early Apollo Scientific Experiments Package (EASEP, see also subseries III.D.3.e.2.), and took numerous photographs. Collins remained in lunar orbit in the command module and conducted a series of orbital experiments. Armstrong and Aldrin remained on the surface for just over 21 hours before lifting off to rendezvous with Collins in orbit. The three men returned safely to earth on 24 July.


87 6 "EASEP Handbook for Apollo 11 Flight Crew." (MSC. c.June 12, 1969.) [photocopy]
7 "Technical Information Summary, Apollo-11 (AS-506) Apollo Saturn V Space Vehicle." (MSFC. S&E-ASTR-S-101-69. June 25, 1969)
8 "Recovery Requirements, Apollo 11." (MSC/LRD. June 12, 1969 changed June 25, 1969.) [changes only]
9 "Apollo Deactivation Procedures for Landing Safing Team (Apollo 11; 506/107/LM5)." (NAR/SD (SD 69-303) for MSC/RSB. SM2A-08-SC107-1. 30 June 1969.)

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88 1

[folder 2 of 3]

2

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3 "Launch Vehicle Operations for Support of Space Vehicle Countdown Demonstration Test and Launch Countdown (Released for AS-506)."

Volume I of III. (Boeing/S5LO for KSC/LVO. TCP V-20060. June 30, 1969.)

4

Volume II of III. (July 3, 1969.)

5

Volume III of III. (June 6, 1969.)

6 "Apollo/Saturn V Launch Vehicle Countdown (Released for AS-506)." (KSC. K-V-0513-2 (TCP V-40300). July 3, 1969)
7 "AS-506 'G' Mission Launch Vehicle Operational Trajectory." (G. Wittenstein, P. Pack, and D. Bell; MSFC/TS. MFT-1-69. July 14, 1969.)

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89 1

[folder 3 of 3]

2 "Saturn V Launch Vehicle Flight Evaluation Report - AS-506 Apollo 11 Mission." (MSFC/SFEWG. MPR-SAT-FE-69-9. September 20, 1969)
3 "Apollo Mission 11 Photography Indexes." (Aeronautical Chart and Information Center, USAF for NASA. October 1969)
4 "Apollo 11 Mission Report." (MSC. MSC-00171. November 1969)

Subseries III.D.3.h.3.h. Apollo Launches - AS-507 (Apollo 12)

AS-507/Apollo 12 (Apollo mission H-1) was the second lunar landing mission planned in the Apollo program. Launched on 14 November 1969, the three-man crew (Charles Conrad, Jr, Richard F. Gordon, and Alan L. Bean) followed a mission plan similar to that of Apollo 11, although extra emphasis was placed on insuring spacecraft systems operations following a lightning strike on the vehicle during the launch from Kennedy Space Center. On 19 November 1969, Conrad and Bean descended to the lunar surface in the Ocean of Storms, achieving a precision landing 535 feet from Surveyor III, which had landed 21/2 years earlier. The astronauts conducted two extravehicular activities (EVAs) on the lunar surface, totaling nearly eight hours outside of the LM, during which they activated the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiments Package (ALSEP, see also subseries III.D.3.e.2.), collected 34kg of lunar surface samples, and retrieved parts from the nearby Surveyor III spacecraft (one landing leg of the Surveyor spacecraft is now in the collection of the National Air and Space Museum). Gordon remained in lunar orbit in the command module and conducted a series of orbital experiments. Conrad and Bean remained on the surface for just over 31 hours before lifting off to rendezvous with Gordon in orbit. The three men returned safely to earth on 24 November.


89 5 "ALSEP Handbook for Apollo 12 Flight Crew." (MSC. c. June 10, 1969.) [photocopy]
6 "Apollo/Saturn V Flight Safety Plan, Vehicle AS-507." (KSC. K-V-05.13/7. no date)
7 "Manned Space Flight Network Premission Briefing Report for the AS-507 Mission." (GSFC. October 1969)
8 "Apollo Deactivation Procedures for Landing Safing Team (Apollo 12; 507/108/LM6)." (NAR/SD (SD 69-446) for MSC/RSB. SM2A-08-SC108-1. 20 October 1969.)

