SA-500F Full-Scale Saturn V Mock Up at John F. Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A
SA-500F Saturn V Mock Up at Launch Complex 39A
Merritt Island (Fla.)
Kennedy Space Center
John F. Kennedy Space Center
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
Apollo Project (U.S.)
Before rolling a functional Apollo-Saturn launch vehicle, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) used a full-scale mock up made from "boilerplate" parts to test assembly and rolling the rocket to the pad. SA-500F also was used for a propellant transfer "wet" test although the rocket was inert. The foreground of the photograph shows the propellant tank farm and water pressure systems.
Original black and white photographic print, June 28, 1966: Private Collection of Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.
Fowler, Calvin D.
Is Format Of
Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print, June 28, 1966.
Is Part Of
Dr. Calvin Fowler Collection, Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
1 black and white photographic print
John F. Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A, Merritt Island, Florida
Originally owned by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.
Copyright to this resource is held by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.
"500-F-A Dress Rehearsal." National Aeronautics and Space Administration. http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/SP-4204/ch15-4.html.