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Large as the A large rocket, though not as Nova, would send into orbit a lunar spaceship carrying astronauts and a lunar landing craft. After circling the Earth a few times, the two linked They would craft arrive would rocket and orbit the landing would be attempted. Moon. to the Moon before a The two-stage Moon landing craft would separate from the spaceship and make a rocket-powered landing. ) completion of surface explorations by the astronauts, the lower portion of the landing craft would serve as a launch platform for the upper ascent stage.

2 The five J- engines burned liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen to produce a combined thrust of about million pounds. the S-IC left off. The It s-n's job i would begin where would propel the Saturn V to an altitude of about 100 miles and a velocity of about 17,400 mph. The third, functions. or s-ivb, stage would have two Using liquid hydrogen and oxygen propellants and a single thrust J-2 engine, the s-ivb liquid 238,000-pound would bum for two minutes to propel the spacecraft section of the vehicle into proper orbit.

The launch escape system, the entire package would stand 82 first, feet tall. Added to the second, and third stages of the Saturn V, the entire vehicle consist of would stand 363 more than 6 million feet tall parts — and nearly all of which had to work perfecdy to achieve a successful trip to the 58 Moon. CHAPTER SIX TRAGEDY AND TRIUMPH The pieces were nearly all in and method for traveling Moon to place. The route and landing on the had been chosen. The launch vehicle and spacecraft were receiving the finishing touches.

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