Anthony Young, Sunday, 3-23-14 March 24, 2014Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
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Anthony Young, Sunday, 3-23-14
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We welcomed Anthony Young to the program to discuss his book “The Saturn V F-1 Engine: Powering Apollo into History. This is an excellent book which I strongly recommend. Remember, if you buy it through the OGLF Amazon portal, Amazon makes a contribution to The Space Show. During the first segment of our two hour program, Mr. Young started out talking about the book and why he wrote it. Since our guest had also written books car engines, I asked him if there were comparisons to be made with the F-1 & the large, complex, & powerful car engines. We also talked about potential plans to rebuild and modernize the F-1 for either the SLS or as a possible engine replacement for the Air Force RD-180. Anthony did say that it would not be a rebuild of the F-1 but a complete remake of it with modern manufacturing, materials, etc. Another topic discussed was the F-1 thrust for a new engine. Marshall called to talk about fuel propellants for the F-1 and air pollution. This gave Anthony the opportunity to talk about ATK and their efforts to modernize the SRB & solid rocket propellant. Anthony suggested that we need advanced propulsion for humans to Mars to significantly reduce the transit time, not a new F-1. Michael called in & talked about SLS being needed to preserve the expertise & knowhow for making large rockets & flying them. He also spoke about some of his upcoming Space Review articles on the Code of Conduct & other subjects. He brought to our attention a YouTube video, “The Engines That Came Out Of The Cold” (www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZnYr94aa9E). Mr. Young was asked about the existence of NASA lunar programs. He mentioned several including Lunar CATALYST but suggested they were small robotic missions. He did not think there were NASA human flights planed for the Moon. Dwayne called to shed further light on NASA and lunar programs. He also spoke about the F-1 thrust for a new engine.
In the second segment, John called from Ft. Worth. He spoke about technology and performance for the engine, other programs now cancelled & the logic of having stayed the course. He brought up good points on our losing our technology capability, then Anthony addressed many of the NASA KSC infrastructure changes going on to partner with the commercial industry. Doug called to talk about some of the lunar program comments, to offer a different perspective on SLS, & public/private partnerships as well as international participation. Anthony was asked for his thoughts on where our space program might be today had the Saturn V & F-1 not been cancelled. In responding to this, he talked about how complex the F-1 was & how many parts were in it.
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