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LIFTOFF

S61-01205 (29 July 1960) --- Launch of the unmanned Mercury Atlas-1 (MA-1) spacecraft for a suborbital test flight of the Mercury capsule reentry, which did not achieve orbit. The Atlas exploded 65 seconds afte... more

LIFTOFF - MERCURY-REDSTONE (MR)-1A - CAPE

S62-08106 (19 Dec. 1960) --- Launch of the unmanned Mercury Redstone 1A (MR-1A) from Cape Canaveral on Dec. 19, 1960. Successful flight to peak altitude of 135 statue miles. Horizontal distance of 235 statue mi... more

LIFTOFF - MERCURY-REDSTONE (MR)-2 - CAPE

S63-22731 (31 Jan. 1961) --- The launch of the Mercury-Redstone 2 (MR-2) suborbital mission from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Jan. 31, 1961. Onboard the spacecraft was ?Ham?, a 37-pound chimpanzee. Despite an ov... more

MA-6 - LIFTOFF

S62-00337 (20 Feb. 1962) --- Liftoff of Mercury-Atlas 6, Feb. 20, 1962, carrying astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. Photo credit: NASA

MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-2 - LIFTOFF - CAPE

S61-01226 (21 Feb. 1961) --- Launch of the unmanned Mercury-Atlas 2 (MA-2) vehicle for a suborbital test flight of the Mercury capsule. The upper part of Atlas is stengthened by an eight-inch wide stainless ste... more

Liftoff of MR-BD carrying a dummy capsule. Pad 5 Photo by: Special & Hopkins 61C-532

Liftoff of MR-BD carrying a dummy capsule. Pad 5 Photo by: Special & Hopkins

LIFTOFF - MERCURY-ATLAS (MR)-3- FLIGHT ATTEMPT - MECHANICAL ASTRONAUT - CAPE

S61-01925 (25 April 1961) --- View of the Mercury-Atlas 3 (MA-3) liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Florida on April 25, 1961. The orbital test flight of the Mercury capsule did not achieve orbit and was destroyed af... more

ASTRONAUT ALAN SHEPARD - FREEDOM "7" - LIFTOFF - CAPE

S61-02409 (5 May 1961) --- Launching of the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) rocket from Cape Canaveral on astronaut Alan B. Shepard?s suborbital mission. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

LIFTOFF - MERCURY-REDSTONE - (MR)-3 - "FREEDOM 7" - CAPE

S61-01928 (5 May 1961) --- Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3), the United States' first manned spaceflight, is launched from Cape Canaveral on a suborbital mission. Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. was the pilot of the Mer... more

LIFTOFF - MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-4 - CAPSULE 8A - CAPE

S61-03567 (13 Sept. 1961) --- View of the launch of Mercury-Atlas 4 (MA-4) spacecraft from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Sept. 13, 1961. Photo credit: NASA

LIFTOFF - MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-4 - CAPE

S61-03249 (13 Sept. 1961) --- View of the launch of the Mercury-Atlas 4 (MA-4) spacecraft from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Sept. 13, 1961. Photo credit: NASA

MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-5 - LIFTOFF - CAPE

S62-08310 (29 Nov. 1961) --- View of the liftoff of Mercury-Atlas 5 (MA-5) carrying space chimpanzee "Enos" on Nov. 29, 1961 from Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Photo credit: NASA

Astronaut Carpenter, Scott - Mercury-Atlas (MA)-7 - Liftoff - Cape

S62-05529 (24 May 1962) --- The Mercury-Atlas 7 (MA-7), carrying astronaut M. Scott Carpenter, was launched by NASA from Pad 14, Cape Canaveral, Florida, on May 24, 1962. Photo credit: NASA

LIFTOFF RANGER 3 FROM PAD 12. ATLAS AGENA-2

LIFTOFF RANGER 3 FROM PAD 12. ATLAS AGENA-2 1/26/1962 TEST 125 ITEM 1.3.18U

LIFTOFF - MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-7 - ASTRONAUT CARPENTER, SCOTT M. - CAPE

S62-02849 (24 May 1962) --- The Mercury-Atlas 7 (MA-7), carrying astronaut M. Scott Carpenter, was launched by NASA from Pad 14, Cape Canaveral, Florida, on May 24, 1962. Photo credit: NASA

