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Saturn from BL Harley 4431, f. 100v

Saturn from BL Harley 4431, f. 100v

Miniature of Saturn, holding a sickle, presiding over a group of men, in 'L'Épître Othéa'. Image taken from f. 100v of Various works (also known as 'The Book of the Queen'), including 'Cent balades' (ff. 4-21),... more

Adrastus and Saturn from BL Harley 4431, f. 118v

Adrastus and Saturn from BL Harley 4431, f. 118v

Miniature of the army of king Adrastus riding to destroy Thebes, against the advice of Amphiarus; miniature of Saturn, as a model of discretion, counseling silence to his followers, in 'L'Épître Othéa'. Image t... more

Saturn from BL Harley 4431, f. 100v

Saturn from BL Harley 4431, f. 100v

Detail of a miniature of Saturn, holding a sickle, presiding over a group of men, in 'L'Épître Othéa'. Image taken from f. 100v of Various works (also known as 'The Book of the Queen'), including 'Cent balades'... more

[Earth-centered universe, with orbits of moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and the firmament in concentric circles]

[Earth-centered universe, with orbits of moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, J...

Illus. and text in: De caelo / Aristoteles. Venice : B. Locatellus for O. Scotus, 1495. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 255.

Saturn from The Gods Who Preside Over the Planets

Saturn from The Gods Who Preside Over the Planets

Master I.B. (German, active 1525–1530)

Saturn, from The Seven Planets

Saturn, from The Seven Planets

Heinrich Aldegrever (German, Paderborn ca. 1502–1555/1561 Soest)

Saturn (from The Planets)

Saturn (from The Planets)

Jacob Matham (Netherlandish, Haarlem 1571–1631 Haarlem)

[Musical scales or range of sound ascribed by Kepler to Saturn, Jupiter, Mars, Earth, Venus, and Mercury; and surrounding text]

[Musical scales or range of sound ascribed by Kepler to Saturn, Jupite...

Illus. and text in: Harmonices mundi / Johann Kepler. Lincii Austriae : J. Plancus, 1619, p. 207. Published in: The tradition of science / Leonard C. Bruno. Washington, D.C. : Library of Congress, 1987, p. 35.

Saturn, from 'Game of Mythology' (Jeu de la Mythologie)

Saturn, from 'Game of Mythology' (Jeu de la Mythologie)

Stefano della Bella (Italian, Florence 1610–1664 Florence)

Saturn, from 'Game of Mythology' (Jeu de la Mythologie)

Saturn, from 'Game of Mythology' (Jeu de la Mythologie)

Etched by Stefano della Bella (Italian, Florence 1610–1664 Florence)

Rhea Outwitting Saturn

Rhea Outwitting Saturn

Edme Bouchardon (French, Chaumont 1698–1762 Paris)

Another view of the remains of the Pronaos of the Temple of Concord [The Temple of Saturn with Arch of Septimius Severus in left background], from Vedute di Roma (Views of Rome), part I

Another view of the remains of the Pronaos of the Temple of Concord [T...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

Putto as Saturn

Putto as Saturn

Nymphenburg Porcelain Manufactory

View of the so-called Temple of Concord with the Temple of Saturn, on the right the Arch of Septimius Severus

View of the so-called Temple of Concord with the Temple of Saturn, on ...

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian, Mogliano Veneto 1720–1778 Rome)

planet from "L'Espace céleste et la nature tropicale, description physique de l'univers ... préface de M. Babinet, dessins de Yan' Dargent"

planet from "L'Espace céleste et la nature tropicale, description phy...

This image has been taken from scan 000559 from "L'Espace céleste et la nature tropicale, description physique de l'univers ... préface de M. Babinet, dessins de Yan' Dargent". The title and subject terms of ... more

planet from "L'Espace céleste et la nature tropicale, description physique de l'univers ... préface de M. Babinet, dessins de Yan' Dargent"

planet from "L'Espace céleste et la nature tropicale, description phy...

