A classic study of the development of the Saturn launch vehicle that took Americans to the Moon in the 1960s. This Saturn rocket was developed as a means of accomplishing Pres. Kennedys 1961 commitment for the U.S. to reach the Moon before the end of the decade. This book not only tells the important story of the development of the Saturn rocket, & the people who designed & built it, but also recounts the stirring exploits of its operational life from orbital missions around Earth testing Apollo equipment to the Moon & back. Essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the development of space flight in America. B&W photos.