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From: Netherlands
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posted 09-04-2021 02:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Saturn I flight vehicle SA-6 was launched from Cape Kennedy at 12:08 p.m. EST on May 28, 1964. It was the sixth successful test of the Saturn booster and the second successful flight of the hydrogen/oxygen S-IV second stage. SA-6 carried into orbit the first unmanned 'boilerplate' model of the Apollo spacecraft.


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posted 09-04-2021 11:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for garymilgrom   Click Here to Email garymilgrom     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Beautiful. Thanks Ed.


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posted 09-04-2021 01:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randy   Click Here to Email randy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One step closer to the moon.


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posted 09-09-2021 07:07 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ronpur   Click Here to Email Ronpur     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This would have been the one JFK stood under, correct?


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posted 09-09-2021 07:13 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for oly   Click Here to Email oly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Ed, I would still like to see these launch vehicles flying today. Just imagine if the Saturn series were allowed to gain the benefits of 60 years of development through use.


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posted 09-16-2021 05:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dtemple   Click Here to Email dtemple     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have read that the Saturn 1B would have been too expensive to continue using it as a launch vehicle, though (until reading that) thought the same thing, that it should have stayed in production. There were concepts presented to NASA about various modifications that could be made to the rocket to put heavier payloads into earth orbit.

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