21 May 2009
There is only one upright model of a Saturn V Moon Rocket. It’s right here in Huntsville, and it’s next to the first Saturn V ever built. (The real one is in a building to protect it!). The rocket that took man to the Moon is 363 feet high. That’s 36 stories.
It’s one of only three remaining, and is a priceless object of history. For my readers in other states, and other countries, it’s well worth a visit. The U.S. Space and Rocket Center is also located here, and is the home of Space Camp.
The Saturn 5 was built here in Huntsville and many residents still remember their windows rattling as the GIANT engines were tested in the mid 1960’s.
Walking through the Davidson Center is a truly awe inspiring experience. I am very lucky to have met two people who rode one of these beasts to the Moon.
WHNT -TV, the TV station I work for, installed a high definition camera at the top of the Saturn. I thought you might enjoy seeing a time lapse of Sunset from the top of the rocket. Taken on Wednesday evening 20 May 2009.
The photos are mine.