This image has been taken from scan 000558 from "L'Espace céleste et la nature tropicale, description physique de l'univers ... préface de M. Babinet, dessins de Yan' Dargent". The title and subject terms of ... more

[Temple of Saturn and Triumphal Arch of Septimus Severus, Rome, Italy]

[Temple of Saturn and Triumphal Arch of Septimus Severus, Rome, Italy]

Title from the Detroit Publishing Co., Catalogue J foreign section, Detroit, Mich. : Detroit Publishing Company, 1905. Print no. "1099". More information about the Photochrom Print Collection is available at ht... more

Saturn's rings from "The Half Hour Library of Travel, Nature and Science for young readers"

Saturn's rings from "The Half Hour Library of Travel, Nature and Scien...

This image has been taken from scan 000168 from volume 03 of "The Half Hour Library of Travel, Nature and Science for young readers". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, cre... more

Saturn's rings from "The Half Hour Library of Travel, Nature and Science for young readers"

Saturn's rings from "The Half Hour Library of Travel, Nature and Scien...

This image has been taken from scan 000169 from volume 03 of "The Half Hour Library of Travel, Nature and Science for young readers". The title and subject terms of this image have been generated from tags, cre... more

The planet Saturn

The planet Saturn

J218744 U.S. Copyright Office Stereo copyrighted by Solar Observatory, Carnegie Institution (Keystone View Co.). No. 16767. This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Columns of the Temple of Saturn, in the Forum, Rome, Italy

Columns of the Temple of Saturn, in the Forum, Rome, Italy

J281035 U.S. Copyright Office. No. 16880.

Bygge och Bo-utställningen i Udevalla 1936. Sovrumsinteriör.

Bygge och Bo-utställningen i Udevalla 1936. Sovrumsinteriör.

Bygge och Bo-utställningen i Udevalla 1936. Sovrumsinteriör.

Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn Apollo Program

This historical photograph is of the Apollo Space Program Leaders. An inscription appears at the top of the image that states, “Our deep appreciation for your outstanding contribution to the success of Apollo ... more

Saturn I - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn I - Saturn Apollo Program

The photograph shows the completed Saturn 1 S-1 stage (booster) during the checkout in the Marshall Space Flight Center, building 4705, January 23, 1961. The Saturn I S-I stage had eight H-1 engines clustered, ... more

Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn Apollo Program

The Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA) test tower being modified for testing the Saturn booster.

Saturn I - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn I - Saturn Apollo Program

The H-1 engines for the Saturn I vehicle in the alignment fixture. A cluster of eight H-1 engines were used to thrust the first stage of the Saturn I launch vehicle. The H-1 engine was developed under the direc... more

Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn Apollo Program

The first circumferential welding being applied on a Saturn fuel container in the Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA) fabrication laboratory, Building 4707, in May 1959.

Commemorative plaque, attached to the leg of the Lunar Module (LM), Eagle - Saturn Apollo Program

Commemorative plaque, attached to the leg of the Lunar Module (LM), Ea...

Millions of people on Earth watched via television as a message for all mankind was delivered to the Mare Tranquilitatis (Sea of Tranquility) region of the Moon during the historic Apollo 11 mission, where it s... more

Apollo 12 - Saturn Apollo Program

Apollo 12 - Saturn Apollo Program

The second manned lunar landing mission, Apollo 12, launched from launch pad 39-A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on November 14, 1969 via a Saturn V launch vehicle. The Saturn V vehicle was developed by the... more

Wernher von Braun looks at a model of the Saturn I launch complex

Wernher von Braun looks at a model of the Saturn I launch complex

Dr. von Braun and Don Ostrander, head of the Launch Vehicle Program of the NASA Headquarters look at a model of the Saturn I launch complex 34.

