No, NASA’s large Saturn V rocket did not soften concrete with sound

There are greater than just a few standard myths which have permeated the annals of area historical past, together with one which the launch of th Saturn V rocket was so loud that the sound itself melted concrete and set hearth to grass greater than a mile away. Sadly, as many myths go, that is merely not true.

Researchers at Brigham Younger College (BYU) in Utah have created a physics-based mannequin of a Saturn V rocket launch to estimate its acoustic ranges, figuring out that it had a price of 203 decibels. That just about matches NASA’s personal recording of 204 decibels, based mostly on a check of the Saturn V’s first stage run at NASA’s Stennis Area Middle in Mississippi. 



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