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Posted: 9/24/2004 4:14:18 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 4:15:46 PM EST
Why not ? Has a better record than the shuttle !
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 4:17:37 PM EST
Not me man! I build 'em every day but wouldn't ride one for anything!

The Space Shuttle External Tank is built on the Saturn tooling. I used to build those too. That is one huge mofo!
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 6:35:23 PM EST

The phrase "Ride of a lifetime" sort of comes to mind.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 6:38:03 PM EST
Hell yeah! That would have to be one wild ride. What, 5 million lbs of thrust? Something like that. That would make you leave your wife.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 6:39:50 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 6:44:04 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/24/2004 6:44:34 PM EST by ColonelKlink]
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 6:44:52 PM EST
IN.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 6:46:54 PM EST
hell yeah!

i'd like to complain about the death of the space program in the 70s.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 6:49:06 PM EST
Oh yeah!



I'm perpetually jealous of my fiancee because she has actually seen Saturn V launches. Being IN one would be a unimaginable thrill of a lifetime.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 6:50:09 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 6:51:27 PM EST
I couldn't afford the fuel ....

MT
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 6:54:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/24/2004 6:56:03 PM EST by ColonelKlink]
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 6:55:12 PM EST
I'd eat out Janet Reno for a ticket.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 6:56:47 PM EST
It gets really bad gas mileage. Can I bring it in the carpool lane?
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 6:57:45 PM EST

Originally Posted By ColonelKlink:

yea but 3 good men died on a saturn 1b.



Bad wiring in the command module, nothing to do with the booster.


Saturn V has a perfect operational record, which is amazing, considering the breakneck development and truncated testing done to get that thing in the air, or out of the air, as it were.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 6:58:56 PM EST

Originally Posted By bblake00:
I'd eat out Janet Reno for a ticket.



I'd have a threesome with Hillary and Feinstein for a ticket
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 7:10:16 PM EST
Saturn V, big deal, they weren't that impressive compared to the X-Wings we flew " a long long time ago...... .er... sorry, wrong reality!

I must say that the specs on the F1 engine are amazing!



Manufacturer Name: F-1. Designer: Rocketdyne. Developed in: 1959. Application: . Used on stages: Jarvis-1, Nova 2 F-1 Module, Nova 59-4-1, Nova 59-4-2, Nova 60-8-1, Nova 9L-1, Nova 9L-2, Nova A-1, Nova B-1, Nova NASA-1, Nova NASA-2, Saturn IC, Saturn IC C-3B, Saturn IC C-4B, Saturn IC C-5A, Saturn IC-Flat Bulkhead, Saturn MLV 5-23L-0, Saturn MS-IC-1A. Used on launch vehicles: Jarvis, Nova 4L, Nova 8L, Nova 8L Mod, Nova 9L, Nova A, Nova B, Nova C, Nova D, Nova NASA, Saturn C-3, Saturn C-3B, Saturn C-3BN, Saturn C-4, Saturn C-4B, Saturn C-5, Saturn C-5N, Saturn C-8, Saturn INT-20, Saturn INT-21, Saturn MLV-V-1A, Saturn MLV-V-4(S. Propellants: Lox/Kerosene Thrust(vac): 789,324 kgf. Thrust(vac): 7,740.50 kN. Isp: 304 sec. Isp (sea level): 265 sec. Burn time: 161 sec. Mass Engine: 8,391 kg. Diameter: 3.72 m. Length: 5.64 m. Chambers: 1. Chamber Pressure: 70.00 bar. Area Ratio: 16.00. Oxidizer to Fuel Ratio: 2.27. Thrust to Weight Ratio: 94.07. Country: USA. Status: Out of Production. First Flight: 1967. Last Flight: 1973. Flown: 65. References: 225 .
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 7:10:56 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 7:11:55 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 7:20:06 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 7:21:20 PM EST

Originally Posted By TheHappyBlaster:

Originally Posted By ColonelKlink:

yea but 3 good men died on a saturn 1b.



Bad wiring in the command module, nothing to do with the booster.....



and a pure oxygen atmosphere, and a design flaw in the escape hatch.
All of these were corrected before the next mission....

Sooo, if you got a later model unit fueled and ready, when and where should I be to get suited up????
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 7:23:34 PM EST

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By bblake00:
I'd eat out Janet Reno for a ticket.



I'd have a threesome with Hillary and Feinstein for a ticket



With video.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 7:23:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By DVDTracker:
If you go down to Kennedy Space Center, you'll find the Saturn V housed indoors now. It's HUGE!!!

www.petenelson.com/Photos/Vacations/Orlando%2C%20August%202004/Kennedy%20Space%20Center/Saturn%20V%2001.jpg

www.petenelson.com/Photos/Vacations/Orlando%2C%20August%202004/Kennedy%20Space%20Center/Saturn%20V%2002.jpg



Yeah - I went to the new facility a few years ago, and it is AWESOME !!

Link Posted: 9/24/2004 7:25:41 PM EST
I'd give my left nut.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 7:29:21 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/24/2004 7:31:17 PM EST by IamtheNRA]
The Saturn V is the most powerful machine ever built, bar none...7.5 MILLION POUNDS of thrust...and just think, we built those fuckers back in the 1960s!!!

BTW...HELL YEAH I would take a ride in one!!!
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 7:34:33 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 8:11:55 PM EST

Originally Posted By RED_5:
Saturn V, big deal, they weren't that impressive compared to the X-Wings we flew " a long long time ago...... .er... sorry, wrong reality!

