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From: Geneva, Switzerland
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posted 06-13-2008 12:51 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cspg   Click Here to Email cspg     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Saturn V F-1 Engine: Powering Apollo into History
by Anthony Young
The launch of Sputnik in 1957 not only began the space age, it also showed that Soviet rockets were more powerful than American ones. Within months, the U.S. Air Force hired Rocketdyne for a feasibility study of an engine capable of delivering at least 1 million pounds of thrust.

Later, NASA ran the development of this F-1 engine in order to use it to power the first stage of the Saturn V rocket that would send Apollo missions to the Moon. It is no exaggeration to say that without the F-1 engine NASA would not have been able to achieve President Kennedy’s 1961 challenge to his nation to land a man on the Moon before the decade was out.

  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Praxis (November 25, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0387096299
  • ISBN-13: 978-0387096292


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posted 06-13-2008 11:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for paul.i.w   Click Here to Email paul.i.w     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the information on this book, one to look forward to.

Jurg Bolli

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posted 11-11-2009 09:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has anyone read this? Verdict?


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posted 11-11-2009 10:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Excellent book, very technical story told in easy to understand language. A good companion to the classic "Stages to Saturn."

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