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  • uprsatIBquafilrepandrelmatfilsciforsatquafilrepno09_071007100203.pdf

    Film script reporting on the construction of the Saturn 1
  • welcrymatforaerapp_121407125356.pdf

    Cryogenic propellant rocket engine hardware and the related test facilities will be described. Methods used for selection of alloys for liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen service will be discussed. Unique equipment and welding procedures are reviewed with emphasis on welding problems and their solutions to assure reliable hardware and facilities. Examples of specific welding procedures and methods of quality assurance will be given for joining application ranging in size from .001" to 11" thick sections.
  • spc_stnv_000141.pdf

    This bibliography appears to be an excerpt of a larger publication. The scan is very poor.
  • spc_stnv_000068.pdf
  • Spaceandtheworkingwoman_061908150158.pdf

    Memorandum prepared for the honoring Amelia Earhart by the Zonta Club, Birmingham, Alabama.
  • spc_stnv_000134.pdf

    The abstract notes, "This paper describes the Automatic Saturn V Page Test System. The system is used to evaluate microminiature Unit Logic Device (ULD) circuits. A page is an assembly consisting of a magnesium- lithium frame, an input-output connector, test points, and multilateral printed circuit boards that interconnect the IUDs into logic circuits. The test system automatically performs tests for shorted voltages and shorted diodes, static logic function, and pulse function."
  • rolenasamsfcmanufeng_071207105624.pdf

    For presentation at the Aerospace Industries Association of America (AIA) Manufacturing Engineering Committee Meeting. Discusses the role the NASA Engineering Laboratory has had on NASA projects in the form of vehicles and smaller projects.
  • spc_stnv_000072.pdf

    Prepared by the Lunar Surface Operations Office, Mission Operations Branch, Flight Crew Support Division.
  • relipreddesideci_062107154123.pdf

    This is a speech given to fellow purchasing agent regarding purchasing and contracting.
  • Fligsoftdevelabo_082013164007.pdf

    A man-in-the-loop computer facility has been created using a digital computer, display terminal,and space vehicle flight computer to enable programmers to check out flight programs in a simulated space flight environment. The simulation requires a real time multi-programmed environment, which is supplied by a control system capable of scheduling programs on 32 levels of priority interrupt as well as answering demands for service at the display terminal. A special interface device permits visibility and control of the flight program as it executes in the flight computer. On-line inputs from the programmer at the display terminal and outputs from data collection and reduction routines to the display screen are executed in real time. The Flight Software Development Laboratory has proved to be very useful in reducing program preparation time and increasing flight program confidence.
  • satuandthefutu_040907111406.pdf

    Presentation with its main focus on the competitive and humanitarian goals of the Saturn project.
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  • welforaerappapandis_060707142709.pdf

    Original is a photocopy; W. A. Wilson, Chairman; Russell Meredith, North American Aviation; Robert Hackman, Linde Company; Frank Wallace, Pratt-Whitney Aircraft; P.G. Parks, NASA, MSFC; G. O. Hoglund, Aluminum Company of America.
  • fultheaerengresforprorel_051308141557.pdf

    The management techniques described in the paper support the Saturn S-IVB Program which is being conducted for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Marshall Space Flight Center.
  • spc_stnv_000110.pdf

    This paper, presented at the fifth annual Reliability and Maintainability Conference in New York City, contains a "prime contractor's reliability program for components/parts for the Douglas S-IVB stage project." These parts include special flight critical items and their complementary reliability engineering program plan is outlined in this paper.
  • Saturnbaseheatingreview_022608110235.pdf

    The Saturn I booster which is powered by a cluster of eight rocket engines has been successfully flown on four successive flights. The early success of this large launch vehicle is a strong indication of the soundness of its base heating program. This paper summarizes the thinking that went into the design of our base configuration. Flight test results indicate that pressures, temperatures and heating rates were generally as expected. New techniques have been investigated for generating design data. It has been found experimentally that pressure and thermal fields establish themselves in one to three milliseconds and that data from the "short duration" technique compare favorably with "long duration" type tests. As a result, the new "short duration" technique has become the standard for generating design data for the Saturn vehicle.
  • Devesepaconnsatu_082007102245.pdf

    The purpose of this paper is to present information, in the area of separable connectors as they pertain to the Saturn S-IV Program.
  • corrprobasso.pdf.pdf

    Corrosion problems associated with space vehicles, in general, are discussed as contrasted to those problems experienced with structures in an earth atmosphere. Primary emphasis is placed on structural alloys in this discussion, although some corrosion failures experienced in various mechanical components are described. General corrosion prevention measures are indicated, and solutions to specific corrosion failures described. Major failures experienced have been attributed to stress corrosion cracking, rather than general or galvanic type corrosion. Most such failures have occurred with only five different materials: three aluminum alloys - 7075-T6, 7079-T6, and 2024-T6; and two precipitation hardening stainless steels - 17-7PH and AM 355. Corrective actions were different in each case, but involved either a complete change to another material, a change to a different temper of the same alloy, or a modification of the heat treatment and/or general processing techniques. General conclusions are that the types of failures described could be avoided by: a more suitable selection of alloys in the initial design, a realistic review of the environments that could be encountered in the service lifetime of the component, lowering stresses, improving process controls, and effecting better familiarization of design personnel with the with the overall stress corrosion problem in an effort to reduce human error.; Preprint 18e.; Materials for re-entry and spacecraft systems - spacecraft materials.; Materials Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 31 - April 4, 1968.
  • Saturns2fac_012308130900.pdf

    Organizational chart for the Saturn II facilities.
  • masspaceeff_081707101855.pdf

