Stages to Saturn

Stages to Saturn

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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.During one early period of Saturn planning (about 1958a€” 1959), the S-IV was planned as the fourth stage of a vehicle known as the C-4, but the ... of entering service as a fourth stage, the S-IV became the second stage of the Saturn I. During late 1959 and early 1960, NASA began plans to name ... On 1 July 1960, the von Braun team was formally transferred to NASA and MSFC began official operations.

Title:Stages to Saturn
Author:Roger E. Bilstein
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 1999-08


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