TIL the Saturn V rocket, which first took humans to the Moon, weighed just under three million kilogrammes before launch, or roughly the weight of 400 elephants. More than 90% of this weight was fuel alone, leaving a payload of just 43,000 kilogrammes to reach the Moon’s orbit.

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