Space News
space history and artifacts articles

space history discussion forums

worldwide astronaut appearances

selected space history documents

  collectSPACE: Messages
  Mercury - Gemini - Apollo
  Saturn V Stages

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Saturn V Stages
NC Apollo Fan

Posts: 261
From: Belmont, NC USA
Registered: Jul 2000

posted 03-01-2004 10:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NC Apollo Fan   Click Here to Email NC Apollo Fan     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The article that Robert posted concerning the deteriorating Saturn V at JSC mentioned that the example in Florida was compiled from flyable and non-flyable stages. I had not realized that. Does anyone know which stages were (at least at one time) 'flyable?'

Also, am I correct in thinking that the LM on display in the Saturn V Center was flight-ready? If so, which mission was it slated for?




Posts: 66
From: Washington, DC
Registered: Mar 2004

posted 03-01-2004 12:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for aneedell   Click Here to Email aneedell     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
LM 9 was to have flown on Apollo 15 with astronauts David Scott and James Irwin. However, when NASA decided that Apollo 15 and subsequent flights would be outfitted with lunar roving vehicles, LM 9 was replaced with LM 10, a version modified to carry the Lunar Rover. NASA transferred ownership of LM 9 to the Smithsonian in March 1973.

Allan Needell
Space History Division
National Air and Space Museum


Posts: 1532
From: Washington, DC, USA
Registered: Apr 2003

posted 03-01-2004 12:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for micropooz   Click Here to Email micropooz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A handy link to see where spacecraft and booster artifacts are displayed is:

Ben Watson

Posts: 24
From: Jackson, MS USA
Registered: Dec 2002

posted 03-04-2004 01:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ben Watson   Click Here to Email Ben Watson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Has there been any further word on the possibility/feasability of recovering jettisoned SI-C stages from the bottom of the Atlantic?

All times are CT (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | The Source for Space History & Artifacts

Copyright 2020 All rights reserved.

Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47a