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Apollo Program at Astronautix

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Collecting Lunar Samples

From Drew Granston‘s collection: a beautiful early rendering of Grumman’s LM by Craig Kavafes.

Apollo Program at Astronautix

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Image source: Drew Granston

Apollo Flight Configuration

The Saturn V configuration is shown in inches and meters as illustrated by the Boeing Company. The Saturn V vehicle consisted of three stages: the S-IC (first) stage powered by five F-1 engines, the S-II (second) stage powered by five J-2 engines, the S-IVB (third) stage powered by one J-2 engine. A top for the first three stages was designed to contain the instrument unit, the guidance system, the Apollo spacecraft, and the escape system. The Apollo spacecraft consisted of the lunar module, the service module, and the command module. The Saturn V was designed perform lunar and planetary missions and it was capable of placing 280,000 pounds into Earth orbit.

Saturn V at Astronautix

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Saturn V Apollo

Saturn V at Astronautix

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Bonestell Moonscape

Apollo Program at Astronautix

Chesley Bonestell

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Mike Acs

Dan Beaumont Space Museum

Apollo 8 Coming Home

Oil on panel by Robert McCall. The Apollo 8 spacecraft fires it’s engines to propel it out of lunar orbit and the return trip to Earth.

This is NASA, EP 22, 1971

Apollo Program at Astronautix

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Early Lander Concept

Apollo Program at Astronautix

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Mike Acs

Drew Granston