Apollo 11 launch
1969. The Apollo 11 Saturn V space vehicle climbs toward orbit after liftoff
from Pad 39A. In 2 1/2 minutes of powered flight, the S-IC booster lifts
the vehicle to an altitude of about 39 miles some 55 miles downrange.
This photo was taken
with a 70mm telescopic camera mounted in an Air Force EC-135N plane. Onboard
are astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins and Edwin E. Aldrin,
credit: NASA GRIN Image# 69PC-0413
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