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Return of the Saturn V engines

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posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 07:02 AM
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Never would I want to see them use the actual original 1960's engines or even casings in modern testing, let alone use.

But that's exactly what they did.
NASA pulled it from the Smithsonian along with parts from other museums to put together a working model.




posted on Jan, 28 2013 @ 09:58 AM
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Originally posted by samkent
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Never would I want to see them use the actual original 1960's engines or even casings in modern testing, let alone use.

But that's exactly what they did.
NASA pulled it from the Smithsonian along with parts from other museums to put together a working model.


That's absolutely what they did NOT do.

Read the article:

Apollo 11 Rocket Engine Test


About a dozen F-1 engines remain in Huntsville, Ala., home of NASA's main propulsion center, and others are located elsewhere. Most are on display. Case said engineers used engine No. F-6049 for the tests because it was the most complete. Read more: www.foxnews.com...


As for "what if it had exploded?" That is why they tested it at the Marshall Space Flight Center, where many different rocket engines have been tested over the decades. It'a facility that was built to test those very engines.





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