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Super Stellar Friday - The Saturn V Rocket

July’s Super Stellar Friday will feature a talk on the Saturn V Rocket led by one of the Discovery Center’s Volunteer Educators, Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom. The talk will include a history, alternative history, and the engineering behind the Saturn V Rocket. Carl will also explore early studies for the rocket, the Saturn B - 1958, how the Saturn V worked, why it is called the Saturn V, the layout, where it could have gone, the enormous cost of the project, the nuclear upper stages, low and high gear, the strap-on boosters and much more. Is there a possibility of building a rocket like the Saturn V again? Should we? Come check out Carl’s talk to find out!

A short history of the Saturn V Rocket:

The Saturn V Rocket is one of the largest rockets ever built, and a marvel of engineering. Hard-won lessons in how rockets work (and how they fail) were applied to build a vehicle which could push 45 tons of men and equipment all the way to the Moon! About a dozen were built; each of them hand-crafted and assembled by thousands of master welders, metal workers, machinists, electricians, and computer programmers - backed by hundreds of thousands of support staff and suppliers.

Doors open at 6:30 PM and our program will begin at 7 PM.

Doors close at 9:30 PM.

The all-inclusive price for Super Stellar Friday at the Discovery Center is $11.50 for adults, $10.50 for students and seniors, $8.50 for children 12 and under, and free for members. Pending clear skies, our observatory will be open and members of the NH Astronomical Society will be outside the Discovery Center at dusk with telescopes pointed to the sky, ready to share their knowledge and views from their telescopes for free.

Earlier Event: July 5
Take Flight!
Later Event: July 6
The Little Star That Could