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Space History Photo: Saturn V Preparations

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A technician works on the Saturn V rocket, preparing it for the first manned lunar landing mission. (Image credit: NASA.)

In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, a technician works atop the white room through which the Apollo astronauts will enter their spacecraft, which is stacked at the top of a Saturn V rocket. The vehicle is being prepared, on July 3, 1969, for the first manned lunar landing mission.

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