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 16 was the 10th crewed launch of the Apollo program. The craft was crewed by Commander John Young, Command Module Pilot Ken Mattingly & Lunar Module Pilot Charles Duke. The mission duration was 11 days, 1 hour, 51 minutes & 5 seconds during which time Young and Duke spent 71 hours on the surface of the Moon spending a total of 20 hours and 14 minutes on moonwalks while Mattingly spend 126 hours or 64 orbits in lunar orbit. While conducting moonwalks, Young and Duke collected 95.8Kg of lunar samples. During return trip to Earth Mattingly performed an EVA to collect film cassettes from the exterior of the service module.

Launch Window


NET: April 16th 1972 - 17:54 UTC

Open: April 16th 1972 - 17:54 UTC

Close: April 16th 1972 - 17:54 UTC

Watch the Launch




Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL