Made during the Apollo program, “The First Short Steps” is an official NASA film produced circa 1968 showing the assembly of the Saturn V rocket used to take man to the moon. Pieces were transported to the Kennedy Space Center from manufacturing plants located hundreds or thousands of miles away using methods that varied from a barge to specially designed aircraft. The rocket’s first booster stage is shown starting at mark 01:47 being slowly transported and being test-fired at mark 03:18. The rocket’s second stage is seen at mark 04:04 as it’s slowly moved from California to the Gulf Coast for testing. Mark 05:17 shows us the third stage of the rocket as it is moved along the California coast for testing before being transported to Florida, where all of the pieces will be assembled.
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