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What was the Saturn V rocket used for?

What was the Saturn V rocket used for?

The Saturn V was a rocket NASA built to send people to the moon. A Heavy Lift Vehicle, it was the most powerful rocket that had ever flown successfully. The Saturn V was used in the Apollo program in the 1960s and 1970s and was also used to launch the Skylab space station.

What happened to the Saturn V rocket?

When NASA’s mighty Saturn V rockets were launched on missions to Earth orbit and the moon in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the five F-1 engines that powered each of the boosters’ first stages dropped into the Atlantic Ocean and sank to the seafloor. There they were expected to remain, discarded forever.

How did the Saturn 5 rocket work?

The Saturn V rockets used for the Apollo missions had three stages. Each stage would burn its engines until it was out of fuel and would then separate from the rocket. The engines on the next stage would fire, and the rocket would continue into space. The third stage either stayed in space or hit the Moon.

What did NASA use the Saturn V rocket for?

The Saturn V rocket was used to launch astronauts to the moon. The Skylab space station was launched on a modified Saturn V rocket. This article is part of the NASA Knows! (Grades 5-8) series. The Saturn V was a rocket NASA built to send people to the moon. (The V in the name is the Roman numeral five.)

How tall is the Saturn V rocket in meters?

At 363 feet/111 meters long, it is 60 feet/18 meters taller than the Statue of Liberty! Although a total of 13 Saturn V rockets were launched between 1967 and 1972, this is one of only three remaining in the United States. Exhibits alongside the rocket highlight its assembly and the more than 400,000 people who helped build the massive machine.

What was the most powerful rocket ever built?

The Saturn V was a rocket NASA built to send people to the moon. (The V in the name is the Roman numeral five.) The Saturn V was a type of rocket called a Heavy Lift Vehicle. That means it was very powerful. It was the most powerful rocket that had ever flown successfully.

When was the last Saturn V launched into space?

On Apollo 13, the Saturn V lifted the crew into space, but a problem prevented them from being able to land on the moon. That problem was not with the Saturn V, but with the Apollo spacecraft. The last Saturn V was launched in 1973, without a crew. It was used to launch the Skylab space station into Earth orbit. How Did the Saturn V Work?