Stages to Saturn: a technological history of the Apollo/Saturn launch vehicles

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National Aeronautics and Space Administration, NASA History Office, 1980 - Aeronautics - 511 pages
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 Contains a study of the development of the Saturn launch vehicle for the Apollo Moon Missions.    Recounts the exploits of the Saturn vehicle's operational life from orbital missions around Earth testing Apollo equipment to the Moon and back.  Reprint of a book that was originally published in 1980.

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Review: Stages to Saturn: A Technological History of the Apollo/Saturn Launch Vehicles

User 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

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User 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

Contents

THE SATURN BUILDING BLOCKS
23
THE ENGINES
87
BUILDING THE SATURN V
155
Copyright

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Roger E. Bilstein is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Houston, Clear Lake. He is the author of Flight Patterns: Trends of Aeronautical Development in the United States, 1918-1929; Stages to Saturn: A Technological History of the Apollo/Saturn Launch Vehicles; and Flight in America: From the Wrights to the Astronauts, the last available from Johns Hopkins.

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