Stages to Saturn: A Technological History of the Apollo/Saturn Launch Vehicles (NASA SP)

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9780160489099: Stages to Saturn: A Technological History of the Apollo/Saturn Launch Vehicles (NASA SP)

 Contains a study of the development of the Saturn launch vehicle for the Apollo Moon Missions.    Recounts the exploits of the Saturn vehicle's operational life from orbital missions around Earth testing Apollo equipment to the Moon and back.  Reprint of a book that was originally published in 1980.

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Roger E. Bilstein is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Houston, Clear Lake. He is the author of Flight Patterns: Trends of Aeronautical Development in the United States, 1918-1929; Stages to Saturn: A Technological History of the Apollo/Saturn Launch Vehicles; and Flight in America: From the Wrights to the Astronauts, the last available from Johns Hopkins.

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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."

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