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Space History Photo: Saturn V, S-II Stage is Lifted into Test Stand

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The Saturn V, S-II Stage in the test stand.
(Image: © NASA)

In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, the S-II stage of the Saturn V rocket is hoisted onto the A-2 test stand in January of 1967 at the Mississippi Test Facility, now the Stennis Space Center. This was the second stage of the 364-foot tall Moon rocket. The second stage was powered by five J-2 engines.

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