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Posted on 10/09/2013 1:24:51 PM PDT by lbryce
YouTube:All Saturn V Rockets Launched At The Same Time (Not Nearly As Dramatic As You Might Hope)
YouTube:All Saturn V Rockets Launched At The Same Time
The Saturn V, magnificent bird, a thing of overpowering beauty and majesty, considered to be Man's greatest technological achievement (a title, I believe, of which would arguably have to be shared with the atom bomb) is a awesome sight to behold, merely viewed on the launchpad, the likes of which shall never come again.
This guy, certainly the most intense type of Saturn V sycophant there is took the time and effort to create a video of every Saturn V launch set side-by-side, taking off in synchronized lift-off, which I've said twice before doesn't manage to be as climactic as it sounds.
I remember that America.
Sky Lab eh? I’ll have to remember that for a Trivia Contest.
Apollo 6 looks a little nervous in the pre-launch phase.
The Soviet counter, N-1, was in fact more powerful, but was too complicated for the Soviets to make work...
That N-1 Was a rocket over-engineered with 30, THIRTY, main engines. No flight lasted more than a minute or so.
It’s true about the Apollo launches - those F-1 engines were a sight to behold. I grew up in eastern New Orleans during this period, some 40 miles from the engine test facility in Stennis, Mississippi. Even the smaller second-stage Rocketdyne motors would rattle my mother’s china cabinet from that distance.
In a way, the huge failure that was the N-1 is emblematic of the way the Soviet Union itself imploded into non-existence.
Sigh. :-( Very well said.
It was definitely a victory over the Soviet space program, but it is still noteworthy.
Like so many things Russian/Soviet, they tried to do things bigger and better, driven by a historic fear of being backward and behind the world. And not all Soviet rockets were failures. Some were/are noteworthy for their reliability.
The Russians/Sovs tried. They failed partly because we got the better Germans.
As far as trivia goes, what was the 'milk stool' associated with the Sky Lab mission?
I don’t think that was Apollo 12, as so labeled. It looked like maybe the Apollo-Soyuz launch, with the first stage missing.
Ha! I remember the milk stool! it was a set of scaffolding to bring the top of the rocket up to the level of the gantry, because the rocket didn’t require one of the stages.
I had a co-op job with NASA at the time. One of my co-workers was somewhere inside the crew launch vehicle when it went through a series of rather violent tremors. Needless to say, he was concerned that the milk stool might be coming unglued, so to speak. This was before the first crew launch. Turns out that the astronauts were practicing with the launch escape system (the slide cable from the tower) which was vibrating the whole Structure. My guess is that the milk stool just happened to be a bit resonant at that frequency.
I was intrigued by your comments that implied we won the space race as a result of getting the better German rocket scientists (namely Werner Von Braun).
I tried to get information on German Rocket Scientists involvement, contribution to the Soviet Space Program, information provided at the Russian Space Web provided in the links but found nothing conclusive.
But in the end I had no choice but to concur with your statement simply because we did not have an American as head of our lunar rocket program, we had the premiere Germany rocket scientist of the day, while the Soviets had a Russian as head of their rocket program which would indicate, as you said, that we got the better German scientists.
IIRC that was for the Saturn 1-B?
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