Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Infinity getting Saturn V 1st stage

STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. – Five F-1 rocket engines affixed to the first stage of NASA's historic Saturn V rocket will be brought to Infinity Science Center in South Mississippi for public display next month. The S-IC first stage was scheduled to be used in the cancelled Apollo 19 mission. It will be moved from NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans to Infinity in Southeast Mississippi over a six- to eight-day period in mid-May. It will travel by barge from New Orleans to the Pearl River then up the river to SSC. It will travel by road to Infinity, along Interstate 10. The three-stage Saturn V, used by NASA between 1966 and 1973, is the only rocket that has ever launched humans into deep space missions. The S-IC first stage was built at Michoud and is 138 feet long with a 33-foot diameter. After the Apollo program, Saturn V was used to launch Skylab. (Source: Infinity, 04/12/16)