Saturn V

Saturn V (HM1BJN)

Location: Huntsville, AL 35805 Madison County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 42.67', W 86° 39.352'

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Used during the Apollo Lunar Landing Program of the 1960's and 1970's, the Saturn V rocket remains the largest, most powerful rocket ever built.

This full scale mock up was completed in July 1999 to serve as the local point for the 30th anniversary celebration of the first manned lunar landing.

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center dedicated this replica to the memory of Dr. Wernher von Braun and to the brave men and women who helped make the dreams of spaceflight a reality.

The Apollo Moon program remains one of the greatest scientific achievements in the history of the United States. Of all the artifacts that represent the triumph and glory of the golden Apollo years, none stands taller than the Saturn V rocket. It is an enduring symbol of the passion, courage and pioneering spirit of the American people.

At over 363 feet tall, the Saturn V stands higher than a 36-story building, and generated over 7,500,000 pounds of thrust at liftoff. That's enough power to launch 40 Boeing 747 jet airplanes.
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Date Added Wednesday, October 8th, 2014 at 5:31am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 531512 N 3841067
Decimal Degrees34.71116667, -86.65586667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 42.67', W 86° 39.352'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 42' 40.20" N, 86° 39' 21.12" W
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Area Code(s)256
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5 Tranquility Base, Huntsville AL 35805, US
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