Photograph of Liftoff of Aurora 7 Spacecraft

Original caption: Cape Canaveral, Fla. - Moment of liftoff. Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter inside the Aurora 7 spacecraft atop the Atlas booster seconds after leaving Pad 14 at Cape Canaveral. Carpenter became th... more

Photograph of Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter Inside Aurora 7 Ready for Liftoff

Original caption: Cape Canaveral -- Ready to GO. Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter is ready for liftoff. This photo was made immediately after Carpenter was inserted into his spacecraft, Aurora 7, as it was po... more

LIFTOFF - MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-7 - ASTRONAUT CARPENTER - CAPE

The MA-7 Booster ignites on the pad and is seconds away from actual liftoff. Aboard the spacecraft is Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter, the U.S. second man to orbit the Earth. CAPE CANAVERAL, FL CN

LIFTOFF - "SIGMA " 7" - LIFTOFF - MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-8 - CAPE

S62-06006 (3 Oct. 1962) --- Launch of the Mercury-Atlas 8 "Sigma 7" mission. Photo credit: NASA

MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-8 - "SIGMA-7" - LIFTOFF - CAPE

S62-07872 (3 Oct. 1962) --- Launch of the Mercury-Atlas 8 (MA-8) "Sigma 7" mission, carrying astronaut Walter M. Schirra Jr., pilot of the Earth-orbital spaceflight. Photo credit: NASA

LIFTOFF - MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-9 - CAPE

S63-07603 (15 May 1963) --- This is the launch of Mercury-Atlas 9 (MA-9) on May 15, 1963, at 8:04 a.m. (EST) carrying astronaut L. Gordon Cooper Jr., pilot. Astronaut Cooper made 22 orbits in 34 hours and 19 mi... more

MERCURY-ATALS (MA)-9 - LIFTOFF - CAPE

S63-07135 (16 May 1963) --- This was the Nation?s sixth manned orbital space flight, and the ?Faith 7? spacecraft was piloted by astronaut L. Gordon Cooper Jr. The launch was originally scheduled for May 14, 1... more

ASTRONAUT COOPER, GORDON L., JR. - LIFTOFF - MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-9 -CAPE

S63-06427 (15-16 May 1963) --- Burma's west coast, west of Rangoon and Irrawaddy River (right), are featured in this image photographed by astronaut L. Gordon Cooper Jr., during his 22-orbit Mercury Atlas 9 (MA... more

LIFTOFF - MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-9 - CAPE

MA-9, liftoff. CAPE CANAVERAL, FL

Mercury-Redstone (MR-1) - Liftoff - Cape

S63-00193 (29 July 1960) --- Launch of the unmanned Mercury-Atlas 1 (MA-1) from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Premature engine cutoff at launch terminated the test. Emergency escape system jettisoned. The Altas expl... more

Little Joe II and Boilerplate #6 liftoff at Wallops Island, Virginia

Little Joe II liftoff from the Apollo Little Joe II launch area #3 at White Sands Missile Range, White Sands, New Mexico.

Apollo Boilerplate 12- Liftoff

View of the liftoff of Little Joe II launch vehicle at the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

Aerial view Gemini/Titan-II launch vehicle #1 liftoff at Cape Kennedy

S64-22412 (8 April 1964) --- Aerial view of the Gemini/Titan-II launch vehicle #1 liftoff at Cape Kennedy, Florida.

Gemini/Titan-II launch vehicle #1 liftoff at Cape Kennedy, Florida.

S64-21560 (8 April 1964) --- Gemini/Titan-II launch vehicle #1 liftoff at Cape Kennedy, Florida.

