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Near Port Canaveral in Brevard County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Launch Complex 39 Launch Record

 
 
Launch Complex 39 Launch Record Marker image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, 1979
1. Launch Complex 39 Launch Record Marker
Inscription.  
Mission » Launch Vehicle » Dates » Crew » Pad » Highlights

APOLLO

Apollo 4 Saturn V - Nov. 9, 1967: Unmanned
» Pad A - Saturn V's First Flight Test
Apollo 6 Saturn V - April 4, 1968: Unmanned
» Pad A - Second Saturn V Flight Test
Apollo 8 Saturn V - Dec. 21-27, 1968: Frank Borman, James A. Lovell, Jr., William Anders
» Pad A - Man's First Journey To Lunar Orbit
Apollo 9 Saturn V - March 3-13, 1969: James A. McDivitt, David R. Scott, Russell L. Schwelckart
» Pad A - Lunar Spaceships Tested in Earth Orbit
Apollo 10 Saturn V - May 18-26, 1969: Thomas P. Stafford, John W. Young, Eugene A. Cernan
» Pad B - Dress Rehearsal for Lunar Landing
Apollo 11 Saturn V - July 16-24, 1969: Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr
» Pad A - First Man on Moon - Tranquility Base
Apollo 12 Saturn V - Nov. 14-24, 1969: Charles Conrad, Jr., Richard F. Gordon, Jr., Alan L. Bean
» Pad A - Second Manned Landing-Ocean of Storms
Apollo 13 Saturn V - April 11-17, 1970: James A. Lovell, Jr., Fred W. Halse, Jr., John L. Swigert, Jr.
» Pad A - Crew Returns Safely; Moon Landing Aborted
Apollo
Launch Pad 39A image. Click for full size.
By David Graff, 1979
2. Launch Pad 39A
View of the launch pad looking west from the marker location.
14 Saturn V - Jan. 31-Feb 9, 1971: Alan B. Shepard, Stuart A. Roosa, Edgar D. Mitchell
» Pad A - Fra Mauro Site of Third Lunar Landing
Apollo 15 Saturn V - July 26-Aug. 7, 1971: Donald R. Scott, James B. Irwin, Alfred M. Worden, Jr.
» Pad A - Rugged Hadley Appennines Fourth Landing Site
Apollo 16 Saturn V - April 16-27, 1972: John W. Young, Thomas K. Mattingly, II, Charles M. Duke, Jr.
» Pad A - Fifth Crew Lands in Descartes Highlands
Apollo 17 Saturn V - Dec. 7-19, 1972: Eugene A. Cernan, Ronald E. Evans, Harrison H. Schmitt
» Pad A - Final Lunar Visit Made to Taurus-Littrow

SKYLAB
Skylab 1 Saturn V - May 14, 1973:Unmanned
» Pad A - America's First Space Station Launched
Skylab 2 Saturn IB - May 25-June 22, 1973: Charles Conrad, Jr., Joseph P. Kerwin, Paul J. Weitz
» Pad B - First Skylab Crew Visit Lasts 26 Days
Skylab 3 Saturn IB - July 28-Sept 25, 1973: Alan L. Bean, Owen K. Garriot, Jack Robert Lousma
» Pad B - Second Crew Mans Station 56 Days
Skylab 4 Saturn IB - Nov. 16, 1973-Feb. 8, 1974: Gerald Carr, Edward Gibson, William Pogue
» Pad B - Final Crew Mans Skylab for 84 Days

APOLLO/SOYUZ TEST PROJECT (ASTP)
ASTP Saturn IB - July 15-24, 1975: Donald K. Slayton, Thomas P. Stafford, Vance Brand
» Pad B - Manned American/Soviet Spacecraft Joined in Space
 
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Location. 28° 36.354′ N, 80° 35.833′ W. Marker is near Port Canaveral, Florida, in Brevard County. Marker is on Saturn Causeway 0.2 miles west of Cape Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cape Canaveral FL 32920, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Launch Complex 34 (approx. 6.2 miles away); SATAN Tracking Antenna (approx. 7.6 miles away); Saturn V (approx. 7.7 miles away); Complex 14 (approx. 8.4 miles away); Cape Canaveral Lighthouse (approx. 10.6 miles away); a different marker also named Cape Canaveral Lighthouse (approx. 10.6 miles away); Douglas Dummett - Dummett Grove (approx. 10.8 miles away); Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (approx. 11.3 miles away).
 
More about this marker. The marker was at a viewing location for Launch Pad 39A but has been gone for years. It has been updated at a nearby location.
 
Also see . . .  Kennedy Space Center LC-39 launch markers. Photos of launch history markers new and old (including the subject marker) near the same location. (Some photo links may be broken.) (Submitted on June 15, 2018, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2018, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 15, 2018, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 26, 2020