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[DVD] The Mighty Saturns
Fox Home Entertainme April 13, 2004 USD44.98
Standing 365 feet tall and generating a liftoff thrust of over seven and a half million pounds - the Saturn V launch vehicle remains the most powerful successful rocket ever flown. Built by hundreds of thousands of workers from all over the country, the Saturn V was born of the dream of a man on the moon. In just a few short years the Saturn V was conceived, designed, tested, constructed and launched on 13 successful missions, placing 12 human beings on the lunar surface. This three-DVD set features incredible footage of the story of the Saturn V. From rare footage of overcoming technological challenges in materials and techniques - to stunning digital transfers of original 35mm pad camera footage - you'll come to know the Saturn V as you've never known it before. Material on this disc has been collected from the National Archives, Johnson Space Center in Houston, and the lead center for the Saturn launch vehicles, Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Disc one contains an original program detailing the development of the Saturn V. With rare footage of the development of the engines and stages, you'll see the challenges faced and overcome by the Saturn team - and understand the scope of the task. Disc two contains footage from all 13 Saturn V launches, including reels presented "as it happened," just as it was shot in the camera. Disc three presents footage from pad cameras, transferred digitally from the original film - an outstanding collection of material showing the power of the moon rocket.
Saturn V: The Complete Manufacturing And Test Records Plus Supplemental Material
Collector's Guide Publishing Inc 2005/7/1 USD18.45
This includes the 45 flight stages built and all of the various test stages. Most of the stages ended up being launched. Some are in museums, some were destroyed on the ground and some are so obscure they are detailed for the first time in this book.
Saturn 1/1B: The Complete Manufacturing and Test Records
Collector's Guide Publishing Inc 2008/10 USD26.95
A complete history of the life of each Saturn I/IB rocket stage, which played a central role in the Apollo Project, this book reviews the manufacturing process, reveals how the rockets were tested, and identifies the problems associated with them. Rarely published photographs of how the rockets were built and tested are included with statistical data?such as details of the engines attached to each stage and the transportation records of each stage as well as information on the many manufacturing and test facilities used and the current status of each one.
America's Apollo Moon Rocket : Saturn V Countdown
Progressive Management August 24, 2000 USD19.77
Progressive Management; 1 edition (August 24, 2000) USD19.77
This WSN Special Report reproduces the official NASA Kennedy Space Center Apollo / Saturn V Space Vehicle Countdown for the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission, dated July 3, 1969. It is excerpted from our special report, "Apollo and America's Moon Landing Program: Apollo 11 Countdown and Flight Plan" (ISBN 1-893472-09-4), which also includes the Apollo 11 flight plan. (If you already have that report, don't buy this one!) It is the perfect companion to our definitive reference, "SATURN V - AMERICA'S APOLLO MOON ROCKET" (ISBN 1-893472-02-7). Both are available here at Amazon. Countdown Document Contents: Description, Hazardous Area Control, Intercommunications, Operating Stations, OTV Camera Locations, List of Abbreviations, Hold Points, Precount Procedures, Final Operational Procedures, Pre-cryogenic Loading Checklists, Contingency Crew Pad Access and Evacuation Procedures, Typical Flight Event Sequence for 72 degree mission, map of blast danger area at Saturn V launch pad, bar event charts of Spacecraft Launch Closeout Plan, Radio Frequency Matrix, Saturn V Propellant Loading, Saturn V Space Vehicle Countdown. Please keep in mind that since this is an exact reproduction of an original historic NASA document, it contains minor flaws and pages with small text. The countdown document text was printed using a low-resolution computer impact printer of the kind popular in the late 1960s, which results in poorly-formed characters. (It may not be pretty, but it is authentic!) Anyone interested in the Saturn V will enjoy this unique document!
Haynes Nasa Mission AS-506 Apollo 11 Owners' Workshop Manual: 1969 (Including Saturn V, CM-107, SM-107, LM-5)
Haynes Publishing 2009/12/01 USD32.95
On July 20, 1969, US astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first man to walk on the moon. The Apollo 11 mission that carried him and his two fellow astronauts on their epic journey marked the successful culmination of a quest that, ironically, had begun in Nazi Germany thirty years before. This is the story of the Apollo 11 mission and the ‘space hardware’ that made it all possible. Author Chris Riley looks at the evolution and design of the mighty Saturn V rocket, the Command and Service Modules, and the Lunar Module.
[DVD] From the Earth to the Moon - The Signature Edition
Warner Home Video September 20, 2005 USD70.98
Originally broadcast in April and May of 1998, the epic miniseries From the Earth to the Moon was HBO's most expensive production to date, with a budget of $68 million. Hosted by executive producer Tom Hanks, the miniseries tackles the daunting challenge of chronicling the entire history of NASA's Apollo space program from 1961 to 1972. For the most part, it's a rousing success. Some passages are flatly chronological, awkwardly wedging an abundance of factual detail into a routine dramatic structure. But each episode is devoted to a crucial aspect of the Apollo program. The cumulative effect is a deep and thorough appreciation of NASA's monumental achievement. With the help of a superlative cast, consistent writing, and a stable of talented directors, Hanks has shared his infectious enthusiasm for space exploration and the inspiring power of conquering the final frontier. NASA's complete participation in the production lends to its total authenticity, right down to the use of NASA equipment, launch locations, and even spacecraft. The re-creation of the lunar landscape is almost as impressive as the real thing and is further enhanced by the use of helium balloons to lighten the actors playing moon-walking astronauts. (These and other backstage details are revealed in the "making of" featurette, along with a wealth of supplemental materials, on a bonus disc in the miniseries' DVD package.) With a fictional, Walter Cronkite-like TV reporter (Lane Smith) serving as the dramatic link for all 12 episodes, this ambitious production may not be a great work of art. But as a generous and definitive example of nonfiction drama, it's full of the same kind of awe, inspiration, and humanity that led to "one giant leap" in the all-too-short history of 20th-century space exploration.
[Blu-ray] Apollo 13 - 15th Anniversary Edition (Blu-ray + DVD + Digital Copy)
Universal Studios June 28, 2011 USD14.98
Nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Apollo 13 blasts off onto Blu-ray Hi-Def with exclusive bonus features. Produced by Academy Award winner Brian Grazer and directed by Oscar winner Ron Howard, Apollo 13 stars two-time Academy Award winner Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise and Ed Harris in the inspiring and riveting story of the real-life space flight that gripped a nation and changed the world.
A Man on the Moon
Penguin (Non-Classics) April 1, 1998 USD10.85
A decade in the making, this book is based on hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews with each of the twenty-four moon voyagers, as well as those who contributed their brain power, training and teamwork on Earth. In his preface Chaikin writes, "We touched the face of another world and became a people without limits." What follows are thrilling accounts of such remarkable experiences as the rush of a liftoff, the heart-stopping touchdown on the moon, the final hurdle of re-entry, competition for a seat on a moon flight, the tragic spacecraft fire, and the search for clues to the origin of the solar system on the slopes of lunar mountains. "I've been there. Chaikin took me back."--Gene Cernan, Apollo 17 astronaut--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Apollo 13: Anniversary Edition
Houghton Mifflin April 11, 2000 USD16.38
On April 13, 1970, three American astronauts were on their way to the moon when a mysterious explosion rocked their ship, forcing them to abandon the main ship and spend four days in the tiny lunar module which was intended to support two men for two days. A harrowing story of danger, courage and brilliant off-the-cuff engineering solutions which resulted in a dramatic rescue.