SP-4206 Stages to Saturn
 

Contents

 
To
 
Wernher von Braun
1912 - 1977
 
and the men and women
who built the Saturn

 

picture of a Saturn V rocket on the launch pad

 

FOREWORD.
PREFACE.
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS.
 
I. PROLOGUE.
 
1. Concepts and Origins.
 
II. THE SATURN BUILDING; BLOCKS.
 
2. Aerospace Alphabet: ABMA, ARPA, MSFC.
 
3. Missions, Modes, and Manufacturing.
 
III. FIRE, SMOKE, AND THUNDER: THE ENGINES.
 
4. Conventional Cryogenics: The H-1 and the F-1.
 
5. Unconventional Cryogenics: RL-10 and J-2.
 
IV. BUILDING THE SATURN V.
 
6. From the S-IV to the S-IVB.
 
7. The Lower Stages: S-IC and S-ll.
 
8. From Checkout to Launch: The Quintessential Computer.
 
V. COORDINATION: MEN AND MACHINES.
 
9. Managing Saturn.
 
10. The Logistics Tangle.
 
Vl. STEP BY STEP.
 
11. Qualifying the Cluster Concept.
 
12. The Giant Leap.
 
VII. EPILOGUE.
 
13. Legacies
 
 
APPENDIX A - SCHEMATIC OF SATURN V.
APPENDIX B - SATURN V PRELAUNCH - LAUNCH SEQUENCE.
APPENDIX C - SATURN FLIGHT HISTORY.
APPENDIX D - SATURN R&D FUNDING, HISTORY.
APPENDIX E - SATURN V CONTRACTORS.
APPENDIX F - LOCATION OF REMAINING, SATURN HARDWARE.
APPENDIX G - NASA ORGANIZATION DURING APOLLO-SATURN.
APPENDIX H - MSFC PERSONNEL DURING, APOLLO-SATURN.
 
NOTES.
SOURCES AND RESEARCH MATERIAL.
INDEX.
AUTHOR.
 
 
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