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90 1

[folder 2 of 3]

2

[folder 3 of 3]

3 "Apollo Mission 12 Photography Indexes." (Aeronautical Chart and Information Center, USAF for NASA. March 1970)
4 "Apollo 12 Mission Report." (MSC. MSC-01855. March 1970)

Subseries III.D.3.h.3.i. Apollo Launches - AS-508 (Apollo 13)

AS-508/Apollo 13 (Apollo mission H-2) was the third lunar landing mission planned in the Apollo program. Launched on 11 April 1970, the three-man crew (James A. Lovell Jr., John L. Swigert Jr., and Fred W. Haise) were to follow a mission plan similar to those of Apollo 11 and 12, with Lovell and Haise landing in the Fra Mauro region of the moon. However, on 13 April 1970, with the spacecraft on its way to the moon some 56 hours after launch, a cryogenic oxygen tank in the service module exploded causing a loss of power, depleting the supply of breathing oxygen, and placing the crew in jeopardy. The lunar landing was aborted and sole aim of the mission became the safe return of the three astronauts. With the assistance of ground controllers the crew utilized the lunar module as a life boat until 17 April, when the three men returned safely to earth.


90 5 Briefing on LM Descent, Ascent, and Aborts for Apollo 13 Crew]. [presentation graphics]. (MSC/MPAD. January 17, 1970)
6 "Launch Mission Rules, Apollo 13 (SA-508/CSM-109/LM-7)." (KSC. K-V-05.10/8. February 17, 1970.)

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91 1 "Apollo Deactivation Procedures for Landing Safing Team (Apollo 13; 508/109/LM7)." (NAR/SD (SD 69-647) for MSC/RSB. SM2A-08-SC109-1. 15 January 1970.)

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2

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3

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4 "Apollo Deactivation Procedures for Landing Safing Team (Apollo 13; 508/109/LM7)." (NAR/SD (SD 69-647) for MSC/RSB. SM2A-08-SC109-1. 2 March 1970.)

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92 1

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2 "Saturn V Flight Manual - SA 508." (MSFC. MSFC-MAN-508. 15 August 1969 rev. 1 March 1970)
3 "ALSEP Handbook for Apollo 13 Flight Crew." (MSC. March 27, 1970.) [photocopy]
4 Apollo 13 Review Board.

Report. (NASA. June 15, 1970.)

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5

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6

Appendix A: Baseline Data: Apollo 13 Flight Systems and Operations.

7

Appendix B: Report of Mission Events Panel.

Appendix C: Report of Manufacturing and Test Panel.

Appendix D: Report of Design Panel.

Appendix E: Report of Project Management Panel.

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93 1

Appendix F: Special Tests and Analyses.

Appendix G: Board Administrative Procedures.

Appendix H: Board Releases and Press Statements.

2 MSC Apollo 13 Investigation Team.

Final Report.

Panel 1: Spacecraft Incident Investigation.

Volume I: Anomaly Investigation. (MSC. June 1970.)

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Volume II: Manufacturing and Test History of Oxygen Tank. (MSC. July 1970.)

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Volume III: Special Analyses and Tests in Support of Investigation. (MSC. September 1970.)

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Panel 2: Flight Crew Observations. (MSC. May 1970.)

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Panel 3: Flight Operations and Network. (MSC. May 1970.)

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Addendum 1. (MSC. June 1970.)

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Panel 4: Photo Handling, Processing, and Cataloguing. (MSC. May 1970.)

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Panel 5A: Corrective Action Study and Implementation for Command and Service Modules. (MSC. June 1970.)

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Panel 5B: Corrective Action Study and Implementation for Lunar Module. (MSC. June 1970.)

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Panel 5C: Corrective Action Study and Implementation for Government Furnished Equipment. (MSC. May 1970.)

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Panel 6: Related Systems Evaluation. (MSC. May 1970.)

Volume I: Summary.

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Volume II: Lunar Module.


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Volume III: Command and Service Modules.

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Volume IV: Government Furnished Equipment and Ground Support Equipment.

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Panel 7: Reaction Processes in High Pressure Fluid Systems. (MSC. May 1970.)

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Panel 8: High Pressure Oxygen Systems Survey. (MSC. May 1970.)

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Addendum 1. (MSC. June 1970.)

