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Space History Photo: Apollo 7 Launch

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The Apollo 7 Saturn IB as seen during launch on Oct. 11, 1968. (Image credit: NASA.)

In this historical photo from the U.S. space agency, the Apollo 7 Saturn IB space vehicle is launched from the Kennedy Space Center's Launch Complex 34 at 11:03 a.m. October 11, 1968.

A tracking antenna is on the left and a pad service structure on the right.

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