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Apollo 7 S-IVB rocket stage in Earth orbit on October 11, 1968. The photograph was taken as the crew practices rendezvous techniques that would be needed for the later lunar flights.

Cape Canaveral and Merritt Island, Florida, can be seen beyond the left side of the lower end of the S-IVB. The mission was launched from Pad 34 at Cape Canaveral.

The S-IVB stage was used as a second stage for Saturn IB launches and as the third stage for Saturn V launches. On Saturn V flights the four Spacecraft/LM Adapter panels would be jettisoned to allow access to the Lunar Module.


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