Space Exploration

The Saturn V F-1 Engine

Powering Apollo into History

Authors: Young, Anthony

  • The first book devoted to the development of the Rocketdyne F-1 engine and its integration into the five-engine cluster that would power the first stage of the Saturn V launch vehicle
  • Includes many color and black and white photographs, never before published, taken during the development and testing of the F-1 engine
  • Draws on original documents and highlights interviews with some of the engineers and managers who worked on the program
  • The author includes development of the hydrogen-burning J-2 engine, thus bringing rocket engine development up to the present
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eBook $44.99
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: December 3, 2008
  • ISBN 978-0-387-09630-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Softcover $59.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-09629-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
About this book

Anthony Young writes superbly, with a similar style to David Harland and has authored nine previously published books on post-war automotive history covering engineering, styling and automotive marketing. Much of the history recorded in these books was acquired from personal interviews with the principal engineers involved with vehicle and engine design programs. Interview locations included various cities in Michigan, England and Switzerland. During this time he was a fulltime contract design engineer.

About the authors

Anthony Young's first automotive book, published in 1984, became the best-selling automotive title sold in America within three months of its publication, according to Auto Week magazine.  His first Springer-Praxis book, Lunar and Planetary Rovers: The Wheels of Apollo and the Quest for Mars will be published in the fall of 2006. He is a regular contributor to Space Times magazine and the online weekly website, The Space Review.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"The author provides good descriptions of engine components and manufacturing and the contributions that Rocketdyne, Boeing, and the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center made to the F-1. The book also covers engine testing, the first Saturn V stage, and the Apollo launches. … The book contains 32 excellently printed full-page color photographs and numerous black-and-white photos and diagrams. An important contribution to the history of technology and the history of space exploration. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All collections." (A. M. Strauss, Choice, Vol. 46 (10), June, 2009)

“Over the years there have been a few books published about the Saturn rockets, but here’s one that focuses solely on the business end of the Saturn V – the F-1 rocket engine, still the largest such engine ever developed. … The book is profusely illustrated throughout, and there’s a nice section of colour plates as well. All in all, a valuable addition to the literature of both rocket development and the Apollo programme.” (Liftoff, Issue 257, May-June, 2010)


Buy this book

eBook $44.99
price for USA (gross)
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: December 3, 2008
  • ISBN 978-0-387-09630-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover $59.95
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-09629-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Saturn V F-1 Engine
Book Subtitle
Powering Apollo into History
Authors
Series Title
Space Exploration
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Praxis
Copyright Holder
Praxis
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-09630-8
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-09629-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 304
Number of Illustrations and Tables
90 b/w illustrations, 50 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Jointly published with Praxis Publishing
Topics