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cafpilot_96 My shot of National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) John F. Kennedy Space Center's Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). From the gigantic 363 ft Saturn V (S-1C) moon booster that launched the first men to the moon (Apollos VIII and X through to XVII), to all one-hundred and thirty-five of the space shuttle missions flown by Columbia, Challenger, Discovery, Atlantis & Endeavor, final pre-launch preparations and assemblies of all these vehicles prior to the lengthy roll-out on the crawler to the launch pad took place inside this very building. NASA Kennedy Space Center's launch control center is just to the right of the VAB. If you observe closely, in the distance slightly to the right, you can see the new launch tower designed to harbor the new Space Launch System (SLS) booster -- the powerful rocket that will send astronauts back to deep space with a whopping eight million pounds of thrust. In order to reach escape velocity needed for deep space travel, you need a good bit of momentum during the ascent (which is where the brilliant concept of staging comes in, shedding unnecessary empty mass during the ascent while rapidly accelerating), and to get that, you first and foremost need thrust, a lot of it; eight million pounds of it should get the job done, right? The Saturn V's 7.5 million pounds of thrust measured on the Richter scale during liftoff -- let's see how the Space Launch System measures... #nasa 1d

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thereal_jshepp Got the whole #steaknshake crew together and had a good time !
#nationallasertag #saturn5 #winners #fam #sns #fun #DoitBIG
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moore.raw Saturn 5 Rocket Booster close-ups of the welded plating #NASA #Michoud #saturn5 3d

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gregorko Ko imaš kosilo pod raketo #Apolo11 #saturn5 #KennedySpaceCenter 3d

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Normal Chris Perry

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apolloprogram Apollo 15 was the ninth manned mission in the United States' Apollo program, the fourth to land on the Moon, and the eighth successful manned mission. It was the first of what were termed "J missions," long stays on the Moon, with a greater focus on science than had been possible on previous missions. It was also the first mission on which the Lunar Roving Vehicle was used. #apolloprogram #projectapollo #nasa #davescott #jimirwin #alworden #apollo15 #lunarover #lunarmodule #commandmodule #awesome #moon #luna #moonwalkers #space #saturn5 #science #spaceexploration #moonbuggy #astronaut #astronauts #pilot #pilots #aviation #awesome 5d

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Crema Michael Hoehn

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nictinlib Jerry wants to be a rocket #saturn5 #inspiralcarpets 😎 X 6d

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apolloprogram 18 year-old James Lovell III follows TV coverage of the splashdown and recovery of Apollo 13 commanded by his father. With the whole world watching, wondering whether or not Apollo would make it, I cannot imagine what this must have felt like. #apolloprogram #projectapollo #awesome #nasa #apollo13 #jimlovell #houstonwehaveaproblem #lostmoon #commandmodule #lunarmodule #saturn5 #space #spaceexploration #spaceflight #moon #lovell #kennedyspacecenter #johnsonspacecenter 7d

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Aden Kaho Miyajima
kahooon0921 ついつい夢中になって完成#3Dパズル#SATURN5 1w

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ostapkoziy 105 meters of rocket science - #saturn5 1w

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