I figured now would be a good time to update you all on my adventures back in April for and conclude my other project thread. All of these pictures were taken in Huntsville Alabama in April between the 15th and 19th. We drove up in an Econoline van towing our "rocket trailer" (seen below), you can imagine the looks we got on the interstate... First on the list was a rocket fair. I'll only throw up a couple of pictures to give you an idea of the field of teams there. There was a total of 19 Universities and another 15-20 high schools. Georgia Tech (vortex shedding measurements) Vandenberg (Aerial deployed UAV) Missouri Ohio State (guidance system to hit a desired altitude) Florida Tech (My team, Low Gravity Fuel Slosh) Next, we got a free pass to the MSFC visitors center. Vertical Saturn V First stage of the Saturn V. Since this was a group of rocket nerds, we spent 45 minutes looking over this F1 engine from a Saturn V and figuring out how it works. Injector plate Cooling tubes The F1 engine with the lower bell removed. Stats on the F1. Side of engine with fuel manifold. The fuel flows in at the top right, down the large tube that wraps around the edge of the bell, back up the cooling tubes and into the injectors. Other side. I believe this is a J2 engine injector. Same engine with some of the nozzle removed so you can see the cooling channels. They were nice enough to cut open the tubes so we could get a good look at the fuel pump and turbine. Second stage of the Saturn V. Some stats on the Ares V. Yea, the Ares V is a little larger than the Saturn 5 on the right....! A mock up of the new Orion Crew Module. Outside of the OCM. I don't recall exactly what this was for, but it is for some testing on the skin of a rocket and was covered with tons of strain gauges. A model of the Saturn V they used for doing wind tunnel testing, look carefully as the holes all over it, there were hundreds of tubes coming out of this for all sorts of measurements. A bunch of decommissioned missiles from the US. What missile collection be with out an old buzz bomb?? \ The rocket on the Left is a Saturn IB, the right most that says USA is a Mercury/Redstone A bunch of orbital maneuvering thrusters A turbo pump for some type of engine. This is only 1/2 of the pump, there would be a "compressor side" for the fuel. An old gyroscope. This is a cut away of a space shuttle SRB, and a close up of the seal on the nozzle for gimballing.