The amazing system that tested the most powerful rocket engine ever

A photo of the Rocketdyne F-1 rocket engine—"the most powerful single-nozzle liquid-fueled rocket engine ever flown"—being tested at the Marshall Space Flight Center, Alabama. Five of them powered the first stage of the Saturn V. Watch and listen to all of them being tested—in Dolby 5.1 sound. It's amazing. » 7/18/14 3:34am 7/18/14 3:34am

Amazing photos from NASA's vaults show how they assembled Apollo 11

45 years ago today—on July 16, 1969—astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins launched to the Moon on top of the mightiest spaceship ever built. These amazing photos from NASA's vaults show how they built and launched that spaceship—I look at them in awe and admiration. » 7/16/14 7:07am 7/16/14 7:07am

NASA shake test for the Saturn V rocket looked ridiculous but it worked

Sometimes NASA comes up with incredibly complex solutions to extremely complex problems. Other times they come up with the simplest ones. And then there's the case of how to test the stability of an entire Saturn V rocket, which is what you can see in this hilarious video from 1966. » 7/08/14 9:13pm 7/08/14 9:13pm

NASA's Next Rocket Engine Could Be A Blast From the Past

Jeff Bezos isn't the only person interested in vintage NASA technology. Public and private entities alike are actively taking a second look at the Rocketdyne F-1 engines that helped notch Saturn V rockets as the tallest, heaviest, and most powerful rocket ever operated—even today, forty years after the demise of the… » 4/17/13 11:30am 4/17/13 11:30am

Even at Minifig Scale, This LEGO Saturn V Rocket Is Ginormous

Standing 5.76 meters (roughly 19 feet) tall and composed of nearly 120,000 bricks this recreation of the Apollo 11 mission's Saturn V rocket is as mammoth as it is detailed. LEGO Certified Professional Ryan "The BrickMan" McNaught included every detail, down the to the LEGO NASA Astrovan used to shuttle the astronauts… » 1/13/12 1:00pm 1/13/12 1:00pm