09 Apr When We Were Apollo: “The Super Guppy”
With the Saturn V moon rocket’s second and third stages under construction in Southern California, moving them via barge to Florida’s Kennedy Space Center would take weeks through the Panama Canal. All well and good when time’s on your side, but when you’re trying to get to the moon before the end of the decade, you need a faster way. The solution: The Super Guppy! A 265 mph turbo prop with a 40,000 lb payload.