By Courtney G. Brooks, James M. Grimwood, Loyd S. Swenson Jr.
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But the fact that this planning aimed at lunar circumnavigation rather than lunar landing seemed to be blocking approval of Apollo. 53 Low recognized this reluctance and on 17 October told Silverstein he was taking another tack: It has become increasingly apparent that a preliminary program for manned lunar landings should be formulated. This is necessary ... to provide a proper justification for Apollo, and to place Apollo schedules and technical plans on a firmer foundation. To this end, said Low, he and Eldon Hall, Oran W.
39 At least, Glennan interpreted it that way and told Silverstein, Director of NASA’s Office of Space Flight Programs, to encourage advanced design teams at each field center and in the aerospace industry. Plans soon came in from both of those sources. ” 32 A month earlier, J. R. , had sent Silverstein a brochure, “Manned Modular Multi-Purpose Space Vehicle,” the work, primarily, of Thomas E. Dolan. 33 In early 1960, with Mercury still unproved, chances of winning administration approval to move either of these proposals (or any others that surfaced) into the hardware development stage were small.
Had sent Silverstein a brochure, “Manned Modular Multi-Purpose Space Vehicle,” the work, primarily, of Thomas E. Dolan. 33 In early 1960, with Mercury still unproved, chances of winning administration approval to move either of these proposals (or any others that surfaced) into the hardware development stage were small. On the other hand, no one was told to stop planning a payload that might fit atop the newly approved superbooster. In fact, on 15 February 1960, Silverstein told Gilruth to “work out a presentation similar to Vought using [the] modular concept,” which simply meant designing separate pieces of the spacecraft for specific functions at different phases of a mission.
Chariots for Apollo: The NASA History of Manned Lunar Spacecraft to 1969 by Courtney G. Brooks, James M. Grimwood, Loyd S. Swenson Jr.