Saturn I H-1 engine - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn I H-1 engine - Saturn Apollo Program

H-1 engine characteristics: The H-1 engine was developed under the management of the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). The cluster of eight H-1 engines was used to power the first stage of the Saturn I (S-I ... more

Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn Apollo Program

Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) workers hoist a dynamic test version of the S-IVB stage, the Saturn IB launch vehicle's second stage, into the Center's Dynamic Test Stand on January 18, 1965. MSFC Test Labo... more

Saturn I - Saturn Apollo Program -  I S-I stage is being assembled

Saturn I - Saturn Apollo Program - I S-I stage is being assembled

The Saturn I S-I stage is being assembled in the fabrication and engineering laboratory at the Marshall Space Flight Center. The two end spider beams are cornected to the central 267-centimeter diameter liquid-... more

Saturn I - Saturn Apollo Program - eight H-1 engines

Saturn I - Saturn Apollo Program - eight H-1 engines

A Cluster of eight H-1 engines were used to thrust the first stage of Saturn I (S-I stage) and Saturn IB (S-IB stage). The engines were arranged in a double pattern. Four engines, located inboard, were fixed in... more

Saturn I Booster - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn I Booster - Saturn Apollo Program

The Saturn Project was approved on January 18, 1960 as a program of the highest national priority. The formal test program to prove out the clustered-booster concept was well underway at Redstone Arsenal. This ... more

Saturn V - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn V - Saturn Apollo Program

A NASA technician is dwarfed by the gigantic Third Stage (S-IVB) as it rests on supports in a facility at KSC. The towering 363-foot Saturn V was a multi-stage, multi-engine launch vehicle standing taller than ... more

Saturn Apollo Program J-2 engine undergoes static firing

Saturn Apollo Program J-2 engine undergoes static firing

A J-2 engine undergoes static firing. The J-2, developed under the direction of the Marshall Space Flight Center, was propelled by liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen. A single J-2 was utilized in the S-IVB stage... more

Saturn V - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn V - Saturn Apollo Program

This image illustrates the basic differences between the three Saturn launch vehicles developed by the Marshall Space Flight Center. The Saturn I, consisted of two stages, the S-I (eight H-1 engines) and the S-... more

Saturn I Booster - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn I Booster - Saturn Apollo Program

The Saturn Project was approved on January 18, 1960 as a program of the highest national priority. The formal test program to prove out the clustered-booster concept was well underway at Redstone Arsenal. This ... more

Saturn V assembled LOX (Liquid Oxygen) and fuel tanks  - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn V assembled LOX (Liquid Oxygen) and fuel tanks - Saturn Apollo...

This photograph shows the Saturn V assembled LOX (Liquid Oxygen) and fuel tanks ready for transport from the Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The tank... more

Saturn V J-2 engine - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn V J-2 engine - Saturn Apollo Program

This chart is an illustration of J-2 Engine characteristics. A cluster of five J-2 engines powered the Saturn V S-II (second) stage with each engine providing a thrust of 200,000 pounds. A single J-2 engine pow... more

Saturn V - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn V - Saturn Apollo Program

S-IVB-505 and S-IVB-211, the flight version of the S-IVB stages, in the McDornell Douglas' S-IVB Assembly and Checkout Tower in Huntington Beach, California. As a part of the Marshall Space Flight Center `s "bu... more

Saturn V F-1 Engine - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn V F-1 Engine - Saturn Apollo Program

The F-1 engine was developed and built by Rocketdyne under the direction of the Marshall Space Flight Center. It measured 19 feet tall by 12.5 feet at the nozzle exit, and produced a 1,500,000-pound thrust usin... more

Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn Apollo Program

This photograph shows a test firing of a Saturn V second stage (S-II) on the S-IC test stand at the Propulsion Test Facility near New Orleans, Louisiana. This second stage component was used in the unmarned tes... more

Saturn I - Saturn Apollo Program - Saturn-I first stage (S-1 stage) being transported to the test stand

Saturn I - Saturn Apollo Program - Saturn-I first stage (S-1 stage) be...

