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Vintage NASA Apollo 11 Saturn V Rocket Large Poster circa late 1960's

Vintage NASA Apollo 11 Saturn V Rocket Large Poster circa late 1960's

Vintage NASA Apollo 11 Saturn V Rocket Large Poster circa late

On March 3, 1969, Apollo 9 launched carrying astronauts James A. McDivitt, David R. Scott, and Russell L. Schweickart. The mission was the first crewed flight of all Apollo lunar hardware in Earth orbit and the first test of the lunar module in space. | Photo credit: NASA

On March 3, 1969, Apollo 9 launched carrying astronauts James A. McDivitt, David R. Scott, and Russell L. Schweickart. The mission was the first crewed flight of all Apollo lunar hardware in Earth orbit and the first test of the lunar module in space. | Photo credit: NASA

For comparison; the American Saturn V rocket and its Soviet counterpart, the N-1.  The N-1 was ultimately scrapped after 4 unsuccessful launch attempts in the early '70s.

For comparison; the American Saturn V rocket and its Soviet counterpart, the N-1. The N-1 was ultimately scrapped after 4 unsuccessful launch attempts in the early '70s.

Gordon “Gordo” Cooper, the last American to be launched alone to conduct an entirely solo orbital mission, born on March 6, 1927 in Shawneed Oklahoma

Gordon “Gordo” Cooper, the last American to be launched alone to conduct an entirely solo orbital mission, born on March 6, 1927 in Shawneed Oklahoma

Soyuz spacecraft assembly. The Orbital module is at the top, the Crew capsule in the middle and Service module at the bottom. The first two modules are covered with thermal blankets.

Soyuz spacecraft assembly. The Orbital module is at the top, the Crew capsule in the middle and Service module at the bottom. The first two modules are covered with thermal blankets.

1969 | Space Rocket Model ”Восток/Vostok” (”East”) Placed on Launch Pad Monument | ”ВДНХ/VDNKh” (”Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy), USSR http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzql1wOZzW1qiw9xho1_500.jpg

1969 | Space Rocket Model ”Восток/Vostok” (”East”) Placed on Launch Pad Monument | ”ВДНХ/VDNKh” (”Exhibition of Achievements of the National Economy), USSR http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lzql1wOZzW1qiw9xho1_500.jpg

Vintage NASA Mercury Space Program Photos. DOZENS of SPECTACULAR PHOTOS!

Vintage NASA Mercury Space Program Photos. DOZENS of SPECTACULAR PHOTOS!

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