Unedited Vintage Photos That Crossed The Line

By Sarah Norman | September 14, 2023

Wernher von Braun standing next to the F-1 engines of the Saturn V, 1969.

In this exact moment in time, the world is blinded by fear, uncertainty, and loss. With an uncertain economy, fear of sickness and death looming, and worldwide restrictions, we are all faced with meeting our own personal challenges and fears. Bad things may be happening around us, so let's go to the past and to the happy times...let's relive some of those golden years and escape reality even if it's just for the length of this gallery.

We tend to look back on the past with rose-tinted glasses. The reason the future and the present moment can feel uncomfortable at times like these is due to uncertainty...we just don't know if that outcome is going to provide us what we need to feel safe, secure, and happy.

The beautiful thing about revisiting history is it gives us the power of hindsight...we know what happens then, so it's safe and comfortable. And the memories that those moments in history provide us actually can help us shift how we feel in the present moment, which is the only thing that can shift how our future unfolds.

So let's take a look back on the groovy past, forget the uncertainty of today, and find serenity in the fact that no matter what has happened in the past, that we have always survived, grown stronger, and wiser because of it.

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Wernher von Braun was a renowned German-American aerospace engineer and space architect. He is best known for his work on developing the V-2 rocket during World War II and later as the chief architect of NASA's Saturn V rocket, which was used for the Apollo program.

In this photo, von Braun is standing next to the massive F-1 engines of the Saturn V. The F-1 was the most potent single-chamber liquid-propellant rocket engine ever developed. It produced 1.5 million pounds of thrust and was used as the primary power source for the first stage of the Saturn V rocket.

In 1969, the Saturn V successfully propelled the Apollo 11 mission to the moon, making the United States the first to land a man on the moon. Von Braun's work on the Saturn V was a critical factor in the success of the Apollo program. He is considered one of the most influential figures in the history of space exploration.

The Saturn V was the tallest, heaviest, and most powerful rocket ever built. It remains the most powerful rocket ever used operationally.

A young Madonna in 1974

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Long before Madonna was the queen of pop she was just a teenager. It’s hard to imagine that she wasn’t formed in some kind of pop music science lab but she was just a kid like everyone else on the planet.

Growing up in Michigan, Madonna had to find her own fun. She wanted to be a dancer but she also worked on short films with her friends and even wrote some of her own poetry, but she didn’t come into her own until she went to college at the University of Michigan for a year before dropping out in 1978 and moving to New York City.

When she arrived in New York she only had about 30 bucks in her pocket and had to work at Dunkin’ Donuts while chasing her dreams.