Apollo 8 Awaiting Liftoff at John F. Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A

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Title

Apollo 8 Awaiting Liftoff at John F. Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A

Alternative Title

Apollo 8 Awaiting Liftoff

Subject

Merritt Island (Fla.)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Apollo Project (U.S.)
Kennedy Space Center
John F. Kennedy Space Center

Description

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.

Source

Original color photographic print, December 1968: Private Collection of Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Date Created

ca. 1968-12

Contributor

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.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

144 KB

Medium

1 color photographic print

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

John F. Kennedy Space Center Launch Complex 39A, Merritt Island, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Geography Teacher

Provenance

Originally owned by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"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.

Transcript

APOLLO 8 AWAITING LIFTOFF

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