How Apollo Flew to the Moon

  • W. David Woods

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Pages 89-109
  3. Pages 111-127
  4. Pages 129-152
  5. Pages 153-187
  6. Pages 211-240
  7. Pages 241-258
  8. Pages 283-314
  9. Pages 315-346
  10. Pages 347-379
  11. Pages 381-382
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 383-412

About this book


Out of the technological battlefield of World War II came a team of gifted German engineers and designers who developed the vengeance weapon, the V-2, which evolved into the peaceful, powerful Saturn V rocket to take men to the Moon. David Woods tells the exciting story, starting from America’s post war astronautical research facilities, that used the V-2 for the development of the robust, resilient and reliable Saturn V launcher. He describes the initial launches through manned orbital spaceflights, comprehensively detailing each step, including computer configuration, the role of ground control, trajectory planning, lunar orbiting, separation of the lander, walking and working on the Moon, retrieval of the lunar astronauts and returning to Earth in this massive technical accomplishment.


American rocketry Saturn V V-2 manned spacecraft space engineering space exploration space science spaceflight

Editors and affiliations

  • W. David Woods
    • 1
  1. 1.GlasgowUK

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