This image of space shuttle Atlantis was taken shortly after the rotating service structure was rolled back at Launch Pad 39A, Thursday, July 7, 2011.
The Mars Surveyor ’98 program is comprised of two spacecraft launched separately, the Mars Climate Orbiter and the Mars Polar Lander.
Space Shuttle Atlantis takes flight on its STS-27 mission on Dec. 2, 1988, 9:30 a.m. EST, utilizing 375,000 pounds thrust produced by its three main engines.
The 363-foot tall Apollo 15 Saturn V is launched from Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center, Florida, at 9:34 a.m., July 26, 1971, on a lunar landing mission.
Starship MK1 assembled in SpaceX’s build and launch facility in Cameron County, Texas.