This photograph shows the Saturn-I first stage (S-1 stage) being transported to the test stand for a static test firing at the Marshall Space Flight Center. Soon after NASA began operations in October 1958, it ... more

Saturn I S-IV stage (second stage) - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn I S-IV stage (second stage) - Saturn Apollo Program

This cutaway of the Saturn I S-IV stage (second stage) illustrates the booster's components. Powered by six RL-10 engines, the S-IV stage was capable of producing 90,000 pounds of thrust. Development of the Sat... more

Saturn I - testing of the Saturn I S-I (first) stage - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn I - testing of the Saturn I S-I (first) stage - Saturn Apollo P...

Pictured is one of the earliest testing of the Saturn I S-I (first) stage, with a cluster of eight H-1 engines, at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). It was a part of the test program to prove out the clu... more

Saturn V - Saturn Apollo Program - at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama

Saturn V - Saturn Apollo Program - at Marshall Space Flight Center in ...

This small group of unidentified officials is dwarfed by the gigantic size of the Saturn V first stage (S-1C) at the shipping area of the Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory at Marshall Space Flight Center in ... more

Saturn I fuel tanks - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn I fuel tanks - Saturn Apollo Program

A spider beam for cornecting the Saturn I fuel tanks is being positioned in the fabrication and engineering laboratory of the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC).

Saturn I - Saturn Apollo Program - Cluster of eight H-1 engines

Saturn I - Saturn Apollo Program - Cluster of eight H-1 engines

A Cluster of eight H-1 engines were used to thrust the first stage of Saturn I (S-I stage) and Saturn IB (S-IB stage). The engines were arranged in a double pattern. Four engines, located inboard, were fixed in... more

Saturn I in the fabrication and engineering laboratory - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn I in the fabrication and engineering laboratory - Saturn Apollo...

The Saturn I S-I stage is being assembled in the fabrication and engineering laboratory at the Marshall Space Flight Center. The two end spider beams are cornected to the central 267-centimeter diameter liquid-... more

Installation the H-1 engines into the S-IB stage - Saturn Apollo Program

Installation the H-1 engines into the S-IB stage - Saturn Apollo Progr...

Workers at the Michoud Assembly Facility near New Orleans, Louisiana install the H-1 engines into the S-IB stage, the Saturn IB launch vehicle's first stage. Developed by the Marshall Space Flight Center and bu... more

Saturn V first stage - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn V first stage - Saturn Apollo Program

This photograph shows a Saturn V first stage (S-1C). This stage was assembled at the Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. With assistance by the Boeing Company, the manuf... more

Saturn I - Saturn Apollo Program -  the first stage of the Saturn I

Saturn I - Saturn Apollo Program - the first stage of the Saturn I

This cutaway illustrates the S-I stage, the first stage of the Saturn I vehicle developed by the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). The stage was propelled by a cluster of eight H-1 engines, capable of produc... more

Saturn Apollo Program - F-1 rocket engine

Saturn Apollo Program - F-1 rocket engine

This chart provides the vital statistics for the F-1 rocket engine. Developed by Rocketdyne, under the direction of the Marshall Space Flight Center, the F-1 engine was utilized in a cluster of five engines to ... more

Saturn Apollo Program - The J-2 engine for Saturn V S-IVB

Saturn Apollo Program - The J-2 engine for Saturn V S-IVB

The J-2 engine for Saturn V S-IVB (third) stage blasted from the test stand at Douglas Aircraft Co., Sacramento Test Operation (SACTO) facility in California. This third stage was used on the unmarned Saturn V ... more

Saturn V - Saturn Apollo Program - J-2 engine

Saturn V - Saturn Apollo Program - J-2 engine

The powerful J-2 engine is prominent in this photograph of a Saturn V Third Stage (S-IVB) resting on a transporter in the Manufacturing Facility at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The tower... more

 J-2 engine at Rocketdyne's Canoga Park, California - Saturn Apollo Program

J-2 engine at Rocketdyne's Canoga Park, California - Saturn Apollo Pr...

