Astronomy4all
Saturn V (SA-501) for the Apollo 4 Mission (NASA, Marshall, Archive, 8/67) by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center on Flickr.Via Flickr:
In August 1967, the Saturn V vehicle (SA-501), rolled out to the launch pad in preparation for its first launch. The vehicle was designed by engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. for the first human missions to the moon. The 363-foot-tall rocket rolled out from the Vehicle Assembly Building on a crawler and slowly moving at 1 mph made its way to the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Fla. The Apollo 4 mission was an uncrewed test flight designed to obtain flight information on launch vehicle and spacecraft structural integrity and compatibility, flight loads, stage separation, and subsystems operation including testing of restart of the S-IVB stage, and to evaluate the Apollo command module heat shield. The Apollo 4 was launched on November 9, 1967 from the Kennedy Center and completed a successful mission.
Image credit: NASA/MSFC
Original image:www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/history/gallery/Saturn_V_fo…

Saturn V (SA-501) for the Apollo 4 Mission (NASA, Marshall, Archive, 8/67) by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
In August 1967, the Saturn V vehicle (SA-501), rolled out to the launch pad in preparation for its first launch. The vehicle was designed by engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. for the first human missions to the moon. The 363-foot-tall rocket rolled out from the Vehicle Assembly Building on a crawler and slowly moving at 1 mph made its way to the launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Fla. The Apollo 4 mission was an uncrewed test flight designed to obtain flight information on launch vehicle and spacecraft structural integrity and compatibility, flight loads, stage separation, and subsystems operation including testing of restart of the S-IVB stage, and to evaluate the Apollo command module heat shield. The Apollo 4 was launched on November 9, 1967 from the Kennedy Center and completed a successful mission.

Image credit: NASA/MSFC

Original image:
www.nasa.gov/centers/marshall/history/gallery/Saturn_V_fo…

  1. christianmartyr reblogged this from sagansense
  2. sainatsukino reblogged this from messier666
  3. ashesinyourhair reblogged this from messier666
  4. youngnoblewoman reblogged this from messier666 and added:
    Aaaahhhh look it’s the VAB and I have TOTALLY been lucky enough to get to go inside there once :-D
  5. messier666 reblogged this from sagansense
  6. pragmatic-dude reblogged this from starstuffblog
  7. neugeneration reblogged this from humblybumbly
  8. michael1171996 reblogged this from sagansense
  9. 0remcraftsman reblogged this from sagansense
  10. weeabootrashaesthetic reblogged this from sagansense
  11. dinosaursandotherawesomestuff reblogged this from sagansense
  12. tysoniansaganist reblogged this from sagansense
  13. swagician reblogged this from registoal
  14. stillinmyawkwardphase reblogged this from sagansense
  15. crowded-space reblogged this from sagansense
  16. registoal reblogged this from sagansense
  17. sagansense reblogged this from spacettf and added:
    via spacettf
  18. irrumabothyself reblogged this from spacettf
  19. oneeyedmaninablindland reblogged this from spacettf
  20. whodoicatch reblogged this from spacettf
  21. class55rock reblogged this from starstuffblog
  22. thatsteamkid reblogged this from starstuffblog
  23. factsandobservations reblogged this from starstuffblog
  24. starstuffblog reblogged this from spacettf