CARLOS GONZALEZ
CARLOS GONZALEZ

The start of the Space Race and NASA´s                          Apollo Program

I had the privilege and the luck of being at the right place in the right time and so, I have participated in the Space Race since the first manned Apollo was launched (ApolloVII) to the last in the mission Program (Apollo XVII).

 

After that, I have participated in every mission that went to space for 43 years, including all the manned missions (Skylab, Shuttle, Apollo-Soyuz).

 

I thought I would like to share with you the thrill of those special years.

 

The file included is already prepared for double page printing if you like to have a hard copy.

Space Race, Project Apollo
NASA APOLLO PROGRAM IMP.pdf
Documento Adobe Acrobat [5.6 MB]

Is a manned trip to Mars possible in the                               next decade?

It seems that the media and many official organizations are trying to make people think that a manned trip to Mars is going to take place in the very near future.

 

I personally think that many questions have not been answered and the supposed trip is not going to take place as soon as they say.

 

I´ve written a small essay with the unanswered questions and I would like to share them with you.

 

I´m not a pessimistic person but I am convinced that I will not see such a trip.

Manned trip to Mars
Marte WEB 2 ENG.pdf
Documento Adobe Acrobat [213.7 KB]

    Anecdotes and aisle rumors during                                   the space race

There´s little to add to the title. I´ve prepared the archive to print in double page if you want a hard copy

The beginnings (1)
The begining 1.pdf
Documento Adobe Acrobat [752.0 KB]

This is the second part. As in the first, the archive is prepared to print in double page. Hope you enjoy it.

The beginnings (2)
The begining 2.pdf
Documento Adobe Acrobat [712.4 KB]

 Skylab, the continuation of the Apollo                                      Program

What was the solution for the extra 4 Saturn V vehicles in NASA´s backyard.

Skylab Project
SKYLAB IMP Eng.pdf
Documento Adobe Acrobat [976.5 KB]

  MDSCC. Brief history of the birth and          evolution of the Madrid Deep Space                 Communications Complex

MDSCC
MDSCC IMP Eng.pdf
Documento Adobe Acrobat [1.2 MB]

              Apollo-Soyuz Test Project                                  The end of the Cold War

Apollo-Soyuz Test Project
ASTP IMP Eng.pdf
Documento Adobe Acrobat [1.2 MB]

               The Challenger disaster

The Challenger disater
Challenger Eng.pdf
Documento Adobe Acrobat [188.1 KB]

                    The Columbia disaster

The Columbia disaster
Columbia Eng.pdf
Documento Adobe Acrobat [326.6 KB]

         The beginning of the USA Space                                      Exploration.                                                      Project Explorer

Project Explorer
Explorer Eng IMP.pdf
Documento Adobe Acrobat [130.9 KB]

                 Aiming to the Moon (1)                                            Project Ranger

Project Ranger
Ranger Eng IMP.pdf
Documento Adobe Acrobat [186.1 KB]

                Aiming to the Moon (2)                                            Project Surveyor

Project Surveyor
Surveyor Eng IMP.pdf
Documento Adobe Acrobat [265.0 KB]

                  Aiming to the Moon (3)                                       Project Lunar orbiter

Project Lunar Orbiter
Lunar Orb Eng IMP.pdf
Documento Adobe Acrobat [344.4 KB]

If you think it is worth, leave a note at my Visits book and criticize any or both of the the essays. Don´t leave anything out. Your comments will help me to improve them.

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Mi música: Boogie boogie, Rock, música clásica


Películas: Ciencia ficción, comedias, thrillers, terror


Idiomas: Español, inglés y algo de francés

 

Mi lema preferido: Carpe diem - ¡Disfruta del aquí y el ahora!

 

Poner un hombre en la Luna no fue un proyecto simple. No solo hicieron falta los proyectos Mercury, Gemini y Apollo; había que determinar como era la superficie lunar y el sitio idóneo para el aterrizaje.

He subido otro escrito de los segundos pasos para lograr el resultado final tras el Proyecto Ranger y en conjunción con el Proyecto Surveyor. El Proyecto Lunar Orbiter.

Espero que os guste.

 

Como siempre, vuestras críticas servirán para mejorarlos.

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My music: Boogie boogie, Rock, clasic

 

Movies: Sci-Fi, comedy, thrillers, terror

 

Languages: Spanish, english and a bit of french

 

My moto: Carpe diem - Enjoy the here and now!

 

Going to the Moon was not just the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo. It took a few more programs to determine the best landing place and what the surface was like.

I´ve written about the initial steps to get to the final result. After Project Ranger, and in conjunction with Project Surveyor, Project Lunar Orbiter was crucial in such determination.

I hope you llike it.

 

Also, your comments will help me to create a better product. Thanks.

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