National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Saturn IB

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Administrator: Jim Bridenstine Founded: 1958 Successes: 153 Failures: 2 Pending: 2

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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Launch Vehicle


Saturn IB

Configuration: IB
Family: Saturn

Vehicle Specifications


Saturn IB
GTO: None
LEO: 21000
Length: 43.2 m
Diameter: 6.61 m
Launch Mass: 590k kg
Thurst: 7100 kN
WIKI

Human Exploration


Skylab 2 (also known as SL-2 or SLM-1) was the first crewed mission to the first US orbital space station Skylab. The mission began on May 25, 1973, 13:00:00 UTC with the launch of a three-person crew. Crew members were the Commander Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr., Science Pilot Joseph P. Kerwin and Pilot Paul J. Weitz. During their 26-day stay on the station, crew performed station repairs and conducted scientific, medical experiments, gathered solar and Earth science data. The mission ended successfully with the splashdown in the Pacific Ocean on June 22, 1973, 13:49:48 UTC.

Launch Window


NET: May 25th 1973 - 13:00 UTC

Open: May 25th 1973 - 13:00 UTC

Close: May 25th 1973 - 13:00 UTC

Watch the Launch



Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39B, Kennedy Space Center, FL


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Videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2Zh6Oc6MiA

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