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Clear Lake City in Houston in Harris County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

F-1 Engine: Power for the Rocket

 
 
F-1 Engine: Power for the Rocket Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 5, 2019
1. F-1 Engine: Power for the Rocket Marker
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F-1 Engine: Power for the Rocket
A cluster of five engines like this one powered the first stage of the Saturn V rocket. The "V" in the name Saturn V is the Roman numeral 5 which correlates to the five powerful engines.

F-1 engines provided the power to lift the Saturn V rocket for Apollo test flights, manned flights to the Moon, and the launch of the Skylab space station.

These engines lifted the Saturn V to an altitude of about 38 miles (61 km) and about 6,000 miles (9,700 km) per hour.

Height: 19 feet (5.8.m)
Diameter: 12.3 feet (3.75 m)
Propellants: liquid oxygen and kerosene
Thrust: 1.5 million pounds-force (6.7 MN)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 29° 33.27′ N, 95° 5.625′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. It is in Clear Lake City. Marker can be reached from Second Street south of Avenue D, on the left when traveling south. The marker is located just outside the Saturn V displayed at Johnson Space Center.
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Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Houston TX 77058, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Mercury-Redstone: Putting the First Americans in Space (here, next to this marker); J-2 Engine: Versatile Sidekick (here, next to this marker); H-1 Engine: A Powerful Start (a few steps from this marker); Little Joe II (a few steps from this marker); Little Joe II and BP-22: Safety First (within shouting distance of this marker); Saturn V Rocket (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center (about 500 feet away); Apollo Mission Control Center (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Houston.
 
F-1 Engine: Power for the Rocket Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 5, 2019
2. F-1 Engine: Power for the Rocket Marker
The marker is attached to the F-1 Engine, to the right of the Mercury-Redstone rocket.
Five F-1 Engines on the nearby Saturn V image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 5, 2019
3. Five F-1 Engines on the nearby Saturn V
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 17, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 17, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Accra, Ghana.

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