Sacramento played big role in moon landing
07/21/2014 11:07 AM
07/21/2014 10:45 AM
Sunday July 20 was the 45th anniversary of the moon landing. Unfortunately, there was no mention of this amazing achievement in The Sacramento Bee.
Sacramento played a key role in the space program testing the third stage of the Saturn rocket, the S-IVB. The S-IVB was the stage which was fired to send the astronauts out of Earth's orbit and onto the moon.
Pictures from the Douglas Aircraft Sacramento Test Facility of the S-IVB are now available at the Sacramento Archives website at CityOfSacramento.org. Eventually all 400 pictures and research manuals will be available to the public.
-- Terri Pennello, Sacramento
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