The Saturn V F-1 Engine: Powering Apollo into History / Edition 1

The Saturn V F-1 Engine: Powering Apollo into History / Edition 1

by Anthony Young
     
 

ISBN-10: 0387096299

ISBN-13: 9780387096292

Pub. Date: 11/28/2008

Publisher: Springer New York

The launch of Sputnik in 1957 not only began the space age, it also showed that Soviet rockets were more powerful than American ones. Within months, the US Air Force hired Rocketdyne for a feasibility study of an engine capable of delivering at least 1 million pounds of thrust. Later, NASA ran the development of this F-1 engine in order to use it to power the first

Overview

The launch of Sputnik in 1957 not only began the space age, it also showed that Soviet rockets were more powerful than American ones. Within months, the US Air Force hired Rocketdyne for a feasibility study of an engine capable of delivering at least 1 million pounds of thrust. Later, NASA ran the development of this F-1 engine in order to use it to power the first stage of the Saturn V rocket that would send Apollo missions to the Moon. It is no exaggeration to say that without the F-1 engine NASA would not have been able to achieve President Kennedy’s 1961 challenge to his nation to land a man on the Moon before the decade was out.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780387096292
Publisher:
Springer New York
Publication date:
11/28/2008
Series:
Springer Praxis Books / Space Exploration Series
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
799,803
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword.- Author’s Preface.- Acknowledgements.- List of Illustrations.- Origins and F-1 Engine Development.- From Nova to Saturn: Evolution of the Moon Rocket.- Manufacturing the F-1 Engine at Rocketdyne.- Boeing and the Saturn V S-IC Stage.- Testing the F-1 and S-IC Stage.- The Apollo Saturn V Launches.- The Engine that Might Been: the F-1A and its Legacy.- Appendix.- Index.

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