• Short Summary

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- The NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center shipped the first Saturn V flight booster (S-IC-1) -- scheduled to be launched early next year -- to the NASA-Kennedy Space Center, Fla., today aboard the barge "Poseidon."
    "Poseidon" is expected to arrive at the Florida launch site in about 10 days.

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    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. -- The NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center shipped the first Saturn V flight booster (S-IC-1) -- scheduled to be launched early next year -- to the NASA-Kennedy Space Center, Fla., today aboard the barge "Poseidon."
    "Poseidon" is expected to arrive at the Florida launch site in about 10 days. The 2,000 mile waterway route will take the barge through parts of the Tennessee, Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, into the Gulf of Mexico, around the southern tip of Florida, and up the Atlantic Ocean to the Kennedy Space Center.

    The huge booster -- which is 138 feet long, 33 feet in diameter and weighs some 300,000 pounds -- was moved from a Marshall Center manufacturing building early today. It travelled down a special roadway leading to the Tennessee River.

    At KSC, the stage will be mated to the Saturn's two upper stages, the instrument unit and Apollo spacecraft in the world's largest building, the Vehicle Assembly Building.

    The Saturn V first stage was captive tested twice earlier this year at the Marshall Center, directed by Dr. Wernher von Braun. Its five F-1 engines generate a total thrust of 7.5 million pounds.

    The booster was developed jointly by The Boeing Co. and the Marshall Center. The S-IC-1 was assembled at the Marshall Center. Most major components were built by Boeing at the Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans, La., and at the company's plant in Wichita, Kan.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8FHI4IZFX5H00CFPO3PV4LEMG
    Media URN:
    VLVA8FHI4IZFX5H00CFPO3PV4LEMG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/08/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:13:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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