Are there any statements from astronauts with Apollo and Shuttle experience about vibrations and noise in comparison?
Q: How did the launch compare to the Saturn V?
JY: "It didn't shake near as bad but there were a little more Gs
[forces of gravity] — 1.2 Gs on the Saturn V, 1.5 Gs at liftoff on the
shuttle. We only got up to 3 Gs, well, and you only got up to a little
over 2 on the Saturn V because we were putting so much payload in
The Crew Report portion of the STS-1 Mission Report contains a further comparison:
The vibrations after staging were estimated subjectively to feel like
a grinding in the background that was similar to that experienced on
the Saturn IV-B.
We learn it's very a comfortable ride on the Shuttle compared to the Saturn V, it doesn’t slam you into the back of the seat.
Meeting Ken Mattingly (This appears to be from notes taken during a Q&A session with Mattingly)
"Are there other astronauts with both Apollo and Shuttle flights?"
In addition to Young and Mattingly these flown Apollo astronauts flew in the Shuttle program:
- Vance Brand (ASTP) - flew STS-5, STS-41B, STS-35
- Fred Haise (Apollo 13) flew Enterprise drop tests - atmospheric
- Jack Lousma (Skylab 3) commanded STS-3
- Owen Garriott (Skylab 3) flew on STS-9
- Paul Weitz (Skylab 2) commanded STS-6
Apollo-era astronauts who didn't fly on Apollo but did on the Shuttle:
- Dick Truly
- Karol Bobko
- Robert Crippen
- Gordon Fullerton
- Hank Hartsfield
- Bob Overmyer
- Donald Peterson
- Joe Allen
- Anthony England
- Karl Henize
- Bill Lenoir
- Story Musgrave
- Robert Parker
- Bill Thornton
Wikipedia Astronauts by Year of Selection