Workmen inspect a J-2 engine at Rocketdyne's Canoga Park, California production facility. The J-2, developed under the direction of the Marshall Space Flight Center, was propelled by liquid hydrogen and liquid ... more

Saturn I RL-10 engine - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn I RL-10 engine - Saturn Apollo Program

RL-10 engine characteristics. The RL-10 engine was developed under the management of the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) to power the Saturn I upper stage (S-IV stage). The six RL-10 engines, which used liq... more

Saturn I Booster - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn I Booster - Saturn Apollo Program

The Saturn Project was approved on January 18, 1960 as a program of the highest national priority. The formal test program, to prove out the clustered-booster concept, was well underway at Redstone Arsenal. Thi... more

Saturn I Booster - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn I Booster - Saturn Apollo Program

The Saturn Project was approved on January 18, 1960, as a program of the highest national priority. The formal test program to prove out the clustered-booster concept was well underway at Redstone Arsenal. This... more

Saturn I liquid oxygen tank - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn I liquid oxygen tank - Saturn Apollo Program

The Saturn I liquid-oxygen (LOX) tank for the Saturn I S-I stage being aligned with the end spider beam in the fabrication and engineering laboratory, building 4705, at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC).

Saturn Apollo Program H-1 engine

Saturn Apollo Program H-1 engine

Alignment of the H-1 engine performed in the Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA ), building 4708, in February 1960. A cluster of eight H-1 engines were used to thrust the first stage of the Saturn I launch veh... more

Saturn I engine test pad - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn I engine test pad - Saturn Apollo Program

Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) was the birthplace of the United States' rocket program. In the early 1960s, most of the rocket development and testing were done at the MSFC. Pictured is an example of what ... more

Saturn I test - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn I test - Saturn Apollo Program

The Saturn Project was approved on January 18, 1960 as a program of the highest national priority. The formal test program to prove out the clustered-booster concept was well underway. A series of static tests ... more

NASA officials, (left to right) Charles W. Mathews; Dr. Wernher von Braun, Director, Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC); Dr. George E. Mueller, Associate Administrator for Marned Space Flight; and Air Force Lt. General Samuel C. Phillips, Apollo Program Director celebrate the successful launch of Apollo 11 in the control room at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on July 16, 1969. Boosted by the Saturn V launch vehicle, the Apollo 11 mission with a crew of three: Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. Aldrin, made the first manned lunar landing. The Saturn V vehicle was developed by Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) under the direction of Dr. von Braun. n/a

NASA officials, (left to right) Charles W. Mathews; Dr. Wernher von Br...

NASA officials, (left to right) Charles W. Mathews; Dr. Wernher von Braun, Director, Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC); Dr. George E. Mueller, Associate Administrator for Marned Space Flight; and Air Force Lt... more

Saturn Rocket Scale Model in the 8- by 6-Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel

Saturn Rocket Scale Model in the 8- by 6-Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) researchers set up instrumentation on a 0.037- scale model of a Saturn booster in the 8- by 6-Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel at the NASA Lewis Research Center. ... more

Saturn C1 - Apollo Program

Saturn C1 - Apollo Program

Progress in the Saturn program, depicted below, was described by Dr. Wernher von Braun, Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) Director, in an appearance before the Senate Committee of Aeronautical and Space Scien... more

Saturn I S-I stage with eight H-1 engines - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn I S-I stage with eight H-1 engines - Saturn Apollo Program

The Saturn I S-I stage with eight H-1 engines, located in Marshall Space Flight Center building 4705, showing the positioning of eight H-1 engines. The Saturn I S-I stage had eight H-1 engines clustered, using ... more

Saturn I stages - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn I stages - Saturn Apollo Program

The S-I stages for the Saturn I (SA-1 at right and SA-2 at left) are being assembled at the Marshall Space Flight Center, building 4705. The Saturn I S-I stage had eight H-1 engines clustered, using liquid oxyg... more

