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Saturn V Launch by Luftwaffles Saturn V Launch by Luftwaffles
The launch of a Saturn V rocket.. one of the most impressive acheivments of mankind; designed by one of the most brilliant engineers of all time. Sadly, my crappy drawing doesn't do it the justice it deserves.
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Fregulus5 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2017
That is AWESOME!!! Wonderful, yet sad moment in space history as the last departure for the moon, Apollo 17, lifts off!
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InfiniteRespect Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The space shuttle is a toy compared to this monster!
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morbiusx33 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Magnificent!
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Acorn83 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
Is this Apollo 4?
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Innov8ional Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012
Crappy? This is a great piece
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octopanzer Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing. Simply amazing. The russians shoulda had it ):
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LRonTupperware Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Fucking right, son. I'd love to really know what it felt like for them not only when they set foot on another celestial body, but the morning of the launch, waking up and knowing that they're going to be doing something that for generations mankind had only dreamed of, and in some ways, not even had a wild enough of an imagination to dream of.
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Luftwaffles Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009
Indeed.. it makes your everday happenings seem so mundane in comparison. It must be an awesome feeling, knowing your doing something above and beyond anything the human race has thus far been capable of. Talk about giving life purpose.
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LRonTupperware Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This is one of those interesting paradoxes, for me. I'm 6'4", I've always been used to being the largest person at almost any given point.

But if I were in a room with these men, I'd feel so small.
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bigboss1 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009  Student Digital Artist
OH, HELL YEAH! I didn't see this one the first time through. Achievement indeed. This is STILL the most powerful propulsion systme man has ever built. It dwarves the Space Shuttle 4x. Literally.
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SandySkyHawk07 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2008   Traditional Artist
Wow. i love this one to. from far away it looked like a realy huge missile fireing up off the eartha nd when i click it i saw it was a rocket. Very Great, you are an epic artist in my eyes.
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bear48 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2007  Professional
you draw well too
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trent28o Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2007
Doesn't do it justice? this is awesome!
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Nerdtacular Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2007
I always wondered what Von Braun was thinking when this thing finally made it to the moon.

Awesome drawing!

I used to give tours at KSC and this was one of my favorite things to talk about.
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Luftwaffles Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2007
Thanks :)

I imagine he was already dreaming of Mars.. shame we never sent men there.. we could have done it even back then, but NASA was starting to decline.. ppl and money creating a barrier to greatness I suppose :(
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Nerdtacular Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
I think it was Von Braun that mentioned that if NASA was able to continue from Apollo, there would have been a moon base around 1984. You gotta thank the Nixon administration for pulling the money out. They had the "been there, done that" mentality, along with the pressure of the Vietnam War, Watergate, and other stuff.

I still think that investing money to NASA is like saving money for your retirement. The more you contribute, the better off you will be. I just wish there is more support nationally to go back to the moon.

I just know that things are going to be pretty stagnant between 2011 to 2016 in terms of space exploration for the US. Hopefully more nations like China, and India could add a little competition to help us get there quicker.
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babakch2 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
do u know design of all the long range America missile was stolen from this master piece ?
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Luftwaffles Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
I don't know if it could be considered stolen, since the Saturn V was already and American design/rocket. Maybe you are thinking of the earlier V2's? The same man designed them both :)
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babakch2 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2007
V2 indeed
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koujidaisuki76 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2007
Your drawing is very good!. I made a 1:96 size model of the Saturn V rocket and it turned out so cool.

and I also agree that the rocket was one of the greatest achievements of mankind.
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