Saturn (Apogee Books Space Series)
|Rating||:||4.67 (648 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||328 Pages|
R. taran said A little too advanced for me.. I like facts and figures in reference books but this book overloads the reader (me). So much technical info that only a rocket scientist would really understand. If you want to know about ever feature of the saturn V, this is the book for you.. The Best Saturn V Reference To Date Alan Lawrie and Robert Godwin are to be commended for assembling this fine volume on the Saturn V. The Apogee series is the best set of books on space ever assembled, and this volume documents an often overlooked part of the Apollo program, the booster development and history of the Saturn V. Although the earlier Saturns are mentioned in passing, this is essential. "Everything you always wanted to know about the Saturn V program but didn't know who to ask" according to Dr. Geoffrey Statham. This book appears at a very timely moment: after more than thirty years there's finally a new commitment to go back to the Moon, and to go beyond. Lot's has been lost - or at least misplaced - in those thirty years. What did it take to transform the Saturn V from design into reality? How was it done? What had to be built? What had to be tested? When, where and how
About the AuthorAlan Lawrie is a satellite propulsion engineer who manages the procurement of propulsion engines, tanks, and valves for satellite systems around the world. He has written articles on Saturn V for Spaceflight magazine.
The lives of the first 45 rocket stages built for the Saturn project are charted, including unprecedented information on the dates, times, and performance parameters for each stage, the facilities used in production, rare documentation of the stages that malfunctioned and the engines that exploded along the way. The complete story of the Saturn V Rocket is presented in this detailed history of each stage of the construction and testing process. From the drawing boards of Boeing, North American Aviation, and the Douglas company, through shipping mate
He has written articles on Saturn V for Spaceflight magazine.. Alan Lawrie is a satellite propulsion engineer who manages the procurement of propulsion engines, tanks, and valves for satellite systems around the world