Saturn 1 launch vehicle -  Apollo Program

Saturn 1 launch vehicle - Apollo Program

Pictured in front of the Saturn 1 launch vehicle are (L to R): Dr. Rocco Petrone, Director of Launch Operations at Kennedy Space Center; Dr. Werher von Braun, Director of Marshall Space Flight Center; Dr. Oswal... more

The static firing of a Saturn F-1 engine at the Marshall Space Flight Center's Static Test Stand.  The F-1 engine is a single-start, 1,5000,000 Lb fixed-thrust, bipropellant rocket system. The engine uses liquid oxygen as the oxidizer and RP-1 (kerosene) as fuel. The five-engine cluster used on the first stage of the Saturn V produces 7,500,000 lbs of thrust. n/a

The static firing of a Saturn F-1 engine at the Marshall Space Flight ...

The static firing of a Saturn F-1 engine at the Marshall Space Flight Center's Static Test Stand. The F-1 engine is a single-start, 1,5000,000 Lb fixed-thrust, bipropellant rocket system. The engine uses liqui... more

Saturn I S-1 stage - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn I S-1 stage - Saturn Apollo Program

The completely assembled Saturn 1 S-1 stage is being ready for checkout in the Marshall Space Flight Center, building 4705, January 18, 1961. The Saturn I S-I stage had eight H-1 engines clustered, using liquid... more

Saturn I launch vehicle - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn I launch vehicle - Saturn Apollo Program

A completed Saturn I launch vehicle in the Fabrication and Assembly Engineering Division at the Marshall Space Flight Center. The Saturn I launch vehicle is composed of an S-I first stage or booster (rear), pow... more

Saturn I test - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn I test - Saturn Apollo Program

The Saturn project was approved on January 18, 1960 as a program of the highest national priority. The formal test program to prove out the clustered-booster concept was well underway. A series of static tests ... more

Saturn Apollo Program - SA-1 booster (Saturn I S-I stage)

Saturn Apollo Program - SA-1 booster (Saturn I S-I stage)

This night photograph depicts the SA-1 booster (Saturn I S-I stage) being removed from the test stand after the first flight qualification testing at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC).

Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn Apollo Program

On October 27, 1961, the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) and the Nation marked a high point in the 3-year-old Saturn development program when the first Saturn vehicle flew a flawless 215-mile ballistic traj... more

Saturn I - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn I - Saturn Apollo Program

This image depicts the Saturn I launch vehicle placed in the dynamic test stand at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). A dummy booster was moved to the dynamic test stand early in June, and, for the first ... more

Wernher von Braun

Wernher von Braun

Dr. von Braun watches the Saturn 1 (SA-1) launch through a scope from the blockhouse 34 on October 27, 1961. The SA-1 was the first launch of Saturn launch vehicles developed at the Marshall Space Flight Center... more

Saturn I - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn I - Saturn Apollo Program

The Marshall Space Flight Center's first Saturn I vehicle, SA-1, lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on October 27, 1961. This early configuration, Saturn I Block I, 162 feet tall and weighing 460 tons, con... more

Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn Apollo Program

On October 27, 1961, the Marshall Space Flight Center and the Nation marked a high point in the 3-year-old Saturn development program when the first Saturn vehicle flew a flawless 215-mile ballistic trajectory ... more

