Frommer's The Moon: A Guide for First-Time Visitors (Frommer Other)

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At last! Everything you need to plan a worry-free vacation to the Moon! In this book, you'll find all of the details on how much your trip will cost, how to train, and what to expect during lift-off. You'll get the straight story on how to eat, how to sleep, even how to go to the bathroom on the moon.

  • A crater-by-crater guide to the most famous lunar attractions, plus tips on bringing souvenirs back to Earth
  • Comments by the astronauts, and much, much more!

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"Suddenly from behind the rim of the moon, in long, slow-motion moments of immense majesty, there emerges a sparkling blue and white jewel, a light, delicate sky-blue sphere laced with slowly swirling veils of white, rising gradually like a small pearl in a thick sea of black mystery. It takes more than a moment to fully realize this is Earth...home." —Edgar Mitchell (Apollo 14) The Powers of the Moon Waxing Moon: It is believed that new moonlight helps to generate storms. Also, the liquid in plants increases. During this phase of the Moon, you should seed legumes, build chimneys, and engage in financial business. However, it is a bad time for fighting pests. Full Moon: This is a very special time. Many animals stay awake during this night, including many humans. It is a bad day for marriage and any kind of argument that could end violently. On the other hand, it is a good time to preserve fruit and breed horses. Waning Moon: During this phase, the liquid inside plants recedes, so it is a good time for cutting wood or mowing the lawn. Painting walls or doing dental surgery is also recommended. From a lunar point of view, it is a bad time to conduct business on the stock exchange. New Moon: The weather is about to change. It is an ideal time for weeding, ending arguments, starting new business, or meditation. Complete list of successful moon landings

Probe Arrival Result
Luna 2 9/13/1959 Moon reached for the first time; hard impact.
Ranger 7 7/31/1964 4,308 photos shot while approaching (resolution 1 meter); then hard impact.
Ranger 8 2/20/1965 7,137 photos shot while approaching (resolution 0.5 meters); then hard impact.
Ranger 9 3/24/1965 5,814 photos shot while approaching (resolution 0.25 meters); then hard impact.
Luna 9 2/3/1966 First soft lander; 4 panorama shots.
Surveyor 1 6/2/1966 First American soft lander; 11,240 shots taken.
Luna 13 12/24/1966 3 panorama shots taken; mechanical ground measuring device.
Surveyor 3 4/20/1976 Soft lander; 6,326 shots taken. In Nov. 1969 Apollo 12 landed at this exact spot and examined Surveyor.
Surveyor 5 9/11/1967 Soft lander; 19,118 shots taken; robotic soil examination.
Surveyor 6 11/10/1967 29,952 shots taken.
Surveyor 7 1/19/1968 21,038 shots taken; chemical analysis; mechanical shovel.
Apollo 11 7/20/1969 First men on the moon: Armstrong and Aldrin; Collins in orbit.
Apollo 12 11/19/1969 Conrad and Bean on the moon; Gordon in orbit.
Luna 16 9/21/1970 First robotic sample return.
Luna 17 11/17/1970 Surface rover Lunochod 1 (driven 10,540 meters).
Apollo 14 2/5/1971 Shepard and Mitchell on the moon; Roosa in orbit.
Apollo 15 7/30/1971 Scott and Irwin on the moon; Worden in orbit.
Luna 20 2/21/1972 Automatic sample return.
Apollo 16 4/21/1972 Young and Duke on the moon; Mattingly in orbit.
Apollo 17 12/11/1972 Cernan and Schmitt on the moon; Evans in orbit.
Luna 21 1/15/1973 Surface rover Lunochod 2 (driven 37 kilometers).
Luna 24 8/18/1976 Automatic sample collector, drilled up to 2 meters deep; returned to Earth.
Aside from the landings above, twenty-six more probes crashed onto the moon (probes, unsuccessful missions, used moon ferries, etc.).

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At last! Everything you need to plan a worry-free vacation to the Moon Inside You'll Find:

  • All the details on how much your trip will cost, how to train, and what to expect during lift-off
  • The straight story on how to eat, how to sleep, even how to go to the bathroom on the Moon
  • A crater-by-crater guide to the most famous lunar attractions—plus tips on bringing souvenirs back to Earth
  • Comments by the astronauts, and much, much more!
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