Apollo 11 - The Owners' Workshop Manual
Haynes celebrates 40th anniversary of Moon landing
DIY vehicle maintenance publisher par excellence Haynes has agreeably decided to mark the forthcoming 40th anniversary of the first Moon landing by releasing a commemorative Apollo 11 Owners' Workshop Manual.
Of course, the book doesn't actually invite you to wander down to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC and pop the spark plugs out of the original command module, but it does offer "an insight into the hardware from the first manned mission to land on the moon".
The blurb elaborates: "This manual looks at the evolution and design of the mighty Saturn V rocket, the Command and Service Modules, and the Lunar Module. It describes the space suits worn by the crew and their special life support and communications systems. We learn about how the Apollo 11 mission was flown - from launch procedures to 'flying' the Saturn V and the 'LEM', and from moon walking to the earth re-entry procedure."
Those of you who can remember when it was all fields rounds here will doubtless recall gathering round the telly on 20 July 1969 when Neil Armstrong first set foot on the lunar surface. History does not record whether or not he and Buzz Aldrin were packing an emergency kit of spanners, oil filters and an exploded view of the lunar module's ascent propulsion system. ®
re Dolmen-Saxel Shoe Corporation
Just FYI, it was Dolmansaxlil - contains parts of the names of all the then current shoe shop chains. Written in anger after Douglas Adams tried to buy some shoes on Oxford Street.
Mine's the one with the The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy Original Radio Scripts in the pocket
You can get haynes manual for specific cars, not just random sets of cars.
perhaps the books that you;re thinking of are the data books designed for garages so that they only need buy one book for a series of cars?
and Chiltons is Haynes, still written and published by the same haynes company.
It seems when the title field is only numbers, the reg comment form spazzes.
"the 1202 alarm was the computer advising the crew that it had lowered priority of some background tasks, or shut them down, to allow for the speed in which the data from radar was coming in... this ws because the operator had forgot to shut down some stuff manualy..."
Actually, it was the rendezvous radar that was left on, and on purpose by Buzz Aldrin, in case they needed to abort the landing and find the command module again. The computer couldn't handle the rendezvous radar and the landing radar both feeding it information, a bug you might say...