Apollo 8 Awaiting Liftoff at John F. Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A
Apollo 8 Awaiting Liftoff
Merritt Island (Fla.)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
Apollo Project (U.S.)
Kennedy Space Center
John F. Kennedy Space Center
Apollo 8 sitting on John F. Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) in the time leading up to launch. This was to be the first launch at Kennedy Space Center and at LC-39A. Apollo 8 was the first manned launch of the Saturn V rocket, which produced over 7.5 million pounds of thrust. Additionally, Apollo 8 was the first manned spacecraft to leave earth orbit and successfully complete orbiting of the Moon.
Original color photographic print, December 1968: Private Collection of Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.
Fowler, Calvin D.
Is Format Of
Digital reproduction of original color photographic print, December 1968.
Is Part Of
Dr. Calvin Fowler Collection, Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
1 color photographic print
John F. Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A, Merritt Island, Florida
Originally owned by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.
Copyright to this resource is held by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.
"Apollo 8 (24)." John F. Kennedy Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/history/apollo/apollo-8/apollo-8.htm.
APOLLO 8 AWAITING LIFTOFF