The Saturn V, developed at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center under the direction of Wernher von Braun, was the largest in a family of liquid-propellant rockets that solved the problem of getting to the moon. A total of 32 Saturns of all types were launched; not one failed.
The Saturn V was flight tested twice without a crew. The first manned Saturn V sent the Apollo 8 astronauts into orbit around the moon in December 1968. After two more missions to test the lunar landing vehicle, in July 1969 a Saturn V launched the crew of Apollo 11 to the first manned landing on the moon.
The three stage Saturn V was taller than a 36-story building and was the largest, most powerful rocket ever launched. With a cluster of five powerful engines in each of the first two stages and using high performance liquid hydrogen fuel for the upper stages, the Saturn V was one of the great feats of 20th century engineering. Inside, the rocket contained 3,000,000 parts in a labyrinth of fuel lines, pumps, gauges, circuits, and switches, each of which had to function reliably.
The Saturn V Rocket was 3D Workshop's first project in 1999. The model, built to a scale of 1/4"=1'-0", stands 7.5 feet tall and is mounted on a 2 foot by 2 foot black base. A stunning feature of this model is the lunar landing vehicle which is displayed in the third stage of the rocket.
© 2008 website design by Jared Morton