Space Rocket History #150 – Apollo 6: Pogo and the Tang Ceremony

The success of Apollo 4 gave good reason to believe that the Saturn V could be trusted to propel men into space. But NASA pushed on with its plans for a second unmanned booster flight, primarily to give the Pad 39 launch team another rehearsal before sending men into deep space on the Saturn V. Β The mission was called Apollo 6…

Apollo 6 patch

Apollo 6 patch

Lunar Test Article

Lunar Test Article

Apollo 6 launch

Apollo 6 launch

Exhaust plume of Apollo 6

Exhaust plume of Apollo 6

Interstage falling away

Interstage falling away

Apollo 6 splashdown and recovery

Apollo 6 splashdown and recovery

4 thoughts on “Space Rocket History #150 – Apollo 6: Pogo and the Tang Ceremony

  1. Great 150th episode Mike. We can’t get Tang in Australia so I made do with an orange juice (probably from California anyway). The stupendous noise of the Saturn V at lift off was nearly celebration enough! Can’t wait