Space History Photo: Saturn V Stage at Michould Assembly Facility

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The first stage of the Saturn V is seen at the Michould Facility. (Image credit: NASA.)

In this historic photo from the U.S. space agency, the S-1C-8 (the first stage) of Saturn V is being lowered to a horizontal position at Michoud Assembly Facility (MAF) in January 1969. MAF manufactured the stages of the Saturn IB and V, including the S-1C stage.

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