- Jan 27, 2009
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whats the biggest width rocket tube you can buy pre made? (we all know where this is goin...)
That's close! A Mercury Redstone is 70" in diameter, that's what the real Saturn 1B tank tubes are, Mercury Redstone bodys.Sheez, if they were building a Mercery Redstone instead, they would be building it almost to scale
Yep...the Redstone and the Titan were both modified ICBM's (I dunno if the Redstone was a ICBM or just a theater missile...) I think it's very cool how those rockets were designed for war time purposes, yet NASA adapted them to use in peaceful exploration! Very cool stuff!Originally posted by jflis
yep and another bit of trivia, few folks know that the Von Braun designed Saturn V was the **first** rocket ever designed with the purpose of lofting men into space.
The space shuttle was the second...