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

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A classic study of the development of the Saturn launch vehicle that took Americans to the moon in the 1960s and 1970s, Stages to Saturn is one of the finest official histories ever produced. The Saturn rocket was developed as a means of accomplishing President John F. Kennedy's goal for the United States to reach the moon before the end of the decade. Without the Saturn V rocket, with its capability of sending as payload the Apollo Command and Lunar Modules?along with support equipment and three astronauts?more than a quarter of a million miles from earth, Kennedy's goal would have been unrealizable. Stages to Saturn not only tells the important story of the research and development of the Saturn rockets and the people who designed them but also recounts the stirring exploits of their operations, from orbital missions around earth testing Apollo equipment to their journeys to the moon and back.

Essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the development of space flight in America and the course of modern technology, this reprint edition includes a new preface by the author providing a 21st-century perspective on the historic importance of the Saturn project.

Review:

"A classic study of the moon rocket that launched the Apollo astronauts on their voyages of discovery." Roger Launius, chief historian, National Air and Space Museum

Review:

"This volume is just one of the many excellent histories produced by government and contract historians for the NASA History Office. . . . Roger Bilstein gracefully wends his way through a maze of technical documentation to reveal the important themes of this story. Rarely has such a nuts-and-bolts tale been so gracefully told." Air University Review

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"Easily the best book of the NASA History Series. . . . Starting with the earliest rockets, Bilstein traces the development of the family of massive Saturn launch vehicles that carried the Apollo astronauts to the moon and boosted Skylab into orbit." Technology and Culture

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 457-500) and index.

Synopsis:

New information from the author adds a 21st century perspective to one of the finest official histories ever written.

About the Author

Roger E. Bilstein is professor emeritus of history at the University of Houston, Clear Lake. Regarded as one of the nation?s premier aerospace historians, he is the author of six books, including Flight in America: From the Wrights to the Astronauts and Testing Aircraft and Exploring Space: An Illustrated History of NACA and NASA.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813026916
Author:
Bilstein, Roger E
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Author:
Bilstein, Roger E.
Author:
Bilstein, Roger
Location:
Gainesville
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Aeronautics & Astronautics
Subject:
Saturn launch vehicles.
Subject:
Project Apollo (U.S.) -- History.
Subject:
Saturn Project (U.S.) - History
Subject:
Engineering -- History.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
FO 222
Publication Date:
20030931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
138 bandw photos, 40 tables, 8 appendixe
Pages:
544
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 1.6 lb

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Product details 544 pages University Press of Florida - English 9780813026916 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A classic study of the moon rocket that launched the Apollo astronauts on their voyages of discovery."
"Review" by , "This volume is just one of the many excellent histories produced by government and contract historians for the NASA History Office. . . . Roger Bilstein gracefully wends his way through a maze of technical documentation to reveal the important themes of this story. Rarely has such a nuts-and-bolts tale been so gracefully told."
"Review" by , "Easily the best book of the NASA History Series. . . . Starting with the earliest rockets, Bilstein traces the development of the family of massive Saturn launch vehicles that carried the Apollo astronauts to the moon and boosted Skylab into orbit."
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 457-500) and index.
"Synopsis" by , New information from the author adds a 21st century perspective to one of the finest official histories ever written.
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