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The Saturn V F-1 Engine - (Springer-Praxis Books in Space Exploration) by Anthony Young (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 266

Genre: Technology

Sub-Genre: History

Series Title: Springer-Praxis Books in Space Exploration

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Praxis Publications Inc

Author: Anthony Young

Language: English

Street Date: November 1, 2008
TCIN: 77780774
UPC: 9780387096292
Item Number (DPCI): 247-08-5298


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 book

  • contains 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 published
  • is 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.

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