Lift-off of the Saturn V rocket, carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin Jr, along with 6,700,000 pounds (3,039,000 kg) of fuel and equipment into the Florida sky, bound for the Moon, on July 16th, 1969. (NASA)
Go, go, go! Apollo 11 Launch - The Apollo 11 Saturn V space vehicle climbs toward orbit on July bearing astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr. Armstrong and Aldrin would make history as the first men on the moon,
March 3, 1969 – Apollo program: NASA launches Apollo 9 (AS-504) to test the lunar module.