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Saturn I rocket launch...



Item # 622216

October 28, 1961

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Massachusetts, October 28, 1961

* Saturn I rocket launching
* 1st heavy lift space launcher


The front page has a two column heading: "'We're On Our Way to the Moon'" with subhead: "First Test of 460-Ton Saturn Outstanding Success" and photo. (see) Coverage continues inside.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 40 pages, nice condition.

wikpedia notes: President John F. Kennedy identified the Saturn I, and the SA-5 launch in particular, as being the point where US lift capability would surpass the Soviets, after being behind since Sputnik. That was last mentioned in a speech he gave at Brooks AFB in San Antonio on the day before he was assassinated. He never lived to see this capability realized.

Category: The 20th Century

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