Saturn V Rocket
The Saturn V (spoken as "Saturn five") was an American human-rated expendable rocket used by NASA between 1966 and 1973. The three-stage liquid-fueled launch vehicle was developed to support the Apollo program for human exploration of the Moon, and was later used to launch Skylab, the first American space station.The Saturn V was launched 13 times from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida with no loss of crew or payload
. The Saturn V remains the tallest, heaviest, and most powerful rocket ever brought to operational status and still holds records for the heaviest payload launched and largest payload capacity to low Earth orbit (LEO) of 118,000 kilograms (260,000 lb).
The largest production model of the Saturn family of rockets, the Saturn V was designed under the direction of Wernher von Braun
and Arthur Rudolph at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, with Boeing, North American Aviation, Douglas Aircraft Company, and IBM as the lead contractors. Von Braun's design was based in part on his work on the Aggregate series of rockets, especially the A-10, A-11, and A-12, in Germany during World War II.To date, the Saturn V remains the only launch vehicle able to transport human beings beyond low Earth orbit
. A total of 24 astronauts were launched to the Moon, three of them twice, in the four years spanning December 1968 through December 1972. #saturnv #nasa #astronaut #apollo #rocket #capecanaveral #wernhervonbraun #spaceexploration +NASA #moon #skylab via/ wikipedia.org/wiki/Saturn_VDesign of Stephen Biesty, in the book " Incredible Cross-Sections" of Dorling Kindersley (DK) Publishers