Rocket Engine, Liquid Fuel, F-1

This is the F-1 rocket engine used in the first stage of the Saturn V launch vehicle that took astronauts to the Moon in the Project Apollo program. Each F-1 produced 1.5 million pounds of thrust. The first stage of the Saturn V had five F-1's for a total lift-off thrust of 7.5 million pounds. The fully-fueled Saturn V weighed 6.1 million pounds.

The F-1 used RP-1, a type of kerosene, and liquid oxygen as the propellants. The F-1's 2,500 pound turbopump pumped in the propellants at 42,500 gallons per minute. The engine was made by Rocketdyne, a Division of North American Rockwell Corp. Rocketdyne also made the J-2 engines used in the Saturn V's second and third stages. Donated to the Smithsonian by Rocketdyne in 1975.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Rocketdyne Division, Rockwell International Corporation

Type
PROPULSION-Rocket Engines

Materials
Cooling tubes (178 tubes), Inconel X; injector, stainless steel and copper; propellant lines, aluminum; valves, aluminum and stainless steel
Dimensions
Overall: 220 15/16 in. length x 144 5/16 in. diameter (561.24 x 366.52 cm)
Approximate: 18340 lb. (8319 kg)

This is the F-1 rocket engine used in the first stage of the Saturn V launch vehicle that took astronauts to the Moon in the Project Apollo program. Each F-1 produced 1.5 million pounds of thrust. The first stage of the Saturn V had five F-1's for a total lift-off thrust of 7.5 million pounds. The fully-fueled Saturn V weighed 6.1 million pounds.

The F-1 used RP-1, a type of kerosene, and liquid oxygen as the propellants. The F-1's 2,500 pound turbopump pumped in the propellants at 42,500 gallons per minute. The engine was made by Rocketdyne, a Division of North American Rockwell Corp. Rocketdyne also made the J-2 engines used in the Saturn V's second and third stages. Donated to the Smithsonian by Rocketdyne in 1975.

Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
Rocketdyne Division, Rockwell International Corporation

Type
PROPULSION-Rocket Engines

Materials
Cooling tubes (178 tubes), Inconel X; injector, stainless steel and copper; propellant lines, aluminum; valves, aluminum and stainless steel
Dimensions
Overall: 220 15/16 in. length x 144 5/16 in. diameter (561.24 x 366.52 cm)
Approximate: 18340 lb. (8319 kg)

ID: A19750649000