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Green dots indicate locations of Apollo missions on the moon

The Apollo missions were a series of space missions, both manned and unmanned, flown by NASA between 1961 and 1975. They culminated with a series of manned moon landings between 1969 and 1972.

Launch vehicles

The Apollo program used four types of launch vehicles:

The Marshall Space Flight Center, which designed the Saturn rockets, referred to the flights as Saturn-Apollo (SA), while Kennedy Space Center referred to the flights as Apollo-Saturn (AS). This is why the unmanned Saturn 1 flights are referred to as SA and the unmanned Saturn 1B are referred to as AS. Dates given below are dates of launch.

Unmanned missions

Saturn I

Mission LV Serial No Launch Date Launch Time Remarks
SA-1 S-101 27 October 1961 15:06 GMT Test of the Saturn 1 Rocket
SA-2 S-102 25 April 1962 14:00 GMT Test of the S-1 Rocket and carried 109 m³ of water into the upper atmosphere to investigate effects on radio transmission and changes in local weather conditions.
SA-3 AS-103 16 November 1962 17:45 GMT Repeat of the SA-2 mission.
SA-4 AS-104 28 March 1963 20:11 GMT Test effects of premature engine shutdown
SA-5 AS-105 29 January 1964 16:25 GMT First flight of live second stage
A-101 AS-106 28 May 1964 17:07 GMT Tested the structural integrity of a boilerplate Apollo Command and Service Module
A-102 AS-107 18 September 1964 17:22 GMT Carried the first programmable computer on the Saturn I vehicle; last test flight
A-103 AS-109 16 February 1965 14:37 GMT Carried Pegasus A micrometeorite satellite plus a CSM boilerplate
*A-104 AS-108 25 May 1965 07:35 GMT Carried Pegasus B micrometeorite satellite plus a CSM boilerplate
A-105 AS-110 30 July 1965 13:00 GMT Carried Pegasus C micrometeorite satellite plus a CSM boilerplate

Pad abort tests

Apollo Pad Abort Test -2

Pad Abort Test (NASA) with boilerplate command module

Mission Launch Date Launch Time Remarks
Pad Abort Test-1 7 November 1963 16:00 GMT Launch Escape System (LES) abort test from launch pad.
Pad Abort Test-2 29 June 1965 13:00 GMT LES pad abort test of near Block-I CM.

Little Joe II

Mission LV Serial No Launch Date Launch Time Remarks
QTV 28 August 1963 13:05 GMT Little Joe II qualification test.
A-001 13 May 1964 13:00 GMT LES transonic test failed.
A-002 8 December 1964 15:00 GMT LES maximum altitude, Max-Q abort test.
A-003 19 May 1965 13:01 GMT LES canard maximum altitude abort test.
A-004 20 January 1966 15:17 GMT LES test of maximum weight, tumbling Block-I CM.

Unmanned Apollo-Saturn IB and Saturn V

Mission Rocket LV Serial No Launch Date Launch Time Remarks
AS-201 Saturn IB AS-201 26 February 1966 16:12 GMT First test flight of Saturn IB rocket
AS-203 Saturn IB AS-203 5 July 1966 14:53 GMT Investigated effects of weightlessness on fuel tanks of S-IVB. Sometimes informally called Apollo 2.
AS-202 Saturn IB AS-202 25 August 1966 17:15 GMT Sub-orbital test flight of Command and Service Module. Sometimes informally called Apollo 3.
Apollo 4 Saturn V AS-501 9 November 1967 12:00 GMT First test of the Saturn V booster
Apollo 5 Saturn IB AS-204 22 January 1968 22:48 GMT Test of the Saturn IB booster and Lunar Module
Apollo 6 Saturn V AS-502 4 April 1968 16:12 GMT Test of the Saturn V booster
Skylab 1 Saturn INT-21 AS-513 14 May 1973 17:30 GMT Unmanned launch of Skylab 1 workshop using Saturn INT-21 (two-stage version of the Saturn V booster). Last flight of Saturn V booster.

