Saturn V Journal

Saturn V Journal

  • Printed in U.S.A.
  • 4 7/8 X 6 7/8 inches
  • 160 lined pages
  • Elastic strap closure and pen holder, page marker
  • This item is not eligible for discounts unless explicitly mentioned in promotional offers
  • The Saturn V rocket today is best known as the rocket that took Americans to the Moon, but when it was developed, it was intended to be much more. With the ability to put 118,000 pounds of cargo in low earth orbit, the Saturn V rocket had the largest payload of any American launch system, dwarfing even the later Space Shuttle with its 24,400-pound payload. Although the enormous capability of the Saturn V was not enough to save it from retirement at the end of the Apollo program, there were plans to continue its development and service life. One such plan involved supplementing the power of the Saturn V with a nuclear-powered engine.

    While a nuclear version of the Saturn rocket never materialized, this commemorative journal featuring a decorative technical drawing of the Saturn V, can be yours now. Please be aware that the descriptive text is too small to read for most people, but it is printed legibly and can be read with a magnifying glass if you are curious.

  • The National Archives holds in trust records of the Saturn V Program Office, ranging in date from 1963 – ca. 1968. The records contain Apollo Lunar Module Milestone Documents, 1963-1964. It includes memos, correspondence, news clippings, schematics, technical drawings, presentations, handwritten notes, and reports. The records document key decisions regarding the scheduling, configuration, components, systems, payloads, capabilities, and weight of the Apollo Lunar Module (LM) during the early stages of its development.

    The records also document some public reaction and media coverage regarding the project, its development, and its funding.

    Further, Apollo/Saturn Research and Development Project Case Files, from 1963-1967. In this series, you will find documents such as the financial reports submitted by contractors and the technical reports prepared by George C. Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) employees. The series contains a significant amount of correspondence and documents exchanged between MSFC employees and the Boeing Corporation. Topics include Apollo Support Program Review, Launch Operations working groups, test results, ground support equipment, logistics, configuration management, and engineering.

    There are records of the Saturn Research and Development Project Reports, from ca. 1963-1968. Records from all development stages of the Saturn rockets, including the Saturn V. Among those documents are Saturn V S-IC Stage Test Firing Summary Data Reports from 1965 and 1966.