Monday, June 30, 2014

The Mighty Saturn V Rocket

Today on Far Future Horizons in order to commemorate the forty-fifth anniversary of the greatest scientific and technological achievement in living memory, the Apollo 11 Moon landing, we are presenting the first episode of the highly acclaimed documentary series “Moon Machines” which documents the creation of the iconic Saturn V rocket.

Moon Machines is a Science Channel documentary miniseries of six episodes documenting the engineering challenges of the Apollo Program to land a man on the Moon. It covers everything from the iconic Saturn V to the Command Module, the Lunar Module, the Space Suits, the Guidance and Control Computer, and the Lunar Rover. It was created by the team who made In the “Shadow of the Moon” in association with NASA to commemorate the agency’s fiftieth anniversary in 2008.

A comparison of the U.S. Saturn V rocket with the Soviet N1/L3. The N1/L3 height is not shown quite in scale to the Saturn V

Moon Machines: The U.S. Moon missions would never have gotten 10 feet off the ground without the pioneering engineers and manufacturers and the amazing machines they created to turn science fiction into history-making headlines. From nuts and bolts to rockets and life support systems, every piece of gear was custom made from scratch to perform cutting-edge scientific tasks while withstanding the violent rigors of space travel. 

Now here's your chance to climb aboard the capsule, put on a spacesuit and learn the real stories behind the right stuff. Now you to can own a copy of this acclaimed documentary series which is available from

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Moon Machines – The Saturn V Rocket

Moon Machines (2008) Part 1: The Saturn V Rocket by aamirmalik1973
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