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Apollo 4
Mission insignia
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Mission statistics
Mission name Apollo 4
Command Module CM-017
Service Module SM-017
CM+SM 51,753 lb (23,475 kg) mass
Lunar Module LTA-10R (dummy)
29,500 lb (13,400 kg) mass
Spacecraft mass 81,253 pounds (36,856 kg)
Crew size Unmanned
Booster Saturn V SA-501
Launch pad Complex 39A
Kennedy Space Center
Florida, USA
Launch date November 9, 1967
12:00:01 UTC
Landing November 9, 1967
20:37:00 UTC
North Pacific Ocean
30°06′N 172°32′W / 30.1°N 172.533°W / 30.1; -172.533 (Apollo 4 splashdown)
Mission duration 8 h 36 m 59 s
Number of orbits 3
Apogee 101.5 nmi (188.0 km) (initial)
9,769 nmi (18,092 km) (maximum)
Perigee 98.8 nmi (183.0 km) (initial)
−40 nmi (−74 km) (final orbit)
Orbital period 88.3 m
Orbital inclination 32.6°
Distance traveled ~85,000 mi (~140,000 km)
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Apollo 4 was the first unmanned test flight mission of the Saturn V launch vehicle. This was the rocket used in the Apollo program to send the first men to the Moon. The rocket was launched on November 9, 1967 from the Kennedy Space Center. NASA said that the mission was a complete success, and it helped the Apollo program very much.

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