Jacques' photos with the Apollo

P6122007ac Second Stage Injection Systems Before the Burning Chambers

P6122007ac Second Stage Injection Systems Before the Burning Chambers
The Saturn V second stage was powered by five Rocketdyne J-2 engines; The J-2 engine burned LOX and liquid hydrogen (LH-2), two cryogenic fuels; and took the Apollo Saturn to a speed of 15 300 MPH and an altitude of 114.5 miles; I did not notice who was t…
Added on March  4, 2009

P6122000bc Saturn V Lower Stage Boeing F1 Engines

P6122000bc Saturn V Lower Stage Boeing F1 Engines
Saturn V launched many astronauts to moon already 40 years ago! These 5 fabulous motors developped the greatest power never produced and controlled by humans consuming 15 tons of kerosene and oxygen by second!!! During the first minutes of the launch, the…
Added on March  4, 2009

P6121998ac Saturn V Boeing F1 Engines Complexity

P6121998ac Saturn V Boeing F1 Engines Complexity
The F-1 engines were able to oscillate during the first seconds of the launch, probably by automatic inside computers controls and commands, to assure the verticality of this flying cathedral!!! We viewed a spectacular IMAX movie of different launches and…
Added on March  4, 2009

P6121989ac Vehicule Assemby Building VAB

P6121989ac Vehicule Assemby Building VAB
The Vehicule Assemby Building was to build several spaceships Saturn V; It is so high and wide that it can be seen miles aroun! The size of the VAB (129,482,000 cubic feet) is given by the men working on a high scaffolding of the front wall; Enlarge the p…
Added on March  4, 2009

P6122005ac Second Stage Space Engines of Saturn V

P6122005ac Second Stage Space Engines of Saturn V
They make the spaceship leave earth attraction and inject it on a trajectory to the moon; They are powered by oxygen and hydrogen; Another technology that need not the powerful systems of stabilization of the first stage but very complex in design!! USA…
Added on March  4, 2009

P6121995ac Saturn V Last Stage Boeing F-1 Engines

P6121995ac Saturn V Last Stage Boeing F-1 Engines
This enormous part, a flying cathedral, was lost after each launch, just imagine the cost!!! These 5 J1 engines consumed 15 tons of carburant by second! The noise at departure could kill a man or any life in 10 seconds in a radius of 5 miles (8km)!!! Wiki…
Added on March  4, 2009

P6121986ac Vehicule Assemby Building VAB and Crawler Tracks

P6121986ac Vehicule Assemby Building VAB and Crawler Tracks
It needs 45 minutes to open the massive doors of this building that encloses a volume of 129,482,000 cubic feet; We see here also the gravelled tracks used by the gigantic crawler to transport the space ships to the pad of launch at 5km having on end to c…
Added on March  4, 2009