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Von Braun briefs Kennedy on Saturn V rocket. Footage of German-US aerospace engineer Wernher von Braun briefing US President John F. Kennedy during the Saturn V part of his tour of NASA facilities at Merrit Island, near Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA, on 16 November 1963. Von Braun was the lead designer of the Saturn V rocket, used in the Apollo programme to reach the Moon. During this tour, Kennedy was also briefed on the Gemini programme and took an aerial tour of the facility. This was Kennedy's third visit to Cape Canaveral, taking place a week before his assassination. The site was renamed the Kennedy Space Center in his honour on 29 November 1963.
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