Detail of the F-1 engine.
My intent was to get the serial number from the ID plate, but the angle was
bad (the red connector is blocking the part of the ID plate on which the serial
number would appear), and I just had my "short" lens mounted. The short
duration of the tour stop prevented me from changing lenses and seeking a more
Alan Lawrie has since
identified this F-1 engine as F-6090, an engine which had been in environmental
storage at the Michoud Assembly
Facility in 1990. In September 2011, a team at Marshall disassembled this engine to
learn how it operated and to become knowledgeable about large liquid
oxygen/hydrocarbon engines so that they're prepared for future programs.