I suppose the Apollo 18, 19 and 20 missions were canceled with their rockets and spacecrafts already build. Is this correct?
The ships and one Saturn 5 were used in the Apollo-Soyuz and Skylab missions, but two Saturn 5 were wasted. This makes me think the rocket is just a small fraction of one Apollo mission. How much of a mission cost represent the ship and the rocket?
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Post by PhantomWolf on Jul 29, 2005 23:55:20 GMT -4
Well I don't know about wasted, one of them is on display outside Mission Control in Houston and has just been given a million dollar restore. Other bits and pices, including LM's are in various musems I believe.
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And the other Saturn 5 is on display in the Saturn Center museum at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. There is also a LM on display there but it may be a mockup - not sure. I dimly recall that the cost of the fuelled launch vehicle was about 80% of the cost of the whole spacecraft - does it seem likely that the LM/CSM represented 20%?
covers the disposition of Saturn 5 hardware. The author has an article in the current "Spaceflight" magazine going into a lot of detail on the provenance of a J-2 rocket motor in the London Science Museum.
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I velieve that apollosaturn.com has a picture of a SII-SIVB interstage being used as a storage hut...the only surviving piece like that I've seen... Haven't seen an S1C-SII interstage still existing... Dave