The Saturn V F-1 Engine : Powering Apollo into History Paperback / softback
Part of the Springer Praxis Books series
When the mighty Rocketdyne F-1 engine was conceived in the late 1950s for the U.S.
Air Force, it had no defined mission and there was no launch vehicle it could power.
It was a bold concept to push the technological envelope of rocket propulsion in order to put massive payloads into Earth orbit.
Few realized at the time that the F-1 would one day propel American astronauts to the Moon.
In The Saturn V F-1 Engine, Anthony Young tells the amazing story of unbridled vision, bold engineering, explosive failures during testing, unrelenting persistence to find solutions, and ultimate success in launching the Saturn V with a 100 percent success rate.
The bookcontains personal interviews with many Rocketdyne and NASA personnel involved in the engine's design, development, testing and production;is lavishly illustrated with black-and-white and color photographs, many never previously publishedis the first complete history of the most powerful rocket engine ever built. The F-1 engine remains the high point in U.S. liquid rocket propulsion - it represents a period in American history when nothing was impossible.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 266 pages, 234 Illustrations, black and white; XXXII, 266 p. 234 illus.
- Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
- Publication Date: 22/09/2008
- Category: Astronautics
- ISBN: 9780387096292
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