Saturn V was made up of four separate sections - three parts engine and one part brain that controlled it.
- Stage 1: Five huge F-1 engines took the rocket 42 miles above the Earth in 2.5 minutes consuming 3 tons of kerosene and liquid oxygen every second.
- Stage 2: Five smaller J-2 engines, using liquid hydrogen, burned for 6 minutes to accelerate Saturn V to 15, 000 miles per hour and reach the upper atmosphere, 108 miles in altitude.
- Stage 3: A single J-2 engine burning liquid hydrogen pushed the rocket into low Earth orbit, then fired again and accelerated the spacecraft out of Earth's orbit to the moon.
- Instrument Unit: This unit housed the rocket's instrumentation and computers, pre-programmed flight commands, and steering unit.
Experience the lift-off of Saturn V for yourself, every 15 minutes the astronauts and mission control run through procedures and you can feel the rumble of the Saturn V leaving Earth.