LIFTOFF - GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-3 - DISTANT VIEW - CAPE

S65-21520 (23 March 1965) --- Distant view showing the successful launching of the first manned Gemini flight. The Gemini-Titan 3 (GT-3) lifted off Pad 19, at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) at 9:24 a.m. (EST), ... more

Liftoff of Gemini-Titan 3 mission

S65-14150 (23 March 1965) --- Launch view of the Gemini-Titan 3 mission. The GT-3 liftoff was at 9:24 a.m. (EST) on March 23, 1965. The Gemini-3 spacecraft "Molly Brown" carried astronauts Virgil I. Grissom, co... more

LIFTOFF - GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-4 - CAPE

S65-29601 (3 June 1965) --- Distant view of the launch of the Gemini-Titan 4 (GT-4) spacecraft from Pad 19 at 10:16 a.m. (EST) on June 3, 1965. The Gemini IV spacecraft carried astronauts James A. McDivitt, com... more

LIFTOFF - GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-4 - CAPE

S65-29635 (3 June 1965) --- The Gemini-Titan 4 (GT-4) spaceflight launches from Cape Kennedy's Pad 19 at 10:16 a.m. (EST) on June 3, 1965. The GT-4 spacecraft carried astronauts James A. McDivitt, command pilot... more

LIFTOFF - GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-4 - CAPE

S65-29636 (3 June 1965) --- The Gemini-Titan 4 (GT-4) spaceflight launches from Cape Kennedy's Pad 19 at 10:16 a.m. (EST) on June 3, 1965. The GT-4 spacecraft carried astronauts James A. McDivitt, command pilot... more

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-5 - LIFTOFF - CAPE

S65-28694 (21 Aug. 1965) --- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration launched the Gemini-5 spacecraft from Pad 19 at 9 a.m. (EST) Aug. 21, 1965, on a planned eight-day orbital mission. Astronaut L. Go... more

LIFTOFF - GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-6 - ATLAS/AGENA - CAPE

S65-56161 (25 Oct. 1965) --- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration launched an Atlas/Agena vehicle at 10 a.m. (EST) on Oct. 25, 1965, from Pad 14. Intended as a rendezvous target vehicle in the Gemi... more

LIFTOFF - GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-7 - CAPE

S65-61650 (4 Dec. 1965) --- The Gemini-7 spacecraft, carrying astronauts Frank Borman, command pilot, and James A. Lovell Jr., pilot, was successfully launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administrati... more

Liftoff- GT-7

S65-61632 (4 Dec. 1965) --- The erector is lowered at Pad 19 during the final minutes of the Gemini-7 countdown. Inside the spacecraft atop the launch vehicle are astronaut Frank Borman, command pilot, and Jame... more

LIFTOFF - GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-7 - CAPE

S65-61628 (4 Dec. 1965) --- Gemini-7, carrying astronauts Frank Borman, command pilot, and James A. Lovell Jr., pilot, was successfully launched from Pad 19 at 2:30 p.m., (EST) Dec. 4, 1965. Photo credit: NASA

LIFTOFF - GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-6 - SHUTDOWN - CAPE

S65-59967 (12 Dec. 1965) --- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) attempted to launch Gemini-6 at 9:54 a.m. (EST), Dec. 12, 1965. However, seconds after ignition the first stage engine of th... more

LIFTOFF - GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-6 (DISTANT VIEW) - CAPE

S65-44293 (15 Dec. 1965) --- Gemini-6, carrying astronauts Walter M. Schirra Jr., command pilot, and Thomas P. Stafford, pilot, was launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration?s John F. Kenned... more

KSC-66C-1847 Gemini-8 Astronauts Neil Armstrong and David Scott enjoy breakfast with fellow Astronauts prior to Liftoff. (jrs) 104-KSC-66C-1847

KSC-66C-1847 Gemini-8 Astronauts Neil Armstrong and David Scott enjoy breakfast with fellow Astronauts prior to Liftoff. (jrs)

KSC-66C-1872 Gemini 8 Command Pilot Neil A. Armstrong seen through window of Gemini 8 Spacecraft just before liftoff. (jrs) 104-KSC-66C-1872

KSC-66C-1872 Gemini 8 Command Pilot Neil A. Armstrong seen through window of Gemini 8 Spacecraft just before liftoff. (jrs)

