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NASA SP-362: Apollo Over the Moon -- A View from Orbit (1978)


This NASA special publication, illustrated with some of the most striking lunar photographs returned by the nine Apollo manned missions to the Moon, attempts to provide a comprehensive and understandable account of the major scientific conclusions reached from that program. In addition to the photos and the discussion of their geological implications, it includes detailed descriptions of the Apollo cameras themselves, how maps were produced from the photos, and a concise list of all other lunar missions (successful and unsuccessful) through the date of publication.

Additional Information

  • NASA SP-362 is among the books available online from the NASA History Office.
  • The Contents of SP-362 include:
    • Foreword
    • 1. Introduction
    • 2. Regional Views.
    • 3. The Terrae. (parts 1 and 2)
    • 4. The Maria. (parts 1, 2 and 3)
    • 5. Craters. (parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6)
    • 6. Rimae.
    • 7. Unusual Features (parts 1 and 2)
    • Appendix
    • Glossary
    • References and Bibliography
    • Epilog
  • Danny Caes has compiled a on-line list identifying and briefly describing each figure in the book.

LPOD Articles


  • Harold Masursky, G. W. Colton, and Farouk El-Baz, eds. 1978. APOLLO OVER THE MOON : A View from Orbit. Washington, D.C.: NASA Scientific and Technical Information Office (Special Publication 362). 255 pp.