National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Saturn V

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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 V

Configuration: V
Family: Saturn

The Saturn V was a human-rated expendable rocket used by NASA between 1967 and 1973. Most notably, the Saturn V took the Apollo program to the Moon. It still remains the world's tallest, heaviest, and most powerful rocket ever brought to operational status and is the only launch vehicle to take humans beyond LEO.

Vehicle Specifications


Saturn V
GTO: None
LEO: 140000
Length: 110.6 m
Diameter: 10.1 m
Launch Mass: 2970k kg
Thurst: 35100 kN
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Human Exploration


Apollo 13 was the famous mission that never made it to the moon's surface because of a catastrophic malfunction on board, but the astronauts did return safely to the Earth. The mission was commanded by Jim Lovell, the Command Module Pilot was Jack Swigert, and the Lunar Module Pilot was Fred Haise. The mission launched on April 11th 1970 and the Capsule safely landed in the ocean on April 17th 1970.

Launch Window


NET: April 11th 1970 - 19:13 UTC

Open: April 11th 1970 - 19:13 UTC

Close: April 11th 1970 - 19:13 UTC

Watch the Launch




Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL