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Saturn V (Rocket Park) Gallery


Detail of one of the plaques which stood at the aft end of the Saturn V. It reads

National Historic
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

ASME has additional information about this landmark on their Website (note that the photo appears to be of the Saturn V at KSC, but if you click the "download brochure" icon near the lower right, it corresponds to the Huntsville Saturn V).

Saturn V (Rocket Park) at U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Time picture taken Sat Jul 27 09:40:38 2002
Location picture taken Rocket Park
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Huntsville, AL
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