KSC-66C-1871 Gemini 8 Pilot David R. Scott seen through window of Gemini 8 Spacecraft just before liftoff. (jrs) 104-KSC-66C-1871

KSC-66C-1871 Gemini 8 Pilot David R. Scott seen through window of Gemini 8 Spacecraft just before liftoff. (jrs)

LIFTOFF - GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-8 - ATLAS/AGENA - CAPE

S66-24465 (16 March 1966) --- The Gemini-Titan 8 (GT-8), carrying astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, command pilot, and David R. Scott, pilot, was successfully launched by the National Aeronautics and Space Administ... more

KSC-66C-1852 Gemini-8 Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and David R. Scott are helped into their Gemini 8 Spacecraft by White Room technicians at Complex 19, Cape Kennedy, Prior to Liftoff. (jrs) 104-KSC-66C-1852

KSC-66C-1852 Gemini-8 Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and David R. Scott are helped into their Gemini 8 Spacecraft by White Room technicians at Complex 19, Cape Kennedy, Prior to Liftoff. (jrs)

LIFTOFF - GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-8 - ATLAS/AGENA - CAPE

S66-24482 (16 March 1966) --- An Agena Target Docking Vehicle atop an Atlas rocket lifts off from Launch Complex 14 at Cape Kennedy at 10 a.m., March 16, 1966 just prior to the Gemini-8 liftoff at nearby Launch... more

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-8 - ATLAS/AGENA - LIFTOFF - CAPE

S66-18616 (16 March 1966) --- Gemini-Titan 8 (GT-8) spacecraft, carrying astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, command pilot, and David R. Scott, pilot, was successfully launched by the National Aeronautics and Space A... more

LIFTOFF - GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-9A - ATLAS/AGENA - CAPE

S66-34610 (17 May 1966) --- An Agena Target Vehicle atop its Atlas Launch vehicle is launched from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Launch Complex 14 at 10:15 am., May 17, 1966. The Agena was intended as a rendez... more

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-9A - LIFTOFF - ATLAS/AUGMENTED TARGET DOCKING ADAPTER (ATDA) - CAPE

S66-32139 (1 June 1966) --- An Augmented Target Docking Adapter (ATDA) atop an Atlas launch vehicle is launched from Kennedy Space Center's Pad 14 at 10 a.m., June 1, 1966. The ATDA is a rendezvous and docking ... more

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-9A - LIFTOFF - CAPE

S66-34098 (3 June 1966) --- The Gemini-9 spacecraft was successfully launched from the Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 19 at 8:39 a.m. (EST), June 3, 1966. Photo credit: NASA

Liftoff - Saturn Mission 203 - KSC

Liftoff of Saturn Mission 203, the second in the uprated Saturn 1 Development Mission Series, was accomplished from the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) Launch Complex 37 at 10:53 a.m., 07/05/1966. KSC, FL

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-10 - LIFTOFF - ATLAS/AGENA - CAPE

S66-42751 (18 July 1966) --- An Agena Target Docking Vehicle atop its Atlas launch vehicle was launched from the Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 14 at 3:39 p.m. (EST), July 18, 1966. The Gemini-10 liftoff... more

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-10 - LIFTOFF - KALEIDOSCOPE EFFECT - CAPE

S66-42762 (18 July 1966) --- The Gemini-10 spacecraft is launched from Complex 19 at 5:20 p.m., July 18, 1966. A time exposure creates the illusion of multiple rocker arms. Onboard are astronauts John W. Young,... more

LIFTOFF - APOLLO/SATURN (A/S)-202 MISSION - KSC

A/S Mission 202 was launched from the KSC Launch Complex (LC)-34 at 12:15 p.m., 08/25/1966. The mission was a step toward qualifying the Apollo Command and Service Modules (CSM)'s and the uprated Saturn I launc... more

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-11 - LIFTOFF - CAPE

S66-53900 (12 Sept. 1966) --- The Gemini-11 spacecraft, carrying astronauts Charles Conrad Jr., command pilot, and Richard F. Gordon Jr., pilot, was successfully launched by the National Aeronautics and Space A... more

