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The Rocketdyne F-1 engine is the most powerful single nozzle liquid fueled rocket engine ever flown. This rocket engine was designed to have more thrust, however it was only tested at the component level. The F-1 was a liquid fueled rocket motor, burning RP-1 (kerosene) as fuel, and using liquid oxygen (LOX) as the oxidizer (kerolox). A turbopump was used to inject fuel and oxygen into the combustion chamber. The heart of the engine was the thrust chamber, which mixed and burned the fuel and oxidizer to produce thrust. A domed chamber at the top of the engine served as a manifold supplying liquid oxygen to the injectors, and also served as a mount for the gimbal bearing which transmitted the thrust to the body of the rocket. Below this dome were the injectors, which directed fuel and oxidizer into the thrust chamber in a way designed to promote mixing and combustion. Fuel was supplied to the injectors from a separate manifold; some of the fuel first travelled in 178 tubes down the length of the thrust chamber which formed approximately the upper half of the exhaust nozzle and back, to cool the nozzle. #ApolloProgram #projectapollo #nasa #saturn5 #f1 #f1engine #rocket #rockets #rocketscience #universetoday #universe #flight #aviation #awesome #rocketdyne #therightstuff #kennedyspacecenter #johnsonspacecenter #astronomy #engine #amazing #space #spaceexploration

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