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Saturn V with Apollo Rocket Model
SKU: 7MMNC9111_Saturn V with Apollo Rocket Model
Saturn V with Apollo Rocket Model
This Saturn V with Apollo Rocket Model has been hand carved from Philippine mahogany. Only the absolute best seasoned mahogany is actually employed. Original blueprints, blue prints and in addition images are utilized to build these rocket models from solid wood.
Our highly trained modelers and then hand carve all the specifics and affix the details. The model rockets are then puttied, primed and painted to complement the original craft The call signs, logo’s and insignias are subsequently added, painted on by hand.
The Saturn V with Apollo model rocket is then clear coated to protect it for lots of years to come. Included along with the model is a commanding stand for you to exhibit your model on.
The model is then very carefully packed, double boxed and shipped to you insured. We want you to be satisfied with your purchase.
Includes deskstand and brass plaque
The Saturn V, pronounced Saturn Five was a multistage liquid-fuel expendable rocket used by NASA's Apollo and Skylab programs from 1967 until 1973
In total NASA launched thirteen Saturn V rockets with no loss of payload. It remains the largest and most powerful launch vehicle ever brought to operational status from a height, weight and payload standpoint. The Soviet Energia, which flew two test missions in the late 1980s before being canceled, had slightly more takeoff thrust.
The largest production model of the Saturn family of rockets, the Saturn V was designed under the direction of Wernher von Braun at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, with Boeing, North American Aviation, Douglas Aircraft Company, and IBM as the lead contractors. Von Braun's design was based in part on his work on the "Aggregate" series of rockets, especially the A-10, A-11, and A12 in Germany during World War II. The three stages of the Saturn V were developed by various NASA contractors, but following a sequence of mergers and takeovers all of them are now owned by Boeing.
The origins of the Saturn V rocket begin with the US government choosing Wernher von Braun to be one of about seven hundred German scientists in Operation Paperclip, a program created by President Truman in September 1946. It was intended to bring these scientists and their expertise to the United States, thereby giving America an edge in the Cold War.
Von Braun was put into the rocket design division of the Army due to his direct involvement in the creation of the V-2 rocket. Between 1945 and 1958, his work was restricted to conveying the ideas and methods behind the V-2 to the American engineers. Despite Von Braun's many articles on the future of space rocketry, the US Government continued funding Air Force and Naval rocket programs to test their Vanguard missiles despite numerous costly failures. It was not until the 1957 Soviet launch of Sputnik atop an R-7 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of carrying a thermonuclear warhead to the US, that the Army and the government started taking serious steps towards putting Americans in space. Finally, they turned to von Braun and his team, who during these years created and experimented with the Jupiter series of rockets. The Juno I was the rocket that launched the first American satellite in January 1958, and part of the last-ditch plan for NACA (the predecessor of NASA) to get its foot in the Space Race. The Jupiter series was one more step in von Braun's journey to the Saturn V, later calling that first series "an infant Saturn".