For those of us under 50 yrs of age, this dvd set will be a curiosity, a by gone era where man was still thinking about beating the Soviet Union to the moon.
The early development of the NASA space programme saw the design and construction of the pre Saturn V rockets, in the early 1960s, where the Saturn 1B was a development rocket that led to the Saturn V.
Like the other three disc set titled "the Mighty Saturns- Saturn V" this dvd collection will please those of us who can remember the days back in the 1960s when the Kennedy Space Centre launched and tested these most powerful of human creations.
Remember the five F1 Rocketdyne jet engines of the first stage of the Later Saturn V rocket, produced 7.6million lbs of thrust,when the total thrust of the new Airbus transatlantic airliner only produces 760,000lbs combined.
That first stage of the rocket consumed nearly 16tons of fuel every second,and the main fuel tank held 784,000 gallons of fuel, whilst the other liquid oxygen tank held over a million litres of fuel, all to lift the rocket off the launch pad for its first two minutes of flight.
Obviously all this NASA film archive is well over 40yrs old, so most of the picture quality is not superb, and to a younger audience may appear very repetative and boring, but for reference material of a period of American history that will never be repeated, its superb.