Saturn V Rocket Research Paper

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"We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard" (John Kennedy). Men from many nations have been trying to get to the moon since the middle of the cold war. In the year 1969, landing a person on the moon became one of the greatest scientific accomplishments ever. One of the reasons for being such a great accomplishment was the new technologies that needed to be made and utilized. One of the new technologies was the new F-1 rocket engines, developed by Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne, that were needed for the Saturn V rocket. For example, "Despite the similarities in functions, there was such a quantum jump in size that some things simply could not be scaled up from the earlier smaller engines" (Davies). The fact that the Saturn V engines were only bigger versions of previously built rockets is acceptable because it made the giant engines easier to build. They needed to be easy to build because if there were any setbacks the Russians may have beat the Americans to the moon. The engines were so big that the sheer size developed a bad symptom called the "Pogo" effect. Another one of the new instruments was the LM, or Lunar Module. The lander had "heat-resistant nickel-steel alloy, 0.0021072 millimeters (0.0000833 inches) thick" (National Air and Space Museum). The original design for…show more content…
It became so great when Armstrong spoke the first words ever said on the moon, "That 's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind" (Armstrong). These were the first and most important words that anyone had ever said on the moon. The words are important because they make clear that landing on the moon was a big accomplishment, but was still only a small step and that space flight would still continue to expand and advance. In addition the moon was not what the world expected it to

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