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Plaque Wording , The largest rocket built at the returning him safely In a very. time of the historic first real sense it will not be one. missions to the moon the Saturn man going to the moon it will. V carried aloft the 45 ton be an entire nation ,Apollo Spacecraft on earth. orbital and lunar missions from When the decision to undertake. 1967 to 1972 It also launched a manned lunar landing effort. the 120 ton Skylab into earth was made there was no rocket. orbit on May 14 1973 in the country even approach . ing the needed capability On, Design and fabrication of the January 10 1962 the National. Saturn V were carried out by a Aeronautics and Space Adminis . Government Industry team which tration announced that it would. included the National Aero develop a new rocket much. nautics and Space Administra larger than any previously. tion the Boeing Company North attempted It would be based. American Rockwell McDonnell on the F 1 rocket engine the. Douglas Corporation Inter development of which had been. national Business Machines and underway since 1958 and on the. their sub contractors Many hydrogen fueled J 2 engine upon. of the design features were out which work had begun in 1960 . growths of the earlier develop , ment work accomplished by The Saturn V program was the. military service organizations biggest rocket effort under . and their contractors taken in this country Its, total cost was above 7 billion .
INTRODUCTION It consisted of three stages, and an instrument unit When. On April 11 1961 Major Yuri completed it was 363 feet tall . Gagarin made his historic, and weighed approximately 6 1. voyage around the world The million pounds when fully loaded . Soviet Union and the United,States became involved in a. The first step towad the moon,technical race for prominence. was the launch of a smaller , in space On May 25 1961 class Saturn vehicle in October.
President John F Kennedy 1961 By December 1961 concepts. addressed Congress His speech, for the C 2 the C 3 and NOVA. launched an historic challenge had evolved to the Saturn V . to technology Developmental work through the, 1960s culminated in the first. Now it is time to take longer launch of the Saturn V on. strides time for this nation November 9 1967 On December. to take a clearly leading role 21 1968 the first manned. in space achievement which in flight and third launch of. many ways may hold the key to, the Saturn V took place with. our future on earth I believe Borman Lovell and Anders in. that this nation should commit the Apollo 8 Two more flights. itself to achieving the goal carried men both around the. before this decade is out of, earth and around the moon to. landing a man on the moon and, SATURN V ROCKET,test the hardware for the.
attempt at a manned landing ,In July of 1969 the sixth. launch of the Saturn V carried,the Apollo XI mission of. Armstrong Collins and Aldrin,to the first manned landing on. the moon Six additional,launches succeeded in achiev . ing five more lunar landings,through December 1972 The.
last launch of the Saturn V,orbited the unmanned Skylab. 13 vehicles were launched,between November 19 1967 and. May 14 1973 Today the last,three Saturn V vehicles are on. display One is located at the,Kennedy Space Center Florida . another at the Marshall Space,Flight Center Alabama and the.
third at the Johnson Space,Center in Texas ,THE FIRST STAGE. The S IC stage provides the,first stage boost of the Saturn. V launch vehicle to an altitude,of about 200 000 feet approx . imately 38 miles and acceler ,ates the vehicle velocity to. 7 700 feet per second It is,300 000 pounds is 33 feet in.
diameter and is 138 feet long ,It is powered by five F 1 engines. generating 7 5 pounds thrust ,The booster burns 203 000 gallons. of refined kerosene and 33 000,gallons of liquid oxygen in 2 5. minutes its total burn time , THE SECOND STAGE, The S II stage provides the subsequently into its mission. second stage boost for the trajectory Diameter of the. Saturn V This stage is power IU is 21 feet and 8 inches . ed by five J 2 engines that and the height is 3 feet . generate a total thrust of a,million pounds It is 33 feet.
in diameter and weights 95 000 CONCLUSION,pounds empty and more than a. million pounds when loaded It The Marshall Space Flight Center. burns 260 000 gallons of liquid directed the work for NASA The. hydrogen and 83 000 gallons of Boeing Company Space Division. liquid oxygen during its 6 of North American Aviation Inc . minute flight At engine cut and the Douglas Aircraft Company. off the S II stage separates acted as prime contractors for. and re enters the atmosphere the Saturn V first second and. where it disintegrates third stages respectively , Engines were developed by the. Rocketdyne Division of North,THE THIRD STAGE American Michoud Assembly. Facility MSFC designed the, The S IVB is the third booster instrument unit and awarded a. stage Its single J 2 engine production contract to Inter . is designed to boost the pay national Business Machines. load into a circular orbit on Corporation ,the first burn then boost the.
payload to a proper position Three new government operations. and velocity for lunar inter were established the launch. cept with a second burn This complex in Florida operated by. stage weighs approximately the NASA Kennedy Space Center . 34 000 pounds dry The vehicle two new elements of MSFC in New. is 21 feet and 8 inches in Orleans Louisiana for the. diameter and 58 feet and 6 production of Boosters and the. inches long The typical burn Mississippi Test Facility Bay . time is 2 75 minutes for the St Louis Missouri for the. first burn and 5 2 minutes for captive firing of the stages . the second , The Saturn V was the first large, vehicle in the U S space program. THE INSTRUMENT UNIT to be conceived and developed, for a specific purpose This. The vehicle instrument unit peaceful use of technology. IU sits atop the third stage completely held the attention. This unit which weighs approx of the human race for several. imately 4 500 pounds contains years Lessons learned from. the electronic gear that controls this vehicle have launched the. engine ignition and cutoff The U S into its space age . IU contains the guidance nav ,igation and control equipment. which will guide the vehicle,through its earth orbit and. Stacking of the Saturn V launch vehicle for the Apollo 15 The S II lower. left being erected atop the S IC booster stage The S IV third stage upper. left and lower right being placed on the second stage The instrument unit . upper right being placed on to the third stage , ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS.
The Canaveral Section of The American Society of Mechanical. Engineers gratefully acknowledges the efforts of all who. cooperated on the landmark dedication of the Saturn V. Rocket A special thank you to the North Alabama Section. and the South Texas Section for their participation . The American Society of Mechanical Engineers,Dr Charles E Jones President. Earl V Fisher Vice President Region X, Joseph J Thigpen Chairman History Heritage Region X. Robert L Lott Jr Vice President Region XI,Bobby L Green Chairman History Heritage Region XI. Dr Rogers B Finch Executive Director and Secretary. The ASME National History Heritage Committee,Prof J J Ermenc Chairman. Dr R Carson Dalzell Secretary,Prof R S Hartenberg,Robert M Vogel Smithsonian Institution.
Carron Garvin Donohue ASME Staff Director of Operations. Jill Birghenthal Administrator,The ASME Canaveral Section. Ralph C Carter Chairman,William J Smith Vice Chairman. Talmer Stiles Treasurer,Walter E Neuhauser Secretary. Thomas E Bowman,Vincent Cassisi H H Chairman,Robert J Fuqua. Kenneth L Kaisler,John T Webb, ASME would like to thank NASA for their help and assistance The.
cooperation of the Kennedy Space Center the Marhsall Space Flight. Center and the Johnson Space Center helped to make this ceremony. Material for this brochure was complied and edited by Jill Birghenthal . Photos reproduced with the permission of NASA Source Saturn V Flight. SATURN V ROCKET test the hardware for the attempt at a manned landing In July of 1969 the sixth launch of the Saturn V carried the Apollo XI mission of Armstrong Collins and Aldrin to the first manned landing on the moon Six additional launches succeeded in achiev ing five more lunar landings through December 1972 The last launch of the Saturn V orbited the unmanned Skylab Workshop 13

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