By Andrew Chaikin
It alternatives up the place the precise Stuff left off. [Stu Roosa, Apollo 14, again cover]
In a 2007 afterword, Chaikin discusses how a scarcity of development in human spaceflight has compelled exploration-hungry observers to show their curiosity to robot probes. to make certain, the achievements of those remote-controlled explorers were outstanding and intriguing to monitor. As Chaikin wrote, rovers have been exploring Mars, Cassini had arrived at Saturn, and New Horizons was once simply starting its trip to Pluto. yet Chaikin is obvious that in simple terms human spaceflight can motivate humans and ignite their passions within the means Apollo did. [Apollo evaluation, http://www.apolloreview.com/a-man-on-the-moon/]
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And as the in vestigation of the fire progressed, there were charges of misman agement and shoddy workmanship. Nor was NASA without fault: All of this had happened under the agency’s supervision. But there was another, more forgiving view. True, North Amer ican wasn’t like McDonnell. But no one had ever tried to assemble a moonship before. The Apollo command module was the most complex flying machine ever devised, an intricate package crammed full of state-of-the-art equipment. It would have been naive not to 26 A MAN ON THE MOON expect all kinds of things to go wrong the first time they put one together.
But the moon was NASA's goal, and when he joined the astronaut corps the previous October, it became his. He was a member of the second astronaut group—or the New 9, as they were dubbed by Life magazine—and they were key players in the Apollo effort. But to the world, the only real astronauts were the Original 7. One of Conrad's first assignments was to accompany John Glenn on visits to Apollo contractors around the country. Glenn was likable enough, and Conrad could see that as the first American to orbit the earth he had risen to a hero status no pilot had attained since Charles Lindbergh.
But none of them had even considered a fire on the pad. Like so many things about this disaster, it was al most beyond comprehension. In hindsight, there was enough blame to go around. Some as tronauts, in anger, singled out North American, saying its engineers, yielding to schedule pressure, had taken shortcuts. And as the in vestigation of the fire progressed, there were charges of misman agement and shoddy workmanship. Nor was NASA without fault: All of this had happened under the agency’s supervision.