Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) built in 1963 as part of the Apollo Project to land on the moon. It was a vertical take-off and landing vehicle powered by a single jet engine. The vehicle allowed Apollo astronauts to train for real moon landings.
The S-II stage of the Saturn V rocket is hoisted onto the test stand in 1967 at the Mississippi Test Facility, now the Stennis Space Center. This was the second stage of the tall Moon rocket. The second stage was powered by five engines.
~ The Launch of Mercury-Redstone~ (NASA, Marshall, Archive, On May Alan Shepard Jr. became the first American in space when Freedom 7 was launched by a Mercury-Redstone rocket developed at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.