"There are 24 pages of color photos, many provided by Thomarios and not seen elsewhere, from the restoration, which are worth seeing... The Final Journey
would be a nice read for the young burgeoning space fan."
- Heather Goss, The Daily Planet blog, Air & Space Smithsonian
"The description of the rocket's restoration, illustrated with a large number of color photos, is fascinating. It's clear that NASA learned from that challenge of restoring the Saturn V..."- Jeff Foust, Publisher & Editor, The Space Review
"The authors do a great job of keeping the book nontechnical so that the causal reader who has no science background can easily understand and enjoy it while keeping it interesting enough for the more experienced reader who specializes in the history of space flight."
- Universe Today
"Reading The Final Journey of the Saturn V
, it's difficult to avoid the conclusion that those days are now and forever over. Our authors convey that Neil Armstrong "represented in many ways the entire American programme to land a man on the moon. Not only did Armstrong have a fervent zeal for aviation," they tell us, "he had a quiet drive and stoic decisiveness. The descriptive line in his yearbook summed it up well. "He thinks, he acts, 'tis done."
- The National
"Thomas and Thomarios have teamed to write a delightful book that spotlights the restoration of a Saturn V as part of a total "mission experience" destination at Kennedy Space Center. The book focuses on Thomarios and his company that took on the task of restoring a leftover and corroding Saturn V booster that's now on display for the Smithsonian Institution at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida. The KSC Apollo/Saturn V Center is a tribute to the Apollo astronauts and the machines that got them there - and brought them home safely."- The Space Coalition
From the Author
From the Foreword by Captain Gene Cernan, Commander Apollo XVII, and the Last Man on the Moon:
"This book is ultimately a celebration of the Saturn V and the indomitable strength of the human spirit. It details in simple language the rocket's creation, birth, life, death, and resurrection, so that future generations will never forget what was accomplished in the 1960s and 70s, when the courage, determination, intelligence, dedication, and slide rules of nearly 400,000 Americans were harnessed towards a single ambition: the greatest journey ever undertaken by humankind."