    Presentation reviewing the complex engineering undertaken at NASA and the mathmatical problems that need to be solved regarding the space program.
  • SatuSIIstag.pdf

    This documents outlines the S & ID plan to fulfill the requirements of Contracts NAS7-80 and NAS7-200 for the design, development and manufacture of the Saturn S-II stage.; APPROVED by R E. Greer, Vice President and S-II Program Manager.; This reissue supersedes all previous issues of this report.; FOREWORD: The S-II stage is 81.5 feet in length and 33 feet in diameter, with a usable propellant capacity of 970,000 pounds, The S-II propellants are fully cryogenic-liquid oxygen at -279 F and liquid hydrogen at -423 F. Its five-engine cluster provides one million pounds of thrust. The stage is a cylindrical structure of relatively light weight with a shell designed to resist all loads without the use of stiffening members. Its skin is of welded aluminum panels, as are the elliptical bulkheads of the fuel and oxidizer tanks. Unique to its design is the common bulkhead that separates the -423 F liquid hydrogen from the -247 F liquid oxygen. The common bulkhead - a sandwich of two 33-foot diameter aluminum domes separated by an insulating filler of honeycomb - eliminates the weight penalty that would be imposed by the second bulkhead in more conventional design. This document describes the S & ID program plan for development of the S-II stage and associated a support equipment.
  • Letttoproflogsfrom92667_121008165048.pdf

    Letter to Professor Logsdon from E. C. Welcsh denying Logsdon's request to quote Wernher von Braun and President Kennedy from their memorandums.
  • Letttodrvonbrau62461_120808163906.pdf

    Letter to Wernher von Braun from E.C. Welsch thanking Braun for his letter on June 20th regarding his thoughts on communication and meteorological satilites.
  • Letttoproflogsfrom92667a_121108093206.pdf

    Correspondance between Professor Logsdon and Welsh regarding Logsdon quoting Wernher von Braun's memorandum.
  • Respanynews_121907141751.pdf

    Letter to answer any incoming questions from the media regarding the MSFC-II stage and any briefed on Seal Beach.
  • satIBVinsuni_071707142445.pdf

    This brochure provides some basic, general information about the lnstrument Unit, a very important part of the Saturn IB and Saturn V launch vehicles. These launch vehicles are being developed primarily for the Apollo program for manned lunar exploration but will also be used for future space missions.
  • coninqreg S-II-T_021308134816.pdf

    Archive copy is a photocopy.; Includes memorandum and information from George E. Mueller, Associate Administrator for Manned Space Flight. Letter contains handwritten editing and notes.
  • spc_stnv_000060.pdf

    This address was given by James E. Webb, Administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, at the Inventors' Congress and Space Symposium, Little Rock, Arkansas.
  • Letttodrjerob_120108120226.pdf

    Letter to Jerome B. Wiesner from Jones B. Webb regarding requested documents as well as how they, as scientists, interact with the scientific community.
  • Memofordremme_120208111721.pdf

    Memorandum regarding a potential meeting between James E. Webb and Professor Lagadon.
  • scieandtechkeystoeconprog_031907084030.pdf

    A book written with the key focus being how technology and science and its progress can aid in the growth of the economy.
  • projmgrrpt_081707162030.pdf

    Report detailing the costs of materials and contracts.
  • devstaforarcguiwelobssysandarevofproconpar_071107140253.pdf

    Letter to David L. Christiensen from W. A. Wall, enclosing requested documents.
  • Deciprocforminicost_082007100247.pdf

    Paper from the 1965 Cryogenic Engineering Conference at Rice University, Houston, Texas, paper K-4. The abstract states, "This paper covers the cryogenic propellant and gaseous application to the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center Saturn Programs. Emphasis is placed on the overall application and the resultant logistic considerations. The planning of facilities, storage, and transportation required to ensure an adequate supply of cryogenic fluids when needed is traced from the engine and stage requirements. The entire cycle of technical requirements, estimating the quantities required from production and management of the program is developed, spacecraft application and other trends that affect cryogenic production are reviewed."
  • Grourwuitosup_041309110136.pdf.pdf

    With the advent of the first large space vehicle, the SATURN, the ground support equipment and launch facility designer is faced with the necessity of conceiving and building an unprecedented launch system concurrent with the vehicle development. The paper intends to present a comprehensive picture of the problems involved and how they are solved. It follows the SATURN through the various modes of operation such as transportation over land and water, checkout, handling and erection, propellant loading, and describes the facilities at the launch site.
  • Stabanalofapol_101310150040.pdf

    The propulsion and the structure of a space vehicle form a feedback loop through inertial coupling referred to as the pogo phenomenon and experienced with the Thor , Titan, and Apollo-Saturn V space vehicles.
  • Letttomrdavil_100510112504.pdf

    Letter to David L. Christensen from Ralph I. Villers responding to a request from Christiansen. Enclosed is the material requested.
  • Goddpatenote_120808163704.pdf

    Archive copy is a poor photocopy.; Handwritten in ink is: Ref: Goddard Patents (See D. Akens for final draft of letter).
  • Commonsa-5_120808164545.pdf

    A notation in the upper lefthand corner states "For the record: These are Dr. von Braun's comments to present to President Kennedy during his visit at Cape Canaveral, Fla., Nov. 16, 1963." A handwritten note is in the upper right corner. It appears that some of the pages to this document are missing.
  • Johnfkennmemo_120908091724.pdf

    Memorandum from Wernher von Braun regarding a request made for NASA's cooperation to obtain resources from the Kennedy Memorial Library.
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