Building the Apollo Capsules : An Engineer’s Memoir of the Moonshot Program and Its Debt to Hispanic Team Members

This firsthand account of the development of the Apollo 11 mission gives a behind-the-scenes look at the 1969 moon landing mission from an engineer’s perspective. The technical problems and solutions of designing a capsule to carry three astronauts –Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Michael Collins–safely to the moon and back are covered in detail from the author’s point of view. The contributions of Latino personnel in the Apollo program are described.