This Month in NASA History: Attaining Extreme Altitude with Saturn I

Saturn blockhouse personnel at Launch Complex 37 during the liftoff of SA-3 include Center Director Kurt Debus and Wernher von Braun (foreground). Credit: NASA

October 28, 2011 Vol. 4, Issue 8

 

This month marks the fiftieth anniversary of the first flight of the Saturn I rocket.

Click on the images in the slideshow below to learn the story behind the Saturn 1 rocket.

 

Read more about the Saturn Program development in Stages to Saturn.

Read more about the Lunar-Orbit Rendezvous Decision.

 

Saturn blockhouse personnel at Launch Complex 37 during the liftoff of SA-3 include Center Director Kurt Debus and Wernher von Braun (foreground).

Featured Photo Credit: NASA

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