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Marshall Space Flight Center, Saturn Propulsion & Structural Test Facility, East Test Area, Huntsville, Madison County, AL



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HB46749
General View Looking South At The Saturn I Static Test Stand


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Location
East Test Area, Huntsville%25252525252525252Bvicinity, AL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AL-129-D
National Register Number: 85002804

Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. GENERAL VIEW LOOKING SOUTH AT THE SATURN I STATIC TEST STAND. NOTE THE FIRST STAGE OF THE SATURN I ROCKET ON DISPLAY TO THE LEFT OF THE TEST STAND.
2. CLOSE-UP VIEW LOOKING SOUTH AT THE SATURN I TEST STAND, NOTE THE INTERPRETIVE SIGN EXPLAINING THE HISTORIC NATURE OF THE SATURN I TEST STAND.
3. PERSPECTIVE VIEW LOOKING SOUTHEAST OF THE SATURN I TEST. NOTE THE GANTRY CRANE USED TO MANEUVER ROCKETS INTO THE TEST STAND.
4. PERSPECTIVE VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST AT THE TEST STAND, NOTE THE SERVICE AND SUPPORT BUILDINGS TO THE LEFT AND RIGHT OF THE TEST STAND.
5. VIEW LOOKING NORTH AWAY FROM THE SATURN I TEST STAND LOOKING AT THE OBSERVATION AND CONTROL BUNKER. NOTE THE SATURN V AND SATURN I STRUCTURAL TEST FACILITIES IN THE BACKGROUND.
6. CLOSE-UP VIEW OF THE FIRST STAGE OF THE SATURN I ROCKET, SHOWING A DETAIL VIEW OF THE ENGINE CLUSTER. THE SATURN I ROCKET WAS THE FIRST UNITED STATES ROCKET TO HAVE MULTIPLE ENGINES ON A SINGLE STAGE.
7. SOUTHEAST ELEVATION OF STATIC TEST TOWER.
8. STATIC TEST TOWER - NORTHWEST ELEVATION FROM THE POWER PLANT TEST STAND.
9. STATIC TEST TOWER FLAME DEFLECTOR ON WEST SIDE.
10. STATIC TEST TOWER CLOSE-UP OF COOLING PIPES OF FLAME DEFLECTOR PIT ON NORTH ELEVATION.
11. EAST ELEVATION OF STATIC TEST TOWER LOOKING DOWN THE FLAME TRENCH AND INTO THE FLAME DEFLECTOR.
12. STATIC TEST TOWER - SOUTHEAST SIDE CLOSE-UP OF SWING ARM AMD PLATFORM FOR FLAME DEFLECTOR PIT.
13. TOP OF STATIC TEST TOWER VIEW OF STEEL TRUSS STRUCTURE AND OVERHEAD CRANE.
14. TOP OF STATIC TEST TOWER CLOSE-UP OF OVERHEAD CRANE CARRIAGE AND HOOK.
15. STATIC TEST TOWER VIEW LOOKING DOWN AND OUT TOWARDS THE EAST FROM THE OVERHEAD CRANE LOFT.
16. STATIC TEST TOWER REMOVABLE FLOOR LEVEL VIEW OF FLOOR THAT FOLDS BACK TO ALLOW ROCKET PLACEMENT.
17. STATIC TEST TOWER - VIEW LOOKING DOWN FROM REMOVABLE WALKWAY LEVEL - LOOKING AT TEST CELLS AND GRILL OVER FLAME DEFLECTOR.
18. STATIC TEST TOWER - VIEW FROM REMOVABLE LEVEL DOWN TOWARDS GANTRY CRANE AND THREE TEST CELLS.
19. STATIC TEST TOWER EAST SIDE - ENGINE CLAMPS AND TEST CELLS.
20. UNCOVERED TEST CELL AT THE STATIC TEST TOWER ON THE WEST SIDE WHERE F-1 ENGINE WAS TESTED.
21. STATIC TEST TOWER RING THAT LOCKS TEST ENGINE IN PLACE ON WEST SIDE.
22. STATIC TEST TOWER VIEW OF TEST CELLS AND F-1 TEST LOCK DOWN FOR ENGINE.
23. STATIC TEST TOWER DETAIL SHOWING MELTED TEST CELL.
24. CLOSE-UP OF MOUNT FOR F-1 ENGINE ON STATIC TEST TOWER WITH STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS TEST STAND IN DISTANCE.
25. STATIC TEST TOWER WEST SIDE - STANDING ON FLAME DEFLECTOR GRILL LOOKING UP TOWARDS F-1 ENGINE SET UP.
