Apollo 11

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Saturn V Instrument Unit
National Air and Space Museum curator Paul Cerruzi describes the Saturn V Instrument Unit on display at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. The instrument unit was the "brains" of the Saturn V rocket, carrying the guidance systems that kept the rocket on course and in a stable trajectory during launch. In the case of Apollo 12, it likely saved the entire mission.

Total running time: 4 minutes, 17 seconds
Produced by: VideoArt for the National Air and Space Museum
Source materials: NASA & National Air and Space Museum