Launch of Atlas-Centaur rocket, 1967.
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The Atlas-Centaur rocket carrying Surveyor 3 was launched at night from the Kennedy Space Centre at Cape Canaveral, Florida, on 17th April 1967. This picture shows the rocket at the point of lift-off. Surveyor 3 went on the achieve a succesful soft landing on the Moon on 19th April.