A favorite… taken from our Saturn V 3-DVD set.
Welcome to our Friday quiz (released early on Thursday)! Since we colonials celebrate this little thing called “Independence Day” on July 4th, and many will be off-the-grid and into other festivities, I’m releasing this quiz a wee-bit early. All week we’ve been posting about the countdown for Apollo 11, and the Saturn V. This week’s quiz is all about the Saturn … Read More
45 years ago today, June 25, 1969, the first stage of the Apollo 11 Saturn V was loaded with fuel. The first stage of the Saturn V burned RP-1 (kerosene) as fuel with liquid oxygen as the oxidizer. Since this stage was the only launch vehicle stage with non-cryogenic fuel, it could be loaded in advance, even prior to the … Read More
On May 20, 1969, just two days after the launch of Apollo 10, the third Saturn V of the year headed to the pad. This was the one… Apollo 11, the first manned lunar landing attempt, scheduled for a July launch. Today’s video is an edited excerpt from the Rollout track contained on our Apollo 11: Men on the Moon … Read More
Through the 45th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission (launch on July 16), we’ll be presenting a series of features detailing the preparations for the launch. Featuring edited excerpts from our Apollo 11: Men on the Moon 3-DVD set, our first entry concerns the arrival and erection of the spacecraft and launch vehicle, the sixth Saturn V to be launched. Activity … Read More
Why does it seem so difficult for cinema and television to get the roll pattern on the Saturn V correct? The most famous of the incorrectly painted Saturn V’s is from the movie “Apollo 13.” Just as in so many other screen appearances, the Saturn V is painted incorrectly for a flight vehicle (including Apollo 13). Why? The launch of … Read More