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August 29, 1995
Saturn V: NASA's Largest Rocket
Kennedy Space Centre,
Pictured, a NASA Saturn V rocket blasts off on July 16th, 1969 carrying the
Apollo 11 to the Moon.
The Saturn V rocket was the largest rocket ever used by NASA, and the only
one able to lift the large masses needed to land astronauts on the moon and
returning them safely. Saturn V rockets launched all of the Apollo
moon missions, and several to Earth orbit as well.
Tomorrow's picture: Skylab Over Earth
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