“This week in 1969, city officials carry Wernher von Braun, the first center director of NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center, on their shoulders during a celebration in downtown Huntsville following the completion of Apollo 11 -- the first crewed lunar landing. Marshall worked with companies across America to build the Saturn V launch vehicle that sent astronauts to the moon. The NASA History Program is responsible for generating, disseminating, and preserving NASA’s remarkable history and providing a comprehensive understanding of the institutional, cultural, social, political, economic, technological, and scientific aspects of NASA’s activities in aeronautics and space. For more pictures like this one and to connect to NASA’s history, visit the History Program’s webpage.
Last Updated: Aug. 6, 2017
Editor: Lee Mohon”