Awesome short video by Mark Felton about Nazi Germany‘s rocket technology, targeting (beyond UK) America (which fortunately failed) through space. Wernher von Braun „ironically“ was working for NASA after the end of WW2, making USA being the first nation to put a man on the moon. https://youtu.be/1AQIyXV5nGI
International rendezvous in space. The Soviet Soyuz 19 spacecraft approaches the Apollo Command Service Module for docking during the Apollo Soyuz Test Project, July 1975. The historic mission was the 1st joint American/Russian space flight & symbolic of the end of the space race which kicked off with Sputnik back in 1957. The Docking Mechanism of the CSM is visible at the top of the photo. Soyuz 19 spent 5 days & 22 hours in space completing 96 orbits while the Apollo spacecraft orbited 148 times over 9 days.
The garage door’s open. The 363-foot Saturn V rocket is set to slide into the Vehicle Assembly Building at Kennedy Space Center. The VAB is the tallest building (outside an urban area) in the US. It was the tallest building in Florida until 1974 & is the largest single story building in the world at 526 feet.