International Atlas of Lunar Exploration
The International Atlas of Lunar Exploration
Philip J. Stooke
Cambridge University Press
Published: November 2007
(February 2008 in North America)
The site of the first successful robotic landing on the Moon, Luna 9, January 1966 (P. Stooke)
Bringing together a wealth of information from many sources, including some material never before published, this atlas is a comprehensive reference on lunar exploration. It tells the story of every spacecraft mission to the Moon since the dawn of the space age, illustrating each account with a unique combination of maps and annotated photographs. Many of the illustrations were created especially for this atlas, including panoramic photographs from every lunar mission. The missions are listed in chronological order, providing readers with an easy to follow history of lunar missions. Special attention has been given to describing the procedures involved in choosing landing sites for Apollo and its precursors. The atlas also includes missions that were planned but never flown, before looking ahead to future missions as the world's space agencies prepare for a new phase of lunar exploration.
- 440 pages
- An easy to follow, step-by-step history of lunar exploration in atlas format.
- Compilation of information from many sources, including material never before published.
- Many illustrations were created especially for this atlas, including panoramic photographs from every lunar mission.
- Foreword by Don E. Wilhelms.
- Cover art by Don Davis.
A few examples of the contents:
Santa Cruz plans for post-Apollo exploration.
Surveyor candidate landing sites.
Lunokhod-2 route map section.
Japanese Hiten mission impact site.
Plan of Apollo 16 LM/ALSEP area.
Panoramas of the Surveyor 1 landing site.
Corrections - a list of corrections, as they are brought to my attention.
Philip Stooke is available for speaking engagements.
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Philip J. Stooke
Department of Geography
University of Western Ontario
London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2