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Panel 9: Safety, Reliability and Quality Assurance. (MSC. May 1970.)

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Panel 11: Administrative, Communications, and Procurement. (MSC. May 1970.)

8 Apollo 13 Cryogenic Oxygen Tank 2 Anomaly.

Anomaly Report No.1. (MSC. MSC Internal Note MSC-02545. July 1970.)


Subseries III.D.3.h.3.j. Apollo Launches - AS-509 (Apollo 14)

AS-509/Apollo 14 (Apollo mission H-3) was the fourth lunar landing mission planned in the Apollo program and the third to land on the moon. Launched on 31 January 1971, the three-man crew (Alan B. Shepard Jr., Stuart A. Roosa, and Edgar D. Mitchell) followed a normal Apollo trajectory to the moon, entering lunar orbit on 4 February 1971. While Roosa remained in lunar orbit conducting research, Shepard and Mitchell landed in the Fra Mauro region originally planned as the landing site for Apollo 13 to carry out various experiments, including the deployment of an ALSEP (see also subseries III.D.3.e.2.), during nine hours of EVA. After 33 hours on the surface, Shepard and Mitchell rejoined Roosa with 43kg of lunar samples. The three men returned safely to Earth on 9 February.


94 9 "Mission Requirements - SA-509/CSM-110/LM-8 - H-3 Type Mission - Lunar Landing." (MSC. SPD9-R-056. June 9, 1970)
10 "Apollo 14 Lunar Surface Procedures (Preliminary), Revision A" (MSC. October 31, 1970)
11 "Apollo 14 (January 31, 1971) Flight Plan - Final." (NASA. December 2, 1970)
12 "Apollo 14 (Jan 31, 1971) AS-509/CSM-110/LM-8 - Flight Plan - Final." (MSC/AFPS. Rev. December 23, 1970.) [revised pages only]

95 1 "Apollo Postretrieval Procedures - Command Module (Apollo 14; 509/110/LM8)." (NAR/SD (SD 70-240) for MSC/RSB. SM2A-08-SC110. 28 December 1970.) [revisions only]
2 "Apollo Deactivation Procedures for Landing Safing Team (Apollo 14; 509/110/LM8)." (NAR/SD (SD 70-241) for MSC/RSB. SM2A-08-SC110-1. 28 December 1970.)

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6 "Apollo Deactivation Procedures for Landing Safing Team." (NAR/SD (SD 70-241) for NASA MSC/RSB. SM2A-08-SC110-1. 28 December 1970 rev. 28 January 1971.) [Apollo 14; 509/110/LM8] [revisions only]
7 "Saturn V Flight Manual - SA 509." (MSFC. MSFC-MAN-509. 15 August 1969 rev. 1 January 1971)
8 "ALSEP Handbook for Apollo 14 Flight Crew." (MSC. January 7, 1971.) [photocopy]
9 "Saturn V - Apollo 14/AS-509 Mission Implementation Plan." (MSFC/SPEO. PM-SAT-8010.7. January 15, 1971)
10 "Apollo 14 Lunar Photography." (GSFC/NSSDC. [NSSDC Data User's Note] 71-16a. August 1971)

Subseries III.D.3.h.3.k. Apollo Launches - AS-510 (Apollo 15)

AS-510/Apollo 15 (Apollo mission J-1) was the fifth lunar landing mission planned in the Apollo program and the fourth to land on the moon. Launched on 26 July 1971, the three-man crew (David R. Scott, Alfred M. Worden Jr., and James B. Irwin) entered lunar orbit on 29 July 1971. While Worden remained in orbit conducting research, Scott and Irwin landed in the Hadley-Apenine region to carry out various experiments, including the deployment of an ALSEP (see also subseries III.D.3.e.2.) and the first use of the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV), during eighteen hours of EVA. After 67 hours on the surface, Scott and Irwin rejoined Worden with 77kg of lunar samples. After releasing a satellite into lunar orbit on 4 August, the three men returned safely to Earth on 7 August.


