Saturn V (Original), when fully assembled, is a replica of the rocket used to launch American astronauts into space and on to the moon's surface (the Apollo program).
The correct assembly for a Saturn V rocket is as follows:
- Saturn V First Stage
- Connector Large to Large
- Saturn V Second Stage
- Saturn V Third Stage
- Lunar Module Descent (Optional)
- Lunar Module Ascent (Optional)
- Saturn V Payload Fairing
- Apollo Service Module
- Crew Module Dockable
- Crew Escape Tower
- As of 2018, the Saturn V remains the tallest, heaviest, and most powerful (highest total impulse) rocket ever brought to operational status, and holds records for the heaviest payload launched and largest payload capacity to low Earth orbit (LEO) of 140,000 kg (310,000 lb), which included the third stage and unburned propellant needed to send the Apollo Command/Service Module and Lunar Module to the Moon.
- Its Russian counterpart was N1-LK-LOK, which failed four times.