Book & DVD. In this companion volume to Saturn V -- the complete manufacturing and test records, the complete life history of each Saturn I/IB rocket stage is detailed. Saturn I and IB rockets paved the way for the Saturn V moon rocket that allowed ...
US astronauts to land on the moon. This book details the manufacturing processes, reveals how the rockets were tested, and identifies the problems encountered and how they were overcome. Details of the industrial and government facilities are presented as well as the aircraft and ships used to transport the stages. Rare and never-before-seen photographs of how the rockets were built and tested are included as well as statistical data such as details of the engines attached to each stage, the test firing records and the transportation records of each stage. Unique lessons can be learned from the manufacturing and testing of the Saturn rockets that will help in the forthcoming plans to return to the moon. Bonus DVD includes: Saturn Quarterly Reports # 5 - 10 - September 1960 to December 1961 (Original Film Footage of Saturn 1/1B Manufacturing Process); Saturn 1/1B Technical Schematics.
Number of pages: 192
Date of publication: 01/11/2008
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