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Elkmont in Limestone County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Legacy

 
 
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By TeamOHE, December 22, 2018
1. Legacy Marker
Inscription.  The Saturn I, the Saturn IB and the Saturn V were all members of the Saturn family of rockets developed in Huntsville. The Saturn IB, as displayed here in full scale, had more power than the earlier Saturn I-enough for orbital training missions with both the Apollo spacecraft and lunar module. But it was the 363-foot Saturn V rocket that ultimately took American astronauts out of Earth's orbit and on to the moon. One of only three remaining original Saturn V rockets, along with a full-scale vertical replica, can be seen at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center only a few miles south in Huntsville. The Saturn V is listed as a National Historic Landmark and represents one of the greatest scientific achievements in human history With a 100 percent success rate, it was responsible for putting 12 American astronauts on the surface of the moon.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space.
 
Location. 34° 57.266′ N, 86° 53.521′ W. Marker is in Elkmont, Alabama, in Limestone County. Marker is on Interstate 65S, on the right when
Legacy Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, December 22, 2018
2. Legacy Marker
traveling south. On grounds of Alabama Welcome Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkmont AL 35620, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Visitors Center (here, next to this marker); Alabama's Role (here, next to this marker); Saturn IB Launce Vehicle (here, next to this marker); Hernando De Soto in Alabama (a few steps from this marker); The Saturn Legacy (a few steps from this marker); Alabama Combat Infantrymen Monument (a few steps from this marker); The De Soto Trail (within shouting distance of this marker); Perspective (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elkmont.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 40 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 21, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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