96 1 "Apollo 15 Package: Television and Ground Controlled Television Assembly." (NASA. undated)
2 "Lunar Surface Scientific Equipment for Apollo Mission 15 Furnished by Lunar Surface Project Office." (MSC. March 5, 1971)
3 "Launch Vehicle Malfunction Overall Test." (Boeing/S5LO for KSC/LVO. TCP V-20049. March 17, 1971.) [Released for AS-510]

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5 "Final Flight Mission Rules - Apollo 15 (AS-510/112/LM-10)." (MSC/FCD. MSC-01807. May 3, 1971.)

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7 "On the Moon with Apollo 15 - A Guidebook to Hadley Rille and the Apennine Mountains." (Gene Simmons (Chief Scientist); MSC. June 1971)

97 1 "Launch Mission Rules - Apollo 15 (SA-510/CSM-112/LM-10/LRV-1)." (KSC. K-V-05.10/10. June 2, 1971.)

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3 "Apollo Postretrieval Procedures for NASA Recovery Team (Apollo 15, 510/112/LM10)." (NAR/SD (SD 71-42) for MSC/SOB. SM2A-08-SC112. 15 June 1971)
4 "Apollo Deactivation Procedures for Landing Safing Team (Apollo 15, 510/112/LM10)." (NAR/SD (SD 71-43) for MSC/SOB. SM2A-08-SC112-1. 15 June 1971.)

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2 "Saturn V Flight Manual - SA 510." (MSFC. MSFC-MAN-510. 15 August 1969, rev. 25 June 1971)
3 "Apollo 15 Index of Mapping Camera and Panoramic Camera Photographs." (MSC/MSB. January 1972)

Subseries III.D.3.h.3.l. Apollo Launches - AS-511 (Apollo 16)

AS-511/Apollo 16 was the sixth lunar landing mission planned in the Apollo program and the fifth to land on the moon. Launched on 16 April 1972, the three-man crew (John W. Young, Thomas K. Mattingly II, and Charles M. Duke, Jr.) entered lunar orbit on 19 April 1972. While Mattingly remained in orbit conducting research, Young and Duke landed in the Descartes region to carry out various experiments, including the deployment of an ALSEP (see also subseries III.D.3.e.2.) and exploration via Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV), during twenty hours of EVA. After 71 hours on the surface, Young and Duke rejoined Mattingly with 95kg of lunar samples. The three men returned safely to Earth on 27 April.


98 4 "Flight Mission Rules Input Document." (MSFC. PM-MO-12-71. September 10, 1971)
5 "Apollo Postretrieval Procedures for NASA Recovery Team (Apollo 16, 511/113/LM11)." (NAR/SD (SD 71-666) for MSC/SOB. SM2A-08-SC113. 15 December 1971)
6 "Lunar Surface Scientific Equipment for Apollo Mission 16 Furnished by Lunar Scientific Project Office." (GE for MSC/LSPO. January 10, 1972.) [photocopy]
7 "Apollo 16 Index of Mapping Camera and Panoramic Camera Photographs." (MSC/MSB. MSC-07251. August 1972)
8 "Apollo 16 Index of 70mm Photographs and 16mm Film Strips." (MSC/MSB. MSC-07252. November 1972)

Subseries III.D.3.h.3.m. Apollo Launches - AS-512 (Apollo 17)

AS-512/Apollo 17 was the sixth and final lunar landing mission in the Apollo program. Launched on 7 December 1972, the three-man crew (Eugene A. Cernan, Ronald E. Evans, and Harrison H. Schmitt) entered lunar orbit on 10 December 1972. While Evans remained in orbit conducting research, Cernan and Schmitt landed in the Taurus-Littrow region of the moon to carry out various experiments, including the deployment of an ALSEP (see also subseries III.D.3.e.2.) and exploration via Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV), during 22 hours of EVA. After 75 hours on the surface, Cernan and Schmitt rejoined Evans with 117kg of lunar samples. The three men returned safely to Earth on 19 December.


99 1 "Apollo 17 Final Flight Plan." (MSC/FPB. October 23, 1972.)

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3 "Apollo 17 Final Flight Plan." [Revision B]. (MSC/FPB. November 29, 1972.) [revisions only]
4 "Lunar Surface Scientific Equipment for Apollo 17." (MSC/LEPO. November 1972)

Subseries III.D.2. Gemini Program Subseries III.D.4.  Apollo Follow-On Programs
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