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Few launch vehicles are as iconic and distinctive as NASAs behemoth rocket, the Saturn V, and none left such a lasting impression on those who watched it ascend. Developed with the specific brief to send humans to the Moon, it pushed rocketry to new scales. Its greatest triumph is that it achieved its goal repeatedly with an enviable record of mission success. Haynes Saturn V Manual tells the story of this magnificent and hugely powerful machine. It explains how each of the vehicles three stages worked; Boeings S-IC first stage with a power output as great as the UKs peak electricity consumption, North American Aviations S-II troubled second stage, Douglass workhorse S-IVB third stage with its instrument unit brain - as much a spacecraft as a rocket.
From the decision to build it to the operation of its engines valves and pumps, this lavishly illustrated and deeply informative book offers a deeper appreciation of the amazing Saturn V.
About the Author
David Woods turned his boyhood fascination with Apollo into a lifelong passion. He combined his deep interest with an ability to explain complex technical subjects to the layperson, and has written extensively about Apollo and the technical challenges it presented. David curates the Apollo Flight Journal for NASA, detailing the moment-by-moment reality of flying to the Moon. He is the co-author of both the Haynes Lunar Rover and Gemini Manuals.
A new addition to our growing range of space manuals, complementing: Apollo 11, Apollo 13, Space Shuttle, International Space Station, Soyuz, Lunar Rover, Mars Rovers, Gemini, Voyager 1 & 2, and Rockets
The detailed technical story of mans largest and most powerful rocket to date, available for publication ahead of, or to coincide with, the 50th anniversary of the first Saturn V launch
Featuring a wealth of imagery and technical drawings from the NASA archive
The recent re-release of both Airfix and Revell plastic model kits of the Saturn V are a pointer to continued interest in the rocket.
Series: Owners' Workshop Manual
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 3rd September 2016
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 27.18 x 21.59
Weight (kg): 0.79