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A family of large US rockets, developed by German-born US rocket engineer Wernher von Braun for the Apollo project. The two-stage Saturn IB was used for launching Apollo spacecraft into orbit around the Earth. The three-stage Saturn V sent Apollo spacecraft to the Moon, and launched the Skylab space station. The take-off thrust of a Saturn V was 3.4 million kg. After Apollo and Skylab, the Saturn rockets were retired in favour of the space shuttle.

http://www.apollosaturn.com/ ApolloGemini project resource. There are contemporary press releases, technical reports and diagrams, and photographs. The site features a page with some truly amazing Apollo facts and figures.

Subjects: Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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