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First Saturn I Block II Rocket Launches -- Jan. 29, 1964

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Feb. 1, 2017

This Week in NASA History: First Saturn I Block II Rocket Launches -- Jan. 29, 1964

This week in 1964, SA-5, the fifth Saturn I launch vehicle launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center. SA-5 marked a number of firsts in the Saturn development program -- which was managed by NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center -- including the first flight of a Saturn I Block II vehicle; the first flight of a live S-IV second stage with a cluster of six liquid hydrogen-fueled RL-10 engines, the first successful second stage separation and the first use of Launch Complex 37. The Saturn I launch vehicle was built at Marshall's Fabrication and Assembly Engineering Division.

Marshall also designed, developed and managed the production of the Saturn V rocket that took astronauts to the moon. Today, Marshall is developing NASA's Space Launch System, the most powerful rocket ever built that will be capable of sending astronauts deeper into space than ever before, including to an asteroid and Mars. The NASA History Program is responsible for generating, disseminating, and preserving NASA’s remarkable history and providing a comprehensive understanding of the institutional, cultural, social, political, economic, technological, and scientific aspects of NASA’s activities in aeronautics and space. For more pictures like this one and to connect to NASA’s history, visit the Marshall History Program’s webpage. (NASA):

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Images, Text, Credits: NASA/Lee Mohon.


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