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Huntsville in Madison County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Saturn V

 
 
Saturn V Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 22, 2011
1. Saturn V Marker
Inscription. Used during the Apollo Lunar Landing Program of the 1960's and 1970's, the Saturn V rocket remains the largest, most powerful rocket ever built.

This full scale mock up was completed in July 1999 to serve as the focal point for the 30th anniversary celebration of the first manned lunar landing.

The U.S. Space & Rocket Center dedicates this replica to the memory of Dr. Wernher von Braun and to the brave men and women who helped make the dreams of spaceflight a reality.

The Apollo Moon program remains one of the greatest scientific achievements in the history of the United States. Of all the artifacts that represent the triumph and glory of the golden Apollo years, none stands taller than the Saturn V rocket. It is an enduring symbol of the passion, courage and pioneering spirit of the American people.

At over 363 feet tall, the Saturn V stands higher than a 36-story building, and generated over 7,500,000 pounds of thrust at liftoff. That's enough power to launch 40 Boeing 747 jet airplanes.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 34° 42.67′ N, 86° 39.352′ W. Marker is in Huntsville, Alabama, in Madison County. Marker can be reached from
Saturn V image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 22, 2011
2. Saturn V
Tranquility Base half a mile west of Old Madison Pike NW, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Located in front of the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Tranquility Base, Huntsville AL 35805, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grissom • White • Chaffee (a few steps from this marker); Schirra • Eisele • Cunningham / Borman • Lovell • Anders (a few steps from this marker); McDivitt • Scott • Schweickart / Stafford • Young • Cernan (a few steps from this marker); Armstrong • Collins • Aldrin (a few steps from this marker); Conrad • Gordon • Bean (a few steps from this marker); Lovell • Swigert • Haise (a few steps from this marker); Shepard • Roosa • Mitchell (a few steps from this marker); Scott • Worden • Irwin (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntsville.
 
Also see . . .  U.S. Space & Rocket Center. (Submitted on October 24, 2013.)
 
Categories. Air & SpaceExplorationScience & Medicine
 
Saturn V detail image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 22, 2011
3. Saturn V detail
Saturn V donor plaques image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 22, 2011
4. Saturn V donor plaques
Dr. Fritz K. Mueller Wall image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 22, 2011
5. Dr. Fritz K. Mueller Wall
Decorations
on this side of the wall
(waterfalls, brick wall and signs)
Donated
In memory of my beloved husband
Dr. Fritz K. Mueller
Rocket Team Member
by
Ursula Mueller
Huntsville, Alabama
2011
A tribute to the Lunar Landing image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 22, 2011
6. A tribute to the Lunar Landing
"One Small Step..."
Moon Landing
July 20, 1969

Sculptor Herbert L Gonzalez
U.S. Space Camp California
Saturn V Project image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 22, 2011
7. Saturn V Project
Don Siegelman, Governor

The Saturn V Project is dedicated to those innovative individuals who contributed to one of mankind's greatest collaborative achievements... those who have since followed and those who will follow in the future.

Daniel S Goldin, NASA Administrator and Arthur G Stephenson, Director of Marshall Space Flight Center

Alabama Space Science Exhibit Commission
Mike Gillespie, Chairman
Tazewell T Shepard III, Vice Chairman
George M Beason Jr.
Bobby Bradley
Lucinda Cannon
David Davis
Tom Drake
Grady Griffin
Linda Maynor
Stan McDonald
Roy Nichols
J. Thomas Noojin
James B Odam
Harry Pennington
Gene Pospicil
Charlie Rowe
Jeff Sikes
Loretta Spencer

July 17, 1999
Davidson Center for Space Exploration image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, November 22, 2011
8. Davidson Center for Space Exploration
The Saturn V Restoration Project is dedicated to those who took lunar travel from fantasy to reality. Saturn V 500D/F housed within the Davidson Center for Space Exploration is displayed as a tribute to these pioneers' vision, intelligence, skill, and courage. May this historic rocket and its story inspire a new generation to continue the quest to explore the universe.

Governor Bob Riley
U.S. Senator Richard Shelby
U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions
U.S. Representative Robert E (Bud) Cramer (5th Congressional District)
Dr. Michael D. Griffin, NASA Administrator
Mr. David A King Director, Marshall Space Flight Center
BG (Retired) Larry R. Capps, CEO, U.S. Space and Rocket Center

U.S. Space & Rocket Center Foundation Board
Mr. Joe H. Ritch (Chair)
Ms. Cynthia McCollum (Vice Chair)
Dr. Waymon E. Burke (Secretary/Treasurer)
Mr. James L. Flinn III
Mr. Mark J. Lumer
Dr. Helen T. McAlpine
Mr. William H Stender Jr
Ms. Jennifer E. Crozier (Executive Director)

Alabama Space Science Exhibit Commission
Ms. Irma L Tuder (Chair)
Mr. James L. Flinn III (Vice Chair)
Mr, Winton M Blount III
Dr Waymon F. Burke
Mr. Joe A Collazo
Ms Marie G Cumbie
Ms Dorothy S. Davidson
Mr. James C. Haney
Ms. Anne-Marie Lacy
Col (Ret. ) roosevelt J Lewis Jr.
Col. (Ret.) albert L. Patterson III
Ms. Glenda W. Reitzell
Ms Lana C. Ritch
Mr Todd J Slyman
Mr. Jimmy Ray Smith
Mr. Arthur G Stephenson Mr. Sidney R White
Mr Daniel M Wilson

Dedicated January 31 2008
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2013, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 621 times since then and 78 times this year. Last updated on July 17, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querιtaro, Mexico. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on October 24, 2013, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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