Manned missions

Mission Rocket LV Serial No Commander Senior Pilot or Command Module Pilot Pilot or Lunar Module Pilot CM Name LM Name Launch Date Launch Time Duration
Apollo 1 Saturn IB AS-204 Grissom White Chaffee N/A No LM 21 February 1967 (Planned) N/A N/A
Unlaunched - On 27 January 1967 Gus Grissom, Edward White, and Roger Chaffee were killed when a fire erupted in their Apollo spacecraft during a test on the launch pad.
Apollo 7 Saturn IB AS-205 Schirra Eisele Cunningham N/A No LM 11 October 1968 15:02 GMT 10d 20h
09m 03s
First manned Apollo flight, first manned flight of the Saturn IB. Only manned Apollo launch not from LC 39
Apollo 8 Saturn V AS-503 Borman Lovell Anders N/A No LM 21 December 1968 12:51 GMT 06d 03h
00m 42s
First manned flight around the Moon, first manned flight of the Saturn V.
Apollo 9 Saturn V AS-504 McDivitt Scott Schweickart Gumdrop Spider 3 March 1969 16:00 GMT 10d 01h
00m 54s
First manned flight of the Lunar Module.
Apollo 10 Saturn V AS-505 Stafford Young Cernan Charlie Brown Snoopy 18 May 1969 16:49 GMT 08d 00h
03m 23s
First manned flight of the Lunar Module around the Moon.
Apollo 11 Saturn V AS-506 Armstrong Collins Aldrin Columbia Eagle 16 July 1969 13:32 GMT 08d 03h
18m 35s
First manned landing on the Moon, 20 July.
Apollo 12 Saturn V AS-507 Conrad Gordon Bean Yankee Clipper Intrepid 14 November 1969 16:22 GMT 10d 04h
36m 24s
First precise manned landing on the Moon. Recovered part of Surveyor 3 probe.
Apollo 13 Saturn V AS-508 Lovell Swigert Haise Odyssey Aquarius 11 April 1970 19:13 GMT 05d 22h
54m 41s
Oxygen tank exploded en route, forcing cancellation of landing. First (and, as of 2007, only) manned non-orbital lunar flight.
Apollo 14 Saturn V AS-509 Shepard Roosa Mitchell Kitty Hawk Antares 31 January 1971 21:03 GMT 09d 00h
01m 58s
Alan Shepard, the sole astronaut of the Mercury MR-3 mission - and thus the first American in space - walks (and plays golf) on the Moon.
Apollo 15 Saturn V AS-510 Scott Worden Irwin Endeavour Falcon 26 July 1971 13:34 GMT 12d 07h
11m 53s
First mission with the Lunar Rover vehicle.
Apollo 16 Saturn V AS-511 Young Mattingly Duke Casper Orion 16 April 1972 17:54 GMT 11d 01h
51m 05s
First landing in the lunar highlands.
Apollo 17 Saturn V AS-512 Cernan Evans Schmitt America Challenger 7 December 1972 05:33 GMT 12d 13h
51m 59s
Final Apollo lunar mission, first night launch, only mission with a professional geologist.

Canceled lunar missions

Main article: Canceled Apollo missions
Mission name/designation Commander CM

 Pilot

LM

 Pilot

Mission date Date of cancellation
Apollo 18 Gordon Brand Schmitt February 1972 2 September 1970
Budget cuts - NOTE: The Apollo 15 designation was re-used as Apollo 16 became 15, 17 became 16, and 18 became 17.
Apollo 19 Haise Pogue Carr July 1972 2 September 1970
Budget cuts
Apollo 20 Conrad or Roosa Weitz Lousma December 1972 to February 1973 4 January 1970
Launch vehicle needed to launch Skylab
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Post-Apollo missions using Apollo hardware and Saturn IB

Mission Rocket LV

 Serial No

Commander Pilot Science Pilot Launch Date Launch Time Duration
Skylab 2 Saturn IB AS-206 Conrad Weitz Kerwin 25 May 1973 13:00 GMT 28d 00h
49m 49s
First crew of the Skylab Space Station.
Skylab 3 Saturn IB AS-207 Bean Lousma Garriott 28 July 1973 11:10 GMT 59d 11h
09m 34s
Second Skylab crew. SM thruster malfunction nearly necessitated a Rescue Mission.
Skylab 4 Saturn IB AS-208 Carr Pogue Gibson 16 November 1973 14:01 GMT 84d 01h
15m 31s
Third and final Skylab crew. Penultimate flight of Apollo.
Mission Rocket LV Serial No Commander CM

 Pilot

Docking Module Pilot Launch Date Launch Time Duration
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project (Apollo 18) Saturn IB AS-209 Stafford Brand Slayton 15 July 1975 12:20 GMT 09d 01h
28m 
Final flight of both Apollo and the Saturn Ib. Rendezvous and docking with Soyuz 19 spacecraft. The inadvertent entry of toxic gases into the cabin atmosphere created a potentially life-threatening health risk to the astronauts during re-entry.

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