Launch Complex 39 at John F. Kennedy Space Center

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Title

Launch Complex 39 at John F. Kennedy Space Center

Alternative Title

Launch Complex 39 at Kennedy Space Center

Subject

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

Description

Launch Complex 39 (LC-39) at John F. Kennedy Space Center was constructed specifically for the Saturn V rockets, which powered Lunar missions of Project Apollo. The complex was originally conceived as at least a three-pad complex in the early 1960s, but only two pads, Launch Pad 39A and Launch Pad 39B, were constructed. This combined with Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), the crawlerway, and Launch Pad 39A and Launch Pad 39B. In this photograph, Launch Pad 39A is in the foreground, with the crawlerway, which connects it to the VAB, in the distance. This is the original Apollo-era configuration.

Source

Original color photographic print: Space Walk of Fame Collection.

Date Created

ca. 1966

Contributor

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original color photographic print.

Is Part Of

Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

258 KB

Medium

1 color photographic print

Type

Still Image

Coverage

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

Spatial Coverage

Launch Complex 39A, John F. Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Florida\28.608265\-80.603287\1966-01-01\1966-12-31
Launch Complex 39B, John F. Kennedy Space Center, Merritt Island, Florida\28.585836\-80.650893\1966-01-01\1966-12-31

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher
Geography Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Florida Space Coast History Project and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"History of Cape Canaveral 1959-Present." 2015. Spaceline. Accessed September 25. http://www.spaceline.org/capehistory/3a.html.

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