The departure for space of the first crewed Apollo mission

Space Mission
Apollo 7, October 11, 1968

NASA / Unidentified Photographer

Photo Description
Vintage gelatin silver print on fiber-based paper, 20.3 x 25.4cm (8 x 10in), with NASA KSC caption numbered “68- H-927” on the verso

The crew leave the Manned Spacecraft Operations Building at the Kennedy Space Center and are about to enter the transfer van that will take them to Cape Kennedy’s Launch Pad 34 for liftoff. They are carrying portable pre-launch cooling units for their spacesuits.