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October 28, 1961

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 28, 1961

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

The front page has a three column heading: "Powerful Saturn Rocket Is Fired" with subhead: "Eight-Engine Device Flies 215 Miles in First Launching" and photo. (see) Coverage continues inside. Lengthy text here. Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 46 pages, light toning at the margins, 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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