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Saturn V Launch Vehicle

Huntsville, Alabama
County of Madison.
National Register Number: 78000500
Resource type: Structure.
Property type: Education - research facility. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2004.
Congressional District: AL-5 Certified Local Government: YES

Statement of Significance (as of designation - February 10, 1987):
In July 1969, a rocket of this type carried astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Edwin E. Aldrin, and Michael Collins toward mankind's first expedition to the surface of the moon. Developed by the U.S. for the purpose of landing a man on the moon, this vehicle was the first Saturn V constructed by the Marshall Space Flight Center under the direction of Dr. Werner von Braun (1912-1977) and served as the test vehicle for all of the Saturn support facilities at the Marshall Space Flight Center.

Condition:
The Landmark received a Save America's Treasures matching grant of $700,000 in 2000.


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