• Saturn V fitted with the Apollo lunar module on launch hold at the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral Florida.

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Space Travel

With the Apollo spacecraft fitted to its nose, NASA’s Saturn V tops out at 363 feet, nearly 60 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty’s torch. Fully fueled, the primary booster stage, second and third stage rockets weigh a whopping 3250 tons, or 6.5 million pounds. When it was first towed from hangar to launchpad it crushed the road that was specially designed to support its weight. The Saturn V remains the tallest, heaviest and most powerful space vehicle ever launched, by any country anywhere on the planet.