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Name of Image: Nova Launch Vehicle
MIX #: 9801756
NIX #: 9801756 MSFC-9801756
Date of Image: 1961-11-01
Category: Early Program Development

Full Description: This artist's concept illustrates the Module Nova concept - Solid C-3 Basis. From 1960 to 1962, the Marshall Space Flight Center considered the Nova launch vehicle as a means to achieve a marned lunar landing with a direct flight to the Moon. Various configurations of the vehicle were examined. The latest configuration was a five-stage vehicle using eight F-1 engines in the first stage. Although the program was canceled after NASA planners selected the lunar/orbital rendezvous mode, the proposed F-1 engine would eventually be used in the Apollo Program to propel the first stage of the Saturn V launch vehicle.
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Keywords: Nova Launch Vehicle
MSFC Negative Number: 9801756
Reference Number: MSFC-75-SA-4105-2C
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