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 9 was commanded by James McDivitt, Command Module Pilot Dave Scott and Lunar Module Pilot Rusty Schweickart. The mission tested the LM engines, backpack life support systems, navigation systems, and docking maneuvers.

Launch Window


NET: March 3rd 1969 - 16:00 UTC

Open: March 3rd 1969 - 16:00 UTC

Close: March 3rd 1969 - 16:00 UTC

Watch the Launch





Kennedy Space Center, FL, USA

Launch Complex 39A, Kennedy Space Center, FL