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Name of Image: Saturn V Instrument Unit for the Apollo 4 Mission in the Vehicle Assembly Building
MIX #: 6755795
NIX #: 6755795 MSFC-6755795
Date of Image: 1967-01-01
Category: Saturn Apollo Program

Full Description: This photograph was taken during the final assembly operation of the Saturn V launch vehicle for the Apollo 4 (SA 501) mission. The instrument unit (IU) was mated atop the S-IC/S-II assembly in the Vehicle Assembly Building high bay at the Kennedy Space Center. The Apollo 4 mission was the first launch of the Saturn V launch vehicle. Objectives of the unmanned Apollo 4 test flight were 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 KSC.
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Keywords: Saturn V, Instrument Unit, IU, Apollo 4, Vehicle Assembly Building
MSFC Negative Number: 6755795
Reference Number: MSFC-75-SA-4105-2C
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