Saturn I Launch at Launch Complex 34
Saturn I Launch
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (Fla.)
Cape Canaveral (Fla.)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
The second test flight of the Saturn I (SA-2) rocket was launched successfully not long after this photograph was taken at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Saturn I rocket was designed to launch payloads into low Earth orbit and was the most powerful launch vehicle used by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to date. SA-2 was a suborbital flight which released a test payload of 30,000 gallons of water in the upper atmosphere, in order to examine the effects of radio transmissions and local weather. Ten Saturn I rockets were flown until the model was replaced by the Saturn IB.
Original black and white photographic print, April 25, 1962: Larry Summers Collection.
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Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print, April 25, 1962.
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Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
1 black and white photographic print
Launch Complex 34, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Cape Canaveral, Florida
Copyright to this resource is held by Larry Summers and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.
"John F. Kennedy Space Center - Unmanned Saturn 2 (SA-2)." 2015. John F. Kennedy Space Center. Accessed September 25. http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/history/apollo/sa-2/sa-2.htm.
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