Flyback Booster

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Booster Recovery

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Ryan XV-8 at Wikipedia

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Flex-Wing/Saturn

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Ryan XV-8 at Wikipedia

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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.

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Saturn V Apollo

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Saturn Recovery System

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Saturn V at Astronautix

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Vehicle Assembly

114-KSC-65C-2677 UNCL. 4/20/65

NASA//PRES. W/O 3948

DRAWING OF MILA.

114-KSC-65C-2678 UNCL. 4/20/65

NASA//PRES. W/O 3848

ARTIST DRAWING OF VAB AND LUTS,
FROM TURNING BASIN.

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