Saturn V

In this building are left over flight hardware that could have been used to go to the moon as Apollo 18 or 19, consisting of S-IC-14, S-II-15 and S-IVB-513 and CM-115.

Tour the building working from the base to the top of the 363 feet rocket. (about the height of a 36-story-tall building)

S-IC-14 (First Stage) was built from 1968-70 by Boeing at Michoud Assembly Facility, LA and would have been used for Apollo 18, planned for 1974, but cancelled. 

Closeups of the Rocketdyne F-1 Rocket Engines. Each one has over 1.5 million poinds of thrust,

Looking back from the middle of he first stage

On the side are access doors and umbilical openings for servicing, inspection, and maintenance prior to launch


The top of the S-IC and the engines of the S-II stage

Top of the S-IC from the other side


One of the five Rocketdyne J-2 liquid-fuel cryogenic rocket engines


All five Rocketdyne J-2 liquid-fuel cryogenic rocket engines on the second stage

Sway Targets on the Second Stage

Top of the S-II on left,  S-IVB on the right

S-IVB Auxiliary Propulsion System (APS) provides reaction control for the S-IVB stage.

This is S-IVB-515, Originally planned for Apollo 19





   Little Joe II with Apollo CM BP-22 on top and a Mercury on a Redstone Rocket.

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  1. Dr. Thomas R. Spilker
    February 17, 2020

    Great set of photos, thank you! The photo labeled, “This is S-IVB-515, Originally planned for Apollo 19” actually shows the business end of the S-II. The S-IVB had only one J-2 engine.

    • saturn500f
      December 15, 2020

      Thanks! I finally found your message and fixed my error.

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