26. STATIC TEST TOWER CONTROL PANELS AT REAR OF TOWER UNDERNEATH SHED ROOF.
27. STATIC TEST TOWER CLOSE-UP VIEW OF CONTROL PANEL AT REAR OF TOWER UNDER SHED ROOF.
28. ENGINE CLUSTER OF 1ST STAGE OF A SATURN I ROCKET ENGINE LOCATED ON NORTH SIDE OF STATIC TEST STAND.
29. SATURN ROCKET ENGINE LOCATED ON NORTH SIDE OF STATIC TEST STAND - DETAILS OF THE EXPANSION NOZZLE.
30. SKETCH OF THE PROPOSED TEST STAND FOR THE ORDNANCE GUIDED MISSILE CENTER AT REDSTONE ARSENAL (PRE-DATING NASA). JUNE, 1951, HANS LUEHRSEN COLLECTION, MSFC MASTER PLANNING OFFICE.
31. VIEW LOOKING EAST DOWN THE FLAME TRENCH OF THE STATIC TEST TOWER AS A JUPITER ROCKET IS BEING HOISTED INTO POSITION. DATE AND PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN, MSFC PHOTO LAB.
32. VIEW LOOKING EAST AT THE STATIC TEST TOWER WHILE A JUPITER MISSILE IS BEING POSITIONED ONTO THE TEST TOWER. DATE AND PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN, MSFC PHOTO LAB.
33. VIEW LOOKING SOUTH AT THE STATIC TEST TOWER DURING A TEST OF THE PROPULSION SYSTEM OF A JUPITER MISSILE. DATE AND PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN. FRED ORDWAY COLLECTION, U.S. SPACE AND ROCKET CENTER, HUNTSVILLE, AL.
34. VIEW LOOKING NORTHEAST AT THE STATIC TEST TOWER. MODIFICATIONS TO THE EAST SIDE OF THE TOWER ARE NEARING COMPLETION. NOTE THAT THE HORIZON HAS BEEN MODIFIED TO DISGUISE THE LOCATION. 1959, PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN, MSFC PHOTO LAB.
35. VIEW LOOKING NORTHWEST AT THE STATIC TEST TOWER. A 'DUMMY' SATURN I BOOSTER IS BEING HOISTED INTO THE TEST STAND TO TEST THE MATING OF THE BOOSTER AND THE TEST STAND. EARLY 1960, PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN, MSFC PHOTO LAB.
36. VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST AT THE STATIC TEST TOWER DURING THE FIRST 8 - ENGINE (FULL ENGINE ASSEMBLY) STATIC FIRING IN THE TEST STAND. MAY 1960, PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN, MSFC PHOTO LAB.
37. VIEW LOOKING SOUTH AT THE STATIC TEST TOWER. THIS VIEW SHOWS TWO MAJOR CHANGES TO THE STATIC TEST TOWER: THE ADDITION OF THE NASA LOGO TO THE FACADE AND THE ADDITION OF THE UPPER STAGES TO THE JUPITER MISSILE IN THE WEST POSITION ON THE TOWER TO REPRESENT THE JUNO II CONFIGURATION. 1961, PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN, FRED ORDWAY COLLECTION, U. S. SPACE AND ROCKET CENTER, HUNTSVILLE, AL.
38. VIEW LOOKING SOUTHWEST AT THE STATIC TEST TOWER DURING A FIRING OF A SATURN I BOOSTER. FEBRUARY 1961, PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN, MSFC PHOTO LAB.
39. VIEW OF CHRYSLER WORKERS LOADING A SATURN IB BOOSTER INTO THE EAST POSITION ON THE STATIC TEST TOWER. AS THE MAIN CONTRACTOR OF THE SATURN IB BOOSTER, CHRYSLER TOOK OVER OPERATIONS OF THE EAST POSITION OF THE STATIC TEST TOWER IN 1963. THAT SAME YEAR, THE WEST POSITION OF THE TEST TOWER WAS MODIFIED (AS SEEN IN THE PHOTO) FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TESTS OF THE SATURN V BOOSTER'S ENGINE, THE F-1. MARCH 1963, MSFC PHOTO LAB.
40. VIEW LOOKING SOUTH AT THE STATIC TEST STAND DURING A TEST OF AN F-1 ENGINE, DATE AND PHOTOGRAPHER UNKNOWN, MSFC PHOTO LAB.


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