Convair Lunar Lander

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Kraft Ehricke at Astronautix

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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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Convair’s Helios

Krafft Ehricke at Astronautix

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Bonestell Moonscape

Apollo Program at Astronautix

Chesley Bonestell

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Mike Acs

Dan Beaumont Space Museum

Early Lander Concept

Apollo Program at Astronautix

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Mike Acs

Drew Granston

By Jove!

Jupiter Lunar Landing

From one of Jupiter’s 12 moons, earth astronauts gaze on this impressive, but bleak, view of the 86,900 mile-diameter planet. More than 316 times the mass of the Earth, Jupiter is seven times further from the sun than Earth; would require voyage of one to two months to reach at velocity of one million feet per second. Max Hunter, Douglas Aircraft Company engineer predicts economically feasible trips to Jupiter will be made through development of nuclear thrust spaceship engines. 

Douglas Aircraft Company, Inc. General Offices, Santa Monica, Calif.

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ARTIST’S CONCEPT OF THE APOLLO COMMAND MODULE AND SERVICE MODULE DOCKED WITH THE LUNAR MODULE. ONE ASTRONAUT HAS ALREADY BEEN TRANSFERRED TO THE LM AND THE SECOND IS MANEUVERING HIMSELF THROUGH THE FORWARD HATCH CONNECTING THE TWO SPACECRAFT.

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