- Pad 39-A (3)
- Saturn-V AS-503 (3)
- High Bay 1
- MLP 1
- Firing Room 1
- Frank Borman, Commander
- James A. Lovell, Jr.
- William A. Anders
- 12/24/67 - S-II Stage ondock at KSC
- 12/27/67 - S-1C Stage ondock at KSC
- 12/30/67 - S-IVB ondock at KSC
- 01/04/68 - S-IU ondock at KSC
- 08/14/68 - Launch Vehicle at Pad
- 10/17/68 - Spacecraft at Pad
- 12/11/68 - Countdown Demonstration Test
- 12/21/68 - Launch
- Demonstrate crew/space vehicle/mission support facilities during manned
Saturn V/CSM mission. Demonstrate translunar injection, CSM navigation,
communications, and midcourse corrections. Assess CSM consumables and
passive thermal control. Demonstrate CSM performance in cislunar and
lunar orbit environment. Demonstrate communications and tracking at lunar
distances. Return high-resolution photographs of proposed Apollo landing
sites and locations of scientific interest. All mission objectives were
- December 21, 1968, 07:51:00 a.m. EST.
Kennedy Space Center.Launch
- Altitude: 190km x 180km
- Inclination: xxx degrees
- Duration: 6 Days, 3 hours, 0 min, 42 seconds
- Distance: miles
- December 27, 1968; 10:52 am EST; Landing point 8deg 7.5min North and
165deg 1.2min West. Miss distance was 2.5km; Splashdown time, December
27, 1968 at 10:52 a.m. EST; MET: 147:00:42. Crew on board U.S.S
Yorktown at 12:20 p.m. EST; Spacecraft aboard ship at 01:20 p.m.
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- Apogee, 190 kilometers; perigee 180 kilometers. Translunar injection
at 02:56:05.5 MET; maximum distance from earth, 376,745 kilometers; lunar
orbit insertion 69:08:20 MET; lunar orbit 312km by 111km; transearth
injection, 89:19:17 MET.
- In lunar orbit 20 hours, with 10 orbits. First
manned lunar orbital mission. Support facilities
tested. Photographs taken of Earth and Moon.
Live TV broadcasts.
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