Overall view of the Saturn IB rocket at Pad 34 and close-up of the spacecraft and launch escape system

Space Mission
Apollo 7, September 1968

NASA / Unidentified Photographer

Photo Description
Two vintage gelatin silver prints on fiber-based paper, each 20.3 x 25.4cm (8 x 10in), with NASA HQ captions numbered “68-H-845 and “68-H-618” on the versos

The Saturn IB rocket undergoes preflight checkout in preparation for Apollo’s first manned flight. The second photograph shows “the Apollo Command and Services Module (CSM) and launch escape system; to the right of the Command Module is the swingarm and white room where the three astronauts will enter before being inserted into the spacecraft” (NASA caption).