At its founding, the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) inherited the Army’s Jupiter and Redstone test stands, but much larger facilities were needed for the giant stages of the Saturn V. From 1960 to 1964, the existing stands were remodeled and a sizable new test area was developed. The new comprehensive test complex for propulsion and structural dynamics was unique within the nation and the free world, and they remain so today because they were constructed with foresight to meet the future as well as on going needs. Construction of the S-IC Static test stand complex began in 1961 in the west test area of MSFC, and was completed in 1964. The S-IC static test stand was designed to develop and test the 138-ft long and 33-ft diameter Saturn V S-IC first stage, or booster stage, weighing in at 280,000 pounds. Required to hold down the brute force of a 7,500,000-pound thrust produced by 5 F-1 engines, the S-IC static test stand was designed and constructed with the strength of hundreds of tons of steel and 12,000,000 pounds of cement, planted down to bedrock 40 feet below ground level. The foundation walls, constructed with concrete and steel, are 4 feet thick. The base structure consists of four towers with 40-foot-thick walls extending upward 144 feet above ground level. The structure was topped by a crane with a 135-foot boom. With the boom in the upright position, the stand was given an overall height of 405 feet, placing it among the highest structures in Alabama at the time. Construction of the S-IC test stand came to a halt at the end of September as the determination was made that the Saturn booster size had to be increased. As a result, the stand had to be modified. With construction delayed, and pumps turned off, this photo, taken December 11, 1961, shows the abandoned site with floods above the 18 ft mark. The flooding was caused by the disturbance of a natural spring months prior during the excavation of the site. n/a

At its founding, the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) inherited the...

At its founding, the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) inherited the Army’s Jupiter and Redstone test stands, but much larger facilities were needed for the giant stages of the Saturn V. From 1960 to 1964, th... more

The members of the House Committee on Science and Astronautics visited the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) on March 9, 1962 to gather firsthand information of the nation's space exploration program. The congressional group was composed of members of the Subcommittee on Manned Space Flight. They were briefed on MSFC's manned space efforts earlier in the day and then inspected mockups of the Saturn I Workshop and the Apollo Telescope Mount, two projects developed by MSFC for the post-Apollo program. Pictured left-to-right are Dieter Grau, MSFC; Konrad Dannenberg, MSFC; James G. Fulton, Republican representative for Pennsylvania; Joe Waggoner, Democratic representative for Louisiana; and Dr. Wernher von Braun, Director of MSFC. n/a

The members of the House Committee on Science and Astronautics visited...

The members of the House Committee on Science and Astronautics visited the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) on March 9, 1962 to gather firsthand information of the nation's space exploration program. The con... more

Marshall Space Center construction progress

Marshall Space Center construction progress

At its founding, the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) inherited the Army’s Jupiter and Redstone test stands, but much larger facilities were needed for the giant stages of the Saturn V. From 1960 to 1964, th... more

Nova rocket - Early Program Development

Nova rocket - Early Program Development

In this 1962 artist's concept , a proposed Nova rocket, shown at right, is compared to a Saturn C-1, left, and a Saturn C-5, center. The Marshall Space Flight Center directed studies of Nova configuration from ... more

Saturn I - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn I - Saturn Apollo Program

The second flight of the Saturn I vehicle, the SA-2, was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on April 15, 1962. This vehicle had a secondary mission. After the first stage shutoff, at a 65-mile a... more

Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn Apollo Program

This photograph depicts the Rocketdyne static firing of the F-1 engine at the towering 76-meter Test Stand 1-C in Area 1-125 of the Edwards Air Force Base in California. The Saturn V S-IC (first) stage utilized... more

ARTIST CONCEPT - SATURN - LAUNCH - CAPE

ARTIST CONCEPT - SATURN - LAUNCH - CAPE

S62-05105 (14 September 1962) --- Artist's concept of a Saturn launch.

Artist Concept - Saturn Launch

Artist Concept - Saturn Launch

S62-05104 (14 September 1962) --- Artist's concept of a Saturn launch.

Aero Spacelines B-377PG Pregnant Guppy on ramp in preparation for flight tests and pilot evaluation E62-8887

Aero Spacelines B-377PG Pregnant Guppy on ramp in preparation for flig...

