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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 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,
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.
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
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 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); John H. Sams Homestead (approx. 11.8 miles away); Titusville Veteran's Memorial Fishing Pier (approx. 12.4 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.) 
 
Categories. Air & Space
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 15, 2018, by David Graff of Halifax, Nova Scotia. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. 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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