The N-1 Moon Rocket was one of the world’s biggest LVs, second only to the American Saturn V in height (105 meter), weight (2 788 tons, fully loaded) and payload to LEO capacity (95 tons). The characteristic conical shape of the three lower stages is due to arrangement of the propellant tanks: A smaller kerosene tank at the top of a larger liquid oxygen tank. Similarly, the characteristic “ribs” on the side of the N-1 Rocket are kerosene pipes, travelling around the oxygen tanks.
24 October Today marks 10 years since the last Concorde transatlantic flight. This has to be our favourite photo of the super-stylish supersonic airliner, pictured here with another French classic, the Citröen DS car