Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Most powerful modern rocket half as powerful as 40 year-old Saturn V

SpaceX has announced plans to build the heaviest payload (53,000 kg) rocket in existence. While able to deliver a payload much greater than the Space Shuttle, the existing heavy lift champion (24,400 kg), the Falcon Heavy falls well short of the 119,000 low Earth orbit payload capacity of the 1960's Saturn V rocket, the most powerful machine ever built – and it was based on 1940s rocketry.

For those who haven't seen it, video of the Saturn V's brutal beauty.


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