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Clark and Carlos de Moraes of the Martin Company display three of a dozen command module configurations considered before the choice of the one to the right. De Moraes' hand rests on volumes containing about 9,000 pages that the company submitted as its Apollo study. The Martin Company produced the most elaborate study of the three. Martin not only followed all the Space Task Group guidelines, but also went far beyond in systems analysis. Focusing on versatility, flexibility, safety margins, and growth, this was the only study that detailed the progression of steps from lunar orbiting to lunar landing.
Ling, Brockway McMillan, J. Martin Schwarzschild, and Douglas R. Lord (technical assistant). 42. , NASA, "Project Apollo Feasibility Study Bidders' Briefing," 14 Sept. ; Robert C. , memo, "Debriefing of Unsuccessful Companies in Competitive R&D Procurements," 27 Oct. 1960; Robert O. Piland to Assoc. , STG, "Visit of North American representatives to discuss North American Aviation Apollo study proposal," 2 Nov. 1960; idem, "Apollo activities," 9 Nov. 1960; idem, "Boeing representatives' visit regarding Apollo proposal," 9 Nov.
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. 54 The Space Task Group, although still having difficulties with Mercury (in an attempted launch on 21 November, the first Mercury-Redstone had risen only a few centimeters off its pad), also moved to support a program that would be more than just a circumlunar flight.