One of the goals of the Pacific Regional Planetary Data Center (PRPDC) is to digitize and place on-line a number of its rare or unique hard-copy holding. On this page, we provide links to numerous documents from the 1960s and early 1970s which focused on landing site selection for the Apollo missions.
Discussion of Candidate Sites
1967: Flamsteed Crater; 1968: Copernicus Crater; Marius Hills; 1969: Multiple site options -- March; Multiple site options -- April; Apollo 12 - 20; Landing at Surveyor Sites; 1970: Candidate Sites; Hadley Rille - July; Hadley Rille - October; 1971: Apollo 16 and 17 options; Copernicus Crater; Crisium/Gassendi.
1965: Crew stay times; 1966: LEM Descent Strategies; 1967: Apollo Operations; Landing reserves; Lighting geometry; 1970: Launch Ability Ratings; 1971: EVA Planning.
1968: Hadley; Mare Ridge site; 1969: Marius Hills;&$160Mission Analysis; Ten site options; Tycho rim 1970: Apollo 15 - Littrow; Apollo 15-17 plans; Descartes objectives; Lade; Plans for Apollo 13; Tycho Crater.
Landing site selection
1966: Apollo site selection; 1967: Apollo site selection; Science questions; 1968: Site selections; 1969: Apollo12-20 objectives; 1971: Apollo 17.
1967: Range capabilities; 1969: Traverse mobility; 1970: Traverse mobility; 1973: Apollo 17 post-EVA.