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Name of Image: Apollo 11 5th Annivesary Commemoration Plaque
MIX #: 7562270
NIX #: 7562270 MSFC-7562270
Date of Image: 1974-07-03
Category: Saturn Apollo Program
 

Full Description: On July 3, 1974 NASA commemorated the 5th anniversary of the Apollo 11, first lunar landing mission, at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). Launch Pad 39, from which astronauts Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin, and Michael Collins first embarked on their historic journey to the Moon, was dedicated as a national landmark. Apollo 11 was launched at 9:32 am on July 16, 1969 and made the first successful lunar landing July 20th. During the 45 minute ceremony, the three Apollo 11 astronauts unveiled this plaque which was placed at the launch site. Other participating dignitaries included Dr. James Fletcher and Dr. George H. Low, NASA Administrator and Deputy Administrator respectively; Florida Governor Rubin Askew; Senator frank E. Moss; Congressman Olin E. Teague, and Kurt Debus, KSC Director. Apollo 11 launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida via a Saturn V launch which was developed by the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) under the direction of Dr. Wernher von Braun.
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Keywords: Apollo 11, 5th Anniversary, Commemoration Plaque, KSC
MSFC Negative Number: 7562270
Reference Number: MSFC-75-SA-4105-2C
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