Each Aero-Art blueprint is digitally scanned from original, vintage NASA artwork. Artists then sharpen and define the detail and colors, and remove tears, creases, coffee stains, etc. Each pristine file is then printed on acid-free, archival 100# paper and ships rolled in a protective bag and tube with an informational label.
Built by Rocketdyne in the 1960′s & 70′s to power the mighty Saturn V into orbit, this massive engine had a 100% success rate. Five of these engines were used in the first stage of the rocket (the S1-C), providing a combined thrust of 7.5 million pounds of thrust, during its two-and-one-half-minutes of operation. Standing 18.5 feet tall by 12 feet wide, and weighing over 18,000 pounds, it was the pinnacle of engineering during the 1960′s- a time when nothing was impossible.
The mighty F-1 remains the most powerful American liquid-fuel rocket engine ever developed. The F-1 still holds the record as the largest single-chamber, single-nozzle liquid fuel engine ever flown.