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The Saturn V rocket carrying the Apollo 11's three people into space.
|Country of origin||United States|
|Project cost||$6.417 billion in 1964–1973 dollars (~$42 billion in 2018 dollars)|
|Cost per launch||$185 million in 1969–1971 dollars ($1.16 billion in 2016 value), of which $110 million was for vehicle.|
|Height||363.0 ft (110.6 m)|
|Diameter||33.0 ft (10.1 m)|
|Mass||6,540,000 lb (2,970,000 kg)|
|Payload to TLI||107,100 lb (48,600 kg)|
|Launch sites||Kennedy LC-39|
|Partial failures||1 (Apollo 6)|
|First flight||November 9, 1967 (AS-501 Apollo 4)|
|Last flight||May 14, 1973 (AS-513 Skylab)|
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The first stage engines burned for 168 seconds which was able to lift Apollo to a height of 67 kilometres (42 miles) and about 93 kilometres (58 miles) away from the launch pad. The second stage burned for about 8 minutes to take Apollo through the upper atmosphere. At this time it was going 25,182 kilometres per hour (15,647 miles per hour).
The third stage was used for 2 minutes and 30 seconds to put Apollo into an Earth orbit. This was at a height of 191.2 kilometres (118.8 miles) above the Earth. The third stage was started again and burned for 6 minutes to make the speed go up to 40,320 kilometres per hour (25,050 miles per hour) needed to send Apollo off to the Moon.
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