Stages to Saturn: A Technological History of the Apollo/Saturn Launch Vehicle (Google eBook)
DIANE Publishing, 1999 - 511 pages
A classic study of the development of the Saturn launch vehicle that took Americans to the Moon in the 1960s. This Saturn rocket was developed as a means of accomplishing President Kennedy1s 1961 commitment for the U.S. to reach the Moon before the end of the decade. This book not only tells the important story of the development of the Saturn rocket, and the people who designed and built it, but also recounts the stirring exploits of its operational life from orbital missions around Earth testing Apollo equipment to the Moon and back. Essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the development of space flight in America. Black and white photos.
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Review: Stages to Saturn: A Technological History of the Apollo/Saturn Launch VehiclesUser Review - Rod Pyle - Goodreads
Bilstein has created a tome worthy of every space enthusiast's reference shelf. Note that I say "reference." This is not a casual summer read, it's a dense, complete telling of the development of the ... Read full review
Review: Stages to Saturn: A Technological History of the Apollo/Saturn Launch VehiclesUser Review - Warren Long - Goodreads
Gives a good view of how the boosters were developed. Things blew up, causes determined, fixed, repeat. Should also read Chariots For Apollo, the companion book and building the capsules. Read full review