Aero Spacelines B-377PG Pregnant Guppy on ramp in preparation for flight tests and pilot evaluation

At its founding, the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) inherited the Army’s Jupiter and Redstone test stands, but much larger facilities were needed for the giant stages of the Saturn V. From 1960 to 1964, the existing stands were remodeled and a sizable new test area was developed. The new comprehensive test complex for propulsion and structural dynamics was unique within the nation and the free world, and they remain so today because they were constructed with foresight to meet the future as well as on going needs. Construction of the S-IC Static test stand complex began in 1961 in the west test area of MSFC, and was completed in 1964. The S-IC static test stand was designed to develop and test the 138-ft long and 33-ft diameter Saturn V S-IC first stage, or booster stage, weighing in at 280,000 pounds. Required to hold down the brute force of a 7,500,000-pound thrust produced by 5 F-1 engines, the S-IC static test stand was designed and constructed with the strength of hundreds of tons of steel and 12,000,000 pounds of cement, planted down to bedrock 40 feet below ground level. The foundation walls, constructed with concrete and steel, are 4 feet thick. The base structure consists of four towers with 40-foot-thick walls extending upward 144 feet above ground level. The structure was topped by a crane with a 135-foot boom. With the boom in the upright position, the stand was given an overall height of 405 feet, placing it among the highest structures in Alabama at the time. In addition to the S-IC test stand, related  facilities were built during this time. Built to the north of the massive S-IC test stand, was the F-1 Engine test stand. The F-1 test stand, a vertical engine firing test stand, 239 feet in elevation and 4,600 square feet in area at the base, was designed to assist in the development of the F-1 Engine. Capability was provided for static firing of 1.5 million pounds of thrust using liquid oxygen and kerosene. Like the S-IC stand, the foundation of the F-1 stand is keyed into the bedrock approximately 40 feet below grade. This photo, taken October 26, 1962, depicts the excavation process of the single engine F-1 stand. n/a

At its founding, the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) inherited the...

At its founding, the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) inherited the Army’s Jupiter and Redstone test stands, but much larger facilities were needed for the giant stages of the Saturn V. From 1960 to 1964, th... more

At its founding, the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) inherited the Army’s Jupiter and Redstone test stands, but much larger facilities were needed for the giant stages of the Saturn V. From 1960 to 1964, the existing stands were remodeled and a sizable new test area was developed. The new comprehensive test complex for propulsion and structural dynamics was unique within the nation and the free world, and they remain so today because they were constructed with foresight to meet the future as well as on going needs. Construction of the S-IC Static test stand complex began in 1961 in the west test area of MSFC, and was completed in 1964. The S-IC static test stand was designed to develop and test the 138-ft long and 33-ft diameter Saturn V S-IC first stage, or booster stage, weighing in at 280,000 pounds. Required to hold down the brute force of a 7,500,000-pound thrust produced by 5 F-1 engines, the S-IC static test stand was designed and constructed with the strength of hundreds of tons of steel and 12,000,000 pounds of cement, planted down to bedrock 40 feet below ground level. The foundation walls, constructed with concrete and steel, are 4 feet thick. The base structure consists of four towers with 40-foot-thick walls extending upward 144 feet above ground level. The structure was topped by a crane with a 135-foot boom. With the boom in the upright position, the stand was given an overall height of 405 feet, placing it among the highest structures in Alabama at the time. In addition to the S-IC test stand, related  facilities were built during this time. Built to the north of the massive S-IC test stand, was the F-1 Engine test stand. The F-1 test stand, a vertical engine firing test stand, 239 feet in elevation and 4,600 square feet in area at the base, was designed to assist in the development of the F-1 Engine. Capability was provided for static firing of 1.5 million pounds of thrust using liquid oxygen and kerosene. Like the S-IC stand, the foundation of the F-1 stand is keyed into the bedrock approximately 40 feet below grade. This photo, taken November 15, 1962, depicts the excavation process of the single engine F-1 stand site. n/a

At its founding, the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) inherited the...

At its founding, the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) inherited the Army’s Jupiter and Redstone test stands, but much larger facilities were needed for the giant stages of the Saturn V. From 1960 to 1964, th... more