Organizing an exhibition around photographs from the 1969 launch and wanted to invite manufacturers.

  • $\begingroup$ I've added the space-art tag. $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Jan 28, 2019 at 5:16

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Here are the major contractors for the Saturn V launcher and Apollo spacecraft:

  • Saturn V first stage: Boeing
  • Saturn V second stage: North American Aviation (now part of Boeing)
  • Saturn V third stage: Douglas (now part of... Boeing)
  • Saturn V instrument unit: IBM
  • Saturn V engines: Rocketdyne (now Aerojet Rocketdyne)

  • Apollo CSM: North American Aviation

  • Apollo LM: Grumman (now Northrop Grumman)
  • Apollo SPS engine, RCS engines: Rocketdyne
  • Apollo LM descent engine: TRW (now Northrop Grumman)
  • Apollo LM ascent engine: Bell Aircraft (now Bell Helicopter)
  • Launch escape system: Lockheed (now Lockheed Martin)

There were no doubt many other contractors and subcontractors involved, but those are the major components of the launcher and spacecraft.

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    $\begingroup$ F-1 engine of first stage and J-2 engine of second and third: Rocketdyne $\endgroup$
    – Uwe
    Jan 21, 2019 at 17:47
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    $\begingroup$ RCS thrusters for SM, LM and CM R4-D: Marquardt Corporation $\endgroup$
    – Uwe
    Jan 21, 2019 at 18:04
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    $\begingroup$ ...which is also now Aerojet. (I think the CM used something other than R4D but whatever it is is probably also Aerojet by now.) $\endgroup$ Jan 21, 2019 at 18:11
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    $\begingroup$ Apollo CSM and LM inertial navigation and guidance computers: MIT Instrumentation Laboratory, now Draper $\endgroup$
    – Anthony X
    Jan 22, 2019 at 4:27
  • $\begingroup$ I think the astronauts suits for EVA, the parachutes for landing, the radar for landing and moon orbit rendezvous were all essential parts of the mission. Also all electronics for telemetry and data transmission as well as voice communication. $\endgroup$
    – Uwe
    Jan 22, 2019 at 12:46

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