June 8, 2007 — The Space Shuttle Atlantis blasts off from Cape Canaveral in Florida, surging upward toward an orbital rendezvous with the International Space Station. (NASA)
Orion Exploration Flight Test (201412050005HQ)
The United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket with NASA’s Orion spacecraft mounted atop, lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station's Space Launch Complex 37 at at 7:05 a.m. EST, Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, in Florida. The Orion spacecraft will orbit Earth twice, reaching an altitude of approximately 3,600 miles above Earth before landing in the Pacific Ocean. No one is aboard Orion for this flight test, but the spacecraft is designed to allow us to journey to destinations never before…
Feb. 26, 1966 Launch of Apollo-Saturn 201
Apollo-Saturn 201 (AS-201), the first Saturn IB launch vehicle developed by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, at 11:12 a.m. on Feb. 26, 1966.
Apollo 8: " The first launch of Saturn 5 Moon rocket with crew", December 21, 1868
Ralph Morse, LIFE photo, source Google/Life 2008 (Free). REMASTERED by Dan Beaumont. APOLLO 8 launch: Relive! this fantastic launch on ABC," EXCEPTIONAL HISTORICAL MOMENT " Dec. 21, 1968 VIDEO: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn00BvWwke0 APOLLO 8 Launch, Walter Cronkite: "This building is shaking under us" CBS News, December 21, 1968 VIDEO: www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVVTHJjcTHE Apollo 8 MISSION: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp_RDqPQ-qg
Skylab 1 launch, T+7 sec., Saturn-5 rocket, May 14, 1973
KSC INFO: A modified Saturn V rocket, topped by Skylab space station, liftted off at 1:30 p.m. EDT May 14, 1973, from the Kennedy Space Center's Pad-39a. Launched into Earth orbit, it will be visited by three astronaut crews during an eight-month period. This the last launch of Saturn 5 rocket. 4X5 TRANSPARENCY NASA PHOTO, 108-NSC-73PC-236 UNCL and 73-HC-436, US GOVERNMENT PUBLICATION, SCAN AND REMASTERED by Dan Beaumont , ACQUISITION: Skylab News Center, May 15, 1973…
liftoff of Apollo 11
The huge, 363-ft.-tall Apollo 11 (Spacecraft 107/Lunar Module V/Saturn 506) Space Vehicle is launched from Pad A, Launch Complex 39 Kennedy Space Center (KSC), at 9:32 a.m. (EDT), July 16, 1969. Image S69-39527 courtesy NASA/JSC.
STS-135 Atlantis Launch (201107080031HQ)
Space shuttle Atlantis is seen as it launches from pad 39A on Friday, July 8, 2011, at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Fla. The launch of Atlantis, STS-135, is the final flight of the shuttle program, a 12-day mission to the International Space Station. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
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