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Saturn V Rocket
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Era
Date Created
Location Country
us
Coordinates
28.521796, -80.679874
Address1
John F. Kennedy Space Center
Address2
Route 405, NASA Causeway
City
Orlando
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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 subcontractors. Many of the design features were outgrowths of the earlier development work accomplished by military service organizations and their contractors.

The largest rocket engines built at the time of the first US missions to the moon.
Image Credit
Public Domain (NASA)
Image Caption
The largest rocket engines built at the time of the first US missions to the moon.
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