Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Where Were You in 1962?

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This little gem surfaced on the YouTube channel for the Air Force Space & Missile Museum.

Titled Saturn: Launch Complex 34, it's a 1962 documentary narrated by Dr. Kurt Debus about the development of LC-34 for the Saturn rocket.

Saturn traces its origins back to the Army Ballistic Missile Agency and the team led by Dr. Wernher von Braun. When they transferred to NASA in 1960, Saturn came with them. It would evolve into the super-heavy lift rocket that would send astronauts to the Moon in the late 1960s.

The Saturn V launched from LC-39 at Kennedy Space Center, but its technology was tested on the Saturn I and IB at LC-34.

The pad was also the sight of the tragic Apollo 1 fire on January 27, 1967.

January 28, 1967 ... ABC News reporter Jules Bergman reports on the Apollo 1 fire.

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