Rocket to the Moon

The show was originally named Rocket to the Moon and it opened in 1955 along with Disneyland. The ride was refurbished as Flight to the Moon in 1967. On March 21, 1975, the destination was changed to Mars because humans had already been to the Moon. During that time, the attraction was considerably dated. The show was designed in cooperation with NASA and was basically a revised and updated version of the previous attraction Flight to the Moon. Guests would now be launched on a spacecraft into space and then approach the surface of the red planet Mars. Continue reading for more fascinating historical pictures.

18. Interior of White House During Renovations c.1950

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17. Stephen Hawking and his Wife Jane c.1965

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16. US Paratroopers Over Normandy on D-Day c.1944

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15. Russians Waiting for Opening of First Moscow McDonalds c.1991

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14. Teddy Roosevelt Becomes First US President to Fly in an Airplane c.1910

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13. Motorcycle Chariots in NSW Australia c.1936

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12. Bombardier Heading Towards Germany in B-17 c.1943

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11. People Standing Next to State of Liberty During Unpacking c.1886

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10. Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library Built in 1874

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9. Alcatraz Prison Menu c.1946

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8. George Washington Being Carved Into Mt. Rushmore c.1932

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7. Jesse Owens Wins 100M Sprint at 1936 Olympics in Berlin

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6. Salvador Dali c.1936

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5. Now Extinct Tasmanian Tiger c.1930

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4. Citizen Kane Premier c.1941

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3. Ty Cobb Sliding Into Home c.1920

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2. Human Chess in St. Petersburg, Russia c.1924

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1. Tsara Bomba Mushroom Cloud c.1961

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