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5 reasons the Saturn V Rocket is most Impressive Engineered Vehicle Ever!

Updated on July 3, 2014
Piloting this machine is way cooler than being a rock star. By the way, you might get to walk on the moon!
Piloting this machine is way cooler than being a rock star. By the way, you might get to walk on the moon!

#5 Perfection is not Improved Upon

The space shuttle design is going back to something reminiscent of my beloved rocket. It has been over 5 decades and we're forced to fundamentally return to the brilliant designs of yesteryear. The Saturn 5 lacked only re-usable booster rockets, just about the only fundamental improvement of the next rocket. Even so, a defense could be made based on economies of scale; the design of the Saturn Rockets occurred at a time when single-use made sense. It was a race against the USSR, after all!

#4 Unique Beauty

The appearance is elegant even though form followed function. The Saturn 1 is just magnificent to behold, we can relate even now so many years later. JFK indeed knew beauty when he saw it!
The appearance is elegant even though form followed function. The Saturn 1 is just magnificent to behold, we can relate even now so many years later. JFK indeed knew beauty when he saw it!

#3 Raw Power

The sheer power of the rocket beat the ass of earth's gravity once for all ages
The sheer power of the rocket beat the ass of earth's gravity once for all ages

#2 Necessity and #1 Quality

NECESSARY: The mission of Apollo 11 needed the Saturn V rocket to become the ultimate in human achievement in almost two millennia.
NECESSARY: The mission of Apollo 11 needed the Saturn V rocket to become the ultimate in human achievement in almost two millennia.
BIG TIME QUALITY: The scale of the machine is practically unmatched. Amazing such an undertaking actually WORKED. It worked awesome! It has a better record than its successor the infamous Space Shuttle.
BIG TIME QUALITY: The scale of the machine is practically unmatched. Amazing such an undertaking actually WORKED. It worked awesome! It has a better record than its successor the infamous Space Shuttle.

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    Vampsdes 4 years ago from Missouri, US

    You have some incredible pictures here, very interesting to see.

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