F-1 is the most powerful rocket engine that NASA has ever built. Recently, NASA has fired a "gas generator" of a F-1 rocket engine 40 years later.

What are you thinking?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (Rate This)
Loading...Loading...

F-1 is the most powerful rocket engine that the U.S. space agency NASA has ever built. NASA used this most powerful rocket engine last time in 1972 for its Skylab space mission. After more than 40 years, NASA has fired a “gas generator” of a F-1 rocket engine once more.


F-1 Rocket Engine Fired

F-1 rocket engine was built in 1950s. It is a single-chamber liquid-fueled rocket engine with 1.5 million pounds (6.7 MN) of thrust. This engine was originally used in the Saturn V rocket for NASA’s Skylab and Apollo program. With five F-1 engines, Saturn V first launched in 1967 and launched last time for space with F-1 engines in 1972. Each F-1 engine has the capability to burn 3,357 gallons (12,710 liters) of propellant every second. F-1 turbine spins at 5,500 RPM and produces 55,000 horsepower and hence it drives over 40,000 gallons of fuel into the F-1 combustion chamber every minute. The interesting thing is more than 50 years have passed since F-1 rocket engine built, till now it is the largest and most powerful single-chamber liquid-fueled rocket engine that NASA has ever created. After 1972, this F-1 engine was never fired.

Disassemble Of Saturn V F-1 Rocket Engine
Refurbish Of Saturn V F-1 Rocket Engine
Gas Generator Of Saturn V F-1 Rocket Engine
Saturn V F-1 Engine
Saturn V F-1 Rocket Engine

A team of young NASA engineers at Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama recently got the rare opportunity to disassemble the F-1, analyze its components, and refurbish the engine anew. The young generation of engineers also reassembled and fired the gas generator of F-1 and experienced 31,000 pounds of thrust first hand. The question is “Why NASA fired the F-1 engine once again after such long time? Is NASA checking whether the F-1 engines are working fine or not? Or does the agency have any plan to use these powerful engines in further missions?”

Well, NASA fired the gas generator of F-1 engine once again because the space agency is investigating the best approach to build engines for its Space Launch System so that the next-generation rocket could carry astronauts to Mars and other planets swiftly. Here’s a video. Have a look.

Source: NASA, NASA (YouTube)
Thanks To: Extreme Tech

Buy Cheapest Related Product From Amazon.com


Anonymous Hacked Govenrment Website, Threatened To Leak Confidential Information Over Swartz

Guess Who Took The Internet Speed Title In 2012? Hong Kong!
You can also press the left/right arrow key on your keyboard to go to previous/next post

Tags: ,

  On January 27, 2013(1 year, 10 months ago.)

Recent Products

Buy Now | Compare  
Buy Now | Compare  
Buy Now | Compare  
Buy Now | Compare  
Compare  

What Do You Think?

Loading Disqus Comments ...
Loading Facebook Comments ...

Recent Search

Recent Tutorials

This tutorial is about showing you how to turn off location in Facebook of your Android devices.
My tutorial is for those who wants to delete those history partially or fully or to disable those if they want.
This tutorial will show you how to stop those videos in your Android mobile not to play automatically.
This tutorial will help you to Disable Auto-Update Of Android Apps in your Android Device. The steps are quite easy to execute.
This tutorial will help you to clear search history from your Google Play Store in your Android Device. The steps are quite easy to execute.
This tutorial is about restoring your deleted WhatsApp chat history in Android for at most 7 days data.
Today I am going to show you how to save places in Android Google Maps and then retrieving those places in Google Maps from any devices.
Do you know that you can turn a shoe box into a phone projector? Don't believe this? See for yourself inside.
Apple has published a new guide detailing how Android users will be able to switch their contents from Android to iPhone.
The trick will let you to check your Facebook messages in the original app without downloading Messenger and it works with both iPhone or Android phone.
Close You Have To Login
User:
Pass:
Login With »Login With TwitterLogin With Facebook