NASA Office of Logic Design

NASA Office of Logic Design

A scientific study of the problems of digital engineering for space flight systems,
with a view to their practical solution.

PROJECT APOLLO The Tough Decisions

Robert C. Seamans, Jr., 2005.
Monographs in Aerospace History No. 37, SP-2005-4537

Introduction (excerpt)

T the general manager, from 1 September 1960 to 5 January 1968. I’ve outlined chronologically and in detail the steps taken from the early Mercury days, through the operational tests conducted with Gemini, to the qualification of Apollo, all against a backdrop of Soviet missions. A chapter on NASA management during my tenure follows. Then, in the final two chapters, the U.S. manned circumlunar and lunar landing missions are compared with Soviet attempts. I’ve also included a few thoughts on President Bush’s Vision for Space Exploration.  Throughout, I have tried to describe the key technical, operational, and management milestones and how key issues in each phase of the space program were resolved.


James E. Webb’s Letter to President Kennedy of 30 November 1962


Monographs in Aerospace History

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