F-1 rocket engines in Apollo to the Moon

     

F-1 rocket engines in Apollo to the Moon

Five huge F-1 rocket engines were needed to lift the 30-story-tall Saturn V Moon rocket off the launchpad. Through the use of mirrors, one full engine and a one quarter cutaway produce a view of the five-engine cluster at the base of the Saturn V first stage. The F-1 rocket engines are on display at the National Air and Space Museum in the Apollo to the Moon exhibit.

Image Number: SI 87-14654
Credit: Image by Mark Avino, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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