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H-1 Engine: A Powerful Start

 
 
H-1 Engine: A Powerful Start Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 5, 2019
1. H-1 Engine: A Powerful Start Marker
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H-1 Engine: A Powerful Start
Eight H-1 engines like this one were used on Saturn I and Saturn IB rockets, the precursors to the Saturn V rocket.

Saturn IB rockets were used for Apollo spacecraft tests, the three missions of Skylab, and the Apollo-Soyuz Test Project.

The H-1 engine evolved from Jupiter ballistic missile engines.

Height: 8.8 feet (2.7 m)
Diameter: 4.9 feet (1.5 m)
Propellants: liquid oxygen and kerosene
Thrust: 205,000 pounds-force (912 kN)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & SpaceScience & Medicine.
 
Location. 29° 33.269′ N, 95° 5.618′ W. Marker is in Houston, Texas, in Harris County. Marker can be reached from Second Street south of Avenue D, on the left when traveling south. The marker is just outside the Saturn V display at Johnson Space Center. 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. J-2 Engine: Versatile Sidekick (here, next to this marker); Mercury-Redstone: Putting the First Americans in Space (a few steps from this marker);
H-1 Engine: A Powerful Start Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, October 5, 2019
2. H-1 Engine: A Powerful Start Marker
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F-1 Engine: Power for the Rocket (a few steps from this marker); Little Joe II (a few steps from this marker); Little Joe II and BP-22: Safety First (a few steps from 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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 18, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.

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Jun. 29, 2022