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A tribute to the great achievement known as the Saturn V rocket, We present the second patch in the AGL Thrust series: ORBIT.
The Saturn V (spoken as "Saturn five") was an American human-rated expendable rocket used by NASA between 1967 and 1973. The three-stage liquid-fueled super heavy-lift launch vehicle was developed to support the Apollo program for human exploration of the Moon and was later used to launch Skylab, the first American space station. The Saturn V was launched 13 times from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida with no loss of crew or payload. As of 2017, 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 lbs), which included the third stage and unburned propellant needed to send the Apollo Command/Service Module and Lunar Module to the Moon.
To date, the Saturn V remains the only launch vehicle to launch missions to carry humans beyond low Earth orbit. A total of 15 flight-capable vehicles were built, but only 13 were flown. An additional three vehicles were built for ground testing purposes. A total of 24 astronauts were launched to the Moon, three of them twice, in the four years spanning December 1968 through December 1972.
**Fun facts of the Saturn V Rocket**
-The Saturn V was named so due to Wernher von Braun's love of the planet Saturn, and the fact that the rocket had five main engines in it's first stage.
-Five (5) Rocketdyne F-1 main engines in the S-IC first stage provided over 7,600,000 pounds (34,000 kN) of thrust.
-USGS Seismology instruments located in New York state would register spikes during Saturn V launches from Kennedy Space Center, Florida.
^ 3" diameter
^ Hook backing
^ 100% embroidered
^ Only 100 made
^ Glow in the dark