First Launch of Apollo-Saturn Configuration

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Title

First Launch of Apollo-Saturn Configuration

Alternative Title

Launch of Apollo-Saturn Configuration

Subject

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (Fla.)
Cape Canaveral (Fla.)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Apollo Project (U.S.)
Project Apollo (U.S.)

Description

The first Apollo-Saturn launch vehicle as it sat on Launch Pad 37B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Cape Canaveral, Florida, before its launch on May 28, 1964. Saturn I was the first heavy-lift dedicated space launcher used in the United States. 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. The rocket was used for testing rocket motor technology, aerodynamics, flight control and mockups (boilerplate) versions of the Apollo Command/Service Modules. Ten Saturn I rockets were flown until the model was replaced by the Saturn IB.

Source

Original black and white photographic print, April 24, 1964: Leonard Pugh Collection.

Date Created

1964-04-24

Contributor

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print, April 24, 1964.

Is Part Of

Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

image/jpg

Extent

69.4 KB

Medium

1 black and white photographic print

Language

eng

Type

Still Image

Coverage

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Cape Canaveral, Florida

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Leonard Pugh and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"Saturn I : The Saturn I Rocket." Historic Spacecraft. Accessed June 26, 2015. http://historicspacecraft.com/Rockets_Saturn.html#Saturn_I.

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Original Format

1 black and white photographic print

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