|First Stage:S-IC-T (Test Stage) Second Stage: S-II-14 (Scheduled for Apollo 19) Third Stage: S-IVB-514 (Scheduled for Apollo 19)
This Saturn V was assembled from excess hardware after the cancellation of the Apollo Program. The first stage was test fired with five large engines at the Marshall space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Only two of those engines remain: one other is and production engine and the last two are mockups. This vehicle was refurbished under direction of the Smitsonian Institute and is housed in a climate controlled facility. It is painted in the livery of Apollo 11. Both interstages are missing, although the second stage interstage is located at the Parque de las Ciencias Luis A. Ferré in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
Once this vehicle was placed inside the Apollo/Saturn V Center at KSC, it became difficult to photograph. The above is a composite of twenty images taken with a Sony Digital Mavica. There are some distortions due to changes in perspective as I walked down the east wall taking images from approximately 40 feet away. Some brightness adjustments were made to provide a more uniform color, otherwise, it looks very much as seen in the image. The complete composite is 8.8 megs, so the above has been reduced and compressed. Click here if you want the whole 8.8 meg image.