|On the ramp up to the Complex 13 Mobile Service Tower|
This is the ramp leading up to the Complex 13 launch stand. The wall that you see on the right side of the picture (out beyond the guard rail) is the fuel storage and transfer facility.
Complex 13 was used from 1958 until 1978 for unmanned launches. Perhaps the best known launches from this site were the Lunar Orbiter series launched between August 1966 and August 1967 on Atlas-Agena vehicles. This Complex also launched Mariner 3 on November 5, 1964. Mariner 3 was the first of America's Mars probes. Sadly, it was prevented from completing a Mars flyby due to a launch fairing failure.
In total, Complex 13 supported a total of 51 launches until its dismantlement in 1978.
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