Apollo 4

Overview

Destination: Sub-Orbital
Mission: Human Exploration

Sub-Orbital Launch Complex 39A Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Apollo 4 was an "all-up" test, meaning all rocket stages and spacecraft were fully functional on the initial flight, a first for NASA. It was the first time the S-IC first stage and S-II second stage flew. It also demonstrated the S-IVB third stage's first in-flight restart. The mission used a Block I Command Service Module (CSM) modified to test several key Block II revisions, including its heat shield at simulated lunar-return velocity and angle.

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Additional Media

Launch of Apollo 4 first Saturn V as seen LIVE on CBS w/ Walter Cronkite

The first launch of the Saturn V rocket from Kennedy Space Center. This is footage from CBS News with Walter Cronkite. This is the famous video of him exclai...

Apollo 4: "The first flight of a Saturn V launch vehicle" HD, Kennedy Space Center, November 9, 1967

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Apollo 4 - Wikipedia

First test flight of the Apollo Saturn V rocket Apollo 4 (also known as AS-501) was the first uncrewed test flight of the Saturn V launch vehicle, the type used by the U.S. Apollo program to send the first astronauts to the Moon. The space vehicle was assembled in the ...

Saturn V

Family: Saturn
Configuration: V

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.

Specifications
  • Stages
    3
  • Length
    110.6 m
  • Diameter
    10.1 m
  • Fairing Diameter
  • Launch Mass
    2970 T
  • Thrust
    35100 kN
Family
  • Name
    Saturn V
  • Family
    Saturn
  • Variant
    V
  • Alias
  • Full Name
    Saturn V
Payload Capacity
  • Launch Cost
  • Low Earth Orbit
    140000 kg
  • Geostationary Transfer Orbit
  • Direct Geostationary
  • Sun-Synchronous Capacity

Apollo Columbia CSM-107


In-active Human Rated Unmanned Crew Capacity: 3 Payload Capacity: 1050 kg
Destination: Hyperbolic Earth Orbit (simulating a return from the Moon)
Serial Number: CSM-107

CSM-107 "Columbia" was an Apollo Command & Service Module used in the Apollo 11 mission.

Apollo Command/Service Module Details

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Administrator: Jim Bridenstine Founded: 1958 Successes: 38 Failures: 3 Pending: 8

Agency Type: Government

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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Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Pad: Launch Complex 39A


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