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-11 - LIFTOFF - ATLAS/AGENA - CAPE

S66-50784 (12 Sept. 1966) --- An Agena Target Docking Vehicle atop its Atlas launch vehicle was launched from the Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 14 at 6:05 a.m., Sept. 12, 1966. The Agena served as a ren... more

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-12 - LIFTOFF - ATLAS/AGENA - CAPE

S66-64544 (11 Nov. 1966) --- An Agena Target Docking Vehicle atop its Atlas launch vehicle was launched from the Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 14 at 2:08 p.m. (EST), Nov. 11, 1966. The Agena served as a... more

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-12 - LIFTOFF - CAPE

S66-59970 (11 Nov. 1966) --- Gemini-12 spacecraft, carrying astronauts James A. Lovell Jr., command pilot, and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., pilot, was launched from the Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 19 at 3:46 ... more

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-12 - LIFTOFF - OFFICIAL - CAPE

S66-59975 (11 Nov. 1966) --- Gemini-12 spacecraft, carrying astronauts James A. Lovell Jr., command pilot, and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., pilot, was launched from the Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 19 at 3:46 ... more

The Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) played a crucial role in the development of the huge Saturn rockets that delivered humans to the moon in the 1960s. Many unique facilities existed at MSFC for the development and testing of the Saturn rockets. Affectionately nicknamed “The Arm Farm”, the Random Motion/ Lift-Off Simulator was one of those unique facilities. This facility was developed to test the swing arm mechanisms that were used to hold the rocket in position until liftoff. The Arm Farm provided the capability of testing the detachment and reconnection of various arms under brutally realistic conditions. The 18-acre facility consisted of more than a half dozen arm test positions and one position for testing access arms used by the Apollo astronauts. Each test position had two elements: a vehicle simulator for duplicating motions during countdown and launch; and a section duplicating the launch tower. The vehicle simulator duplicated the portion of the vehicle skin that contained the umbilical connections and personnel access hatches. Driven by a hydraulic servo system, the vehicle simulator produced relative motion between the vehicle and tower. On the Arm Farm, extreme environmental conditions (such as a launch scrub during an approaching Florida thunderstorm) could be simulated. The dramatic scenes that the Marshall engineers and technicians created at the Arm Farm permitted the gathering of crucial technical and engineering data to ensure a successful real time launch from the Kennedy Space Center. This photo depicts a close up of the S-IV-B aft swing arm cam lever stop strain guage. n/a

The Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) played a crucial role in the development of the huge Saturn rockets that delivered humans to the moon in the 1960s. Many unique facilities existed at MSFC for the develo... more

Saturn 501 - Apollo Saturn V liftoff from Complex 39A at 7 a.m. 9 November 1967 at Kennedy Space Center, Florida. KSC-67PC-0435

Saturn 501 - Apollo Saturn V liftoff from Complex 39A at 7 a.m. 9 November 1967 at Kennedy Space Center, Florida.

Apollo 4 liftoff

S67-49969 (9 Nov. 1967) --- The Apollo 4 (Spacecraft 017/Saturn 501) space mission was launched from Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The liftoff of the huge 363-feet tall Apollo/Saturn ... more

Apollo V - Liftoff - Cape

S68-19460 (22 Jan. 1968) --- The Apollo 5 (LM-1/Saturn 204) unmanned space mission was launched from the Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 37 at 5:48:09 p.m. (EST), Jan. 22, 1968. The Lunar Module-1 payload... more

Apollo V - Liftoff - Cape

S68-19459 (22 Jan. 1968) --- The Apollo 5 (LM-1/Saturn 204) unmanned space mission was launched from the Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 37 at 5:48:09 p.m. (EST), Jan. 22, 1968. The Lunar Module-1 payload... more

F-1 engines of Apollo/Saturn V first stage leave trail of flame after liftoff

S68-27365 (4 April 1968) --- The five F-1 engines of the huge Apollo/Saturn V space vehicle's first (S-IC) stage leave a gigantic trail of flame in the sky above the Kennedy Space Center seconds after liftoff. ... more

F-1 engines of Apollo/Saturn V first stage leave trail of flame after liftoff

S68-27366 (4 April 1968) --- The five F-1 engines of the huge Apollo/Saturn V space vehicle's first (S-IC) stage leave a gigantic trail of flame in the sky above the Kennedy Space Center seconds after liftoff. ... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Apollo 11 prime crew poses for a photograph during a walk-through egress test. The hands-on test is in preparation for the first manned lunar landing mission scheduled for liftoff in July ksc-69pc-295

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The Apollo 11 prime crew poses for a photograph during a walk-through egress test. The hands-on test is in preparation for the first manned lunar landing mission scheduled for l... more

Liftoff of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission

S69-39961 (16 July 1969) --- The huge, 363-feet tall Apollo 11 (Spacecraft 107/Lunar Module S/Saturn 506) space vehicle is launched from Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center (KSC), at 9:32 a.m. (EDT),... more

Liftoff - Apollo XI - Lunar Landing Mission - KSC

S69-39962 (16 July 1969) --- The huge, 363-feet tall Apollo 11 (Spacecraft 107/Lunar Module 5/Saturn 506) space vehicle is launched from Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center (KSC), at 9:32 a.m. (EDT),... more

Liftoff of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission

S69-39958 (16 July 1969) --- A 70mm Airborne Lightweight Optical Tracking System (ALOTS) camera, mounted in a pod on a cargo door of a U.S. Air Force EC-135N aircraft, photographed this event in the early momen... more

Liftoff - Apollo XI - Lunar Landing Mission - KSC

The huge, 363-foot tall Apollo XI Spacecraft 107/Lunar Module (LM)-5/Saturn 506) Space Vehicle is launched from Pad "A", Launch Complex (LC)-39, KSC, at 9:32 a.m. (EDT), 07/16/1969. This view of the liftoff was... more

Liftoff of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission

S69-39959 (16 July 1969) --- The huge, 363-feet tall Apollo 11 (Spacecraft 107/Lunar Module 5/ Saturn 506) space vehicle is launched from Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center (KSC), at 9:32 a.m. (EDT)... more

Liftoff of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission

S69-39957 (16 July 1969) --- A 70mm Airborne Lightweight Optical Tracking System (ALOTS) took this picture. ALOTS tracking camera mounted on an Air Force EC-135 aircraft flying at about 40,000 feet altitude ph... more

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Personnel within the Launch Control Center watch the Apollo 11 liftoff from Launch Complex 39A today at the start of the historic lunar landing mission. The LCC is located three-and-one-half miles from the launch pad. KSC-69PC-387

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Personnel within the Launch Control Center watch the Apollo 11 liftoff from Launch Complex 39A today at the start of the historic lunar landing mission. The LCC is located three-and... more

Personnel within the Launch Control Center watch the Apollo 11 liftoff from Launch Complex 39A today at the start of the historic lunar landing mission. The LCC is located three and one-half miles from the launch pad. KSC-69PC-0387

Personnel within the Launch Control Center watch the Apollo 11 liftoff from Launch Complex 39A today at the start of the historic lunar landing mission. The LCC is located three and one-half miles from the launch pad.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Members of the Kennedy Space Center government-industry team rise from their consoles within the Launch Control Center to watch the Apollo 11 liftoff through a window. Photo credit: NASA KSC-69P-631

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Members of the Kennedy Space Center government-industry team rise from their consoles within the Launch Control Center to watch the Apollo 11 liftoff through a window. Photo credit: NASA

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Liftoff of Apollo 11 from Launch Pad 39A with astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin Jr. and Miichael Collins onboard. KSC-69P-446

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Liftoff of Apollo 11 from Launch Pad 39A with astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin Jr. and Miichael Collins onboard.

View of Mission Control Center during the Apollo 13 liftoff

S70-34628 (11 April 1970) --- Astronaut Thomas K. (Ken) Mattingly II, who was scheduled as a prime crew member for the Apollo 13 lunar landing mission but was replaced in the final hours when it was discovered ... more