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Beau08
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posted 08-07-2012 12:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Beau08   Click Here to Email Beau08     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I am finishing up the book "On The Shoulders of Titans" that chronicles the development of the Gemini program and is excellent in its detail. Does anyone have a recommended book that describes similarly the development of the the Saturns and Apollo?

GACspaceguy
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posted 08-07-2012 05:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for GACspaceguy   Click Here to Email GACspaceguy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Try "Stages to Saturn" NASA SP-4206

garymilgrom
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posted 08-07-2012 07:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I agree with Fred that "Stages to Saturn" is a great book on the development of those launch vehicles. I forget how much of that book is devoted to the Apollo CSM, but good books on that topic are the classic Apollo by Charles Murray and Catherine Cox (now subtitled "The Race to the Moon") and "How Apollo Flew to the Moon" by David Woods (who posts in these forums).

After that you'll want (I mean need) "Moon Lander" by Tom Kelly. And don't forget "Moonport," the story of the civil engineering behind the facilities used to launch these missions. Happy reading!

katabatic
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posted 08-07-2012 07:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for katabatic   Click Here to Email katabatic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Also:
  • Chariots for Apollo, NASA SP-4205
  • Where No Man Has Gone Before, NASA SP-4214

Max Q
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posted 08-07-2012 10:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Max Q   Click Here to Email Max Q     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Chariots for Apollo is one of the best books I have read really showed the process of designing the LM by painting a vivid image in my mind. I have never found a book for the CSM that was as good I will give Stages of Saturn a read me thinks.

Beau08
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posted 08-09-2012 07:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Beau08   Click Here to Email Beau08     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the suggestions. I will try several of these.

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