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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…

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