Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Saturn V "lands" at Infinity

Saturn V stage will be on display at Infinity
Infinity Science Center photo
STENNIS SPACE CENTER, Miss. -- The last assembled Saturn V first stage that was never used has arrived at Infinity Science Center, south of Interstate 10, where it will be put on permanent display. The S-IC first stage was completed in 1970 and intended for the Apollo 19 lunar landing mission in 1973, but that mission was canceled, along with the Apollo 18 and 20 missions. It had been at Michoud Assembly Facility in east New Orleans, where it was built. Complete with its five F-1 rocket engines, the stage was placed on a barge in New Orleans and traveled via the Intercoastal Waterway to Pearl River, then off-loaded at SSC. It was transported by truck to Infinity and is now at SSC. (Source: GCRL, 06/21/16) Previous