This photograph really puts the size of the Saturn 5 rocket engines into perspective. They were utterly, ridiculously large. That relaxed looking chap is Wernher von Braun, the greatest rocket scientist in human history.

Click that image for a very high resolution version and click here to read more about von Braun.


Founder & Senior Editor Silodrome

Ben Branch has had his work featured on CNN, Popular Mechanics, the official Smithsonian Magazine, Road & Track Magazine, the official Pinterest blog, the official eBay Motors blog, BuzzFeed, and many more.

Silodrome was founded by Ben back in 2010, in the years since the site has grown to become a world leader in the alternative and vintage motoring sector, with millions of readers around the world and hundreds of thousands of followers on social media.

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