National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Saturn V

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Administrator: Jim Bridenstine Founded: 1958 Successes: 154 Failures: 4 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.

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Human Exploration


Apollo 15 was the 9th manned mission in the Apollo program and 4th to land on the moon. It was a successful mission although controversial as the astronauts carried unauthorized postage stamps which they planned to sell. Commander David Scott, Lunar Module Pilot James Irwin and Command Module Pilot Alfred Worden were on board. The Mission lasted 12 days 7 hours, which included 1 cislunar EVA and 4 lunar surface EVA's. This was also the first mission the lunar rover was used.

Launch Window


NET: July 26th 1971 - 13:34 UTC

Instantaneous launch window.

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Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL