The scientific tourist #116 — the H-1 engine

This week’s image comes to you from the New Mexico Museum of Space History in Alamagordo, New Mexico — it’s an H-1 rocket engine:

The H-1 (based on an earlier design) was originally developed for the Saturn I, and later flown on the Saturn IB, then retired. Eight H-1 engines burning kerosene and liquid oxygen were used to power the S-IB first stage of these rockets — lifting the first Apollos into orbit, as well as the Skylab crews.

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