I must say that the specs on the F1 engine are amazing!

www.boeing.com/defense-space/space/rdyne/sightsns/images/f1hm_s.gif

Manufacturer Name: F-1. Designer: Rocketdyne. Developed in: 1959. Application: . Used on stages: Jarvis-1, Nova 2 F-1 Module, Nova 59-4-1, Nova 59-4-2, Nova 60-8-1, Nova 9L-1, Nova 9L-2, Nova A-1, Nova B-1, Nova NASA-1, Nova NASA-2, Saturn IC, Saturn IC C-3B, Saturn IC C-4B, Saturn IC C-5A, Saturn IC-Flat Bulkhead, Saturn MLV 5-23L-0, Saturn MS-IC-1A. Used on launch vehicles: Jarvis, Nova 4L, Nova 8L, Nova 8L Mod, Nova 9L, Nova A, Nova B, Nova C, Nova D, Nova NASA, Saturn C-3, Saturn C-3B, Saturn C-3BN, Saturn C-4, Saturn C-4B, Saturn C-5, Saturn C-5N, Saturn C-8, Saturn INT-20, Saturn INT-21, Saturn MLV-V-1A, Saturn MLV-V-4(S. Propellants: Lox/Kerosene Thrust(vac): 789,324 kgf. Thrust(vac): 7,740.50 kN. Isp: 304 sec. Isp (sea level): 265 sec. Burn time: 161 sec. Mass Engine: 8,391 kg. Diameter: 3.72 m. Length: 5.64 m. Chambers: 1. Chamber Pressure: 70.00 bar. Area Ratio: 16.00. Oxidizer to Fuel Ratio: 2.27. Thrust to Weight Ratio: 94.07. Country: USA. Status: Out of Production. First Flight: 1967. Last Flight: 1973. Flown: 65. References: 225 .


Got that thing next to my apartment.

CW
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 8:13:53 PM EST
Hell no! Aerospace QA sucks these days.

CW
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 8:21:51 PM EST
I have engineering friends who claim the USA no longer possesses the manufacturing resources to again produce the Saturn V. Too many heavy industries have moved overseas.

On a side note a friend from the airport recently passed away. He was at JPL all during the Voyager and Mariner probe constructs. He worked with materials and accomplished things I can only dream of but it DID cost him his life as brain tumors killed him suspected to be linked to his handling of everything from Plutonium for RTGs (radio isotope thermal generators) to hydrazine rocket fuels.

And yes, I would take the ride if offered. Planerench out.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 8:24:22 PM EST
I can't believe that hardly anyone likes pie in this poll.

Link Posted: 9/24/2004 8:28:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By IamtheNRA:
7.5 MILLION POUNDS of thrust...



...This adds new meaning to the phrase "More thrusts per squeeze."

Jesus, to imagine, you have the power of about the number of cars in a small metropolitan city at your command; it could make one smile.
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 8:35:16 PM EST
Ohh HELL YEAH ! In a frickin heartbeat !!!

Saw the one in the visitors center at Kennedy a few years back,

You walk through that door, and talk about your jaw just drops that's one big sumbitch !

Entirely too cool
Link Posted: 9/24/2004 9:15:50 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/24/2004 9:18:36 PM EST by PeteCO]
56 million horsepower. An amazing machine.

41,700 MEGAWATTS.

In comparison, the nuclear power plant of the USS Enterprise Aircraft Carrier, generates 300,000HP.

Not very fuel efficient, though. This thing pushes 15 tons of propellant per second. Ouch.


<pedant mode:on>
The correct terminology is 7.5 million pounds-force of thrust, not "pounds of thrust". One of the advantages of the MKS system is that mass and force have different terms (force=Newtons).
<pedant mode:off>
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 9:24:11 AM EST

Originally Posted By QCMGR:
Saturn V rocket, who would go for a ride in one?

I would consider an Apollo CM but I would think that riding inside a Saturn Rocket would expose you to the cryogenic fuel and oxidizer and as such would leave you frozen solid. (Not to mention the risk of being sucked into a turbo pump). Therefore, I would have to say no.




Smartass
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 10:04:19 AM EST
Wernher Von Braun's ultimate dream. I still wonder what the American space program would've been without him?

Truly, a magnificent beast.
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 10:20:20 AM EST
It's been a few years since I was there, longer since I took the bus tour. It's inside a building now? Mixed feelings about that but I guess it will preserve it better. I remember taking so long to walk around it I had to catch a ride on a different bus. Awesome machine -

*I would go*
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 3:46:14 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 7:42:13 PM EST
Would I take that ride? You bet your sweet bippy I'd ride that monster! Just think the first five minutes of the launch in the Apollo 13 movie. What a roman candle!

Kick the tires...and LIGHT the fires! Wooohooo!
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 8:00:21 PM EST
Oh hell YEAH I would!
Think of the T-shirts and bumperstickers you could come up with!

"Fly Saturn V and piss off an eco-terrorist"
"My other car is a Saturn V" <-- I'd LOVE to have that on my car
"My friend rode a Saturn V and all I got was this lousy t-shirt" <-- ubiquitous
"Saturn V: 1000 Gallons/Mile of fun" (whatever the real numbers would be)

etc etc
Link Posted: 9/25/2004 8:00:58 PM EST
Geezus, what a dumb question. Would I go? In less than half a nanosecond! Forsake wife, kids, money, home, anything and everything. Light the fuse.
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