The Apollo 10 Saturn V rocket, 1969.
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The rocket is undergoing final pre-launch checks at Launch Complex 39B at the Kennedy Space Centre, Cape Canaveral, Florida. It was launched on 18th May 1969 and carried Apollo 10 astronauts, Thomas Stafford, John Young and Eugene Cernan, on a lunar orbital mision, the dres rehearsal for the Apollo 11 landing mision, which took place two months later. The masive Saturn V rocket, over 100 metres tall, was the largest rocket ever built and was used on all the Apollo misions to the Moon.