3…2…1… We have lift off!

On this day in 1967, the Saturn V Space Rocket was the first unmanned rocket launched.

The Saturn V was launched 13 times from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida with no loss of crew or payload.

As of 2017, the Saturn V remains the tallest, heaviest, and most powerful (highest total impulse) rocket ever brought to operational status, and holds records for the heaviest payload launched and largest payload capacity to low Earth orbit (LEO) of 140,000 kg (310,000 lb), which included the third stage and unburned propellant needed to send the Apollo Command/Service Module and Lunar Module to the Moon.

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