Country of Origin: United States of America
Overall: 220 15/16 in. long x 144 5/16 in. diameter (561.24 cm long x 366.52 cm diameter)
Approximate (Empty): 18340 lb. (8319kg)
Cooling tubes (178 tubes), Inconel X; injector, stainless steel and copper; propellant lines, aluminum; valves, aluminum and stainless steel
The F-1, one of the most powerful rocket engines ever built, was used in the first stage of the Saturn V launch vehicle that took astronauts to the Moon in the Project Apollo program. The first stage of the Saturn V was fitted with five F-1's, which provided 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 engine shown here was transferred to the NASM in 1976 by its manufacturer, Rocketdyne.
Gift of Rocketdyne Division, Rockwell International Corporation