Success of the Saturn V moon rocket has revived U.S. hopes of landing astronauts on the moon in late 1969. What does this sudden quickening of the space race mean? "The most marvelous technological achievement of all time!" That's what experts called the successful launching of Saturn V November 9. It was a triumphant comeback for the U.S. lunar program. A failure at this point would have set the U.S. moon landing program back many more months - if not years! Saturn V was an acknowledged gamble - what spacemen call an "all up" mission - since several untried rocket parts were tested together for the FIRST TIME. The "incredible precision" with which the unmanned Apollo 4 moon capsule was shot into orbit by Saturn V and returned to earth was carried out by NEW launch and control teams from a NEW rocket complex!
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