A sign near Johnson Space Center's Saturn V. It reads
Mechanical Engineering Landmark
Saturn V Rocket
1967 - 1973
The largest rocket built at the time of the historic first missions to the
moon, the Saturn V carried aloft the 45-ton Apollo spacecraft on Earth orbital
and lunar missions from 1967 to 1972. It also launched the 120-ton Skylab into
Earth orbit on May 14, 1973.
Design and fabrication of the Saturn V were carried out by a
government/industry team which included the National Aeronautics and Space
Administration, the Boeing Company, North American Rockwell, McDonnell Douglas
Corporation, International Business Machines, and their sub-contractors. Many
of the design features were outgrowths of the earlier development work
accomplished by military service organizations and their contractors.
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers - 1980