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Name of Image: Saturn-Nova Comparison
MIX #: 9902050
NIX #: 9902050 MSFC-9902050
Date of Image: 1962-04-01
Category: Early Program Development

Full Description: In this 1962 artist's concept , a proposed Nova rocket, shown at right, is compared to a Saturn C-1, left, and a Saturn C-5, center. The Marshall Space Flight Center directed studies of Nova configuration from 1960 to 1962 as a means of achieving a marned lunar landing with a direct flight to the Moon. Various configurations of the vehicle were examined, the largest being a five-stage vehicle using eight F-1 engines in the first stage. Although the program was effectively cancelled in 1962 when NASA planners selected the lunar-orbital rendezvous mode, the proposed F-1 engine was eventually used to propel the first stage of the Saturn V launch vehicle in the Apollo Program.
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Keywords: Saturn, Nova
MSFC Negative Number: 9902050
Reference Number: MSFC-75-SA-4105-2C
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