The F-1 was the most powerful rocket engine ever built (Photo: NASA)
The F-1 engine sent the Apollo Moon missions into space (Photo: NASA)
F-1 engine stats (Photo: NASA)
A detailed drawing of the F-1 engine (Photo: NASA)
A legendary Space Age rocket engine that sent mankind to the Moon in 1969 may be brought back to power humanity’s return to that celestial body. Under a NASA request, Dynetics Inc of Huntsville, Alabama has submitted a proposal apparently studying the feasibility of reviving the F-1 rocket engine technology. Previously used to power the first stage of the Saturn V rocket that launched the Apollo missions to the Moon, it could now find use in NASA’s planned Space Launch System (SLS) due to enter service in 2017.
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