Model Gallery 4
Detail view of 1/8 scale Saturn 5 main
This model was created for closeup ignition sequence.
Full view of the 1/8 scale model and
This model was constructed out of metal and high temperature
to withstand the pressure of launch simulation and
do it repeatably.
We have Ignition, Sir!
An explosion, created by Pyrotechnican Joe Viskocil,
simulated the takeoff of the Saturn 5 booster.
A team of 8 technicians working at Digital Domain and
led by Gene Rizzardi,
scrubbed, re-painted and re-glued and re-detailed this
model and it was was ready to go
again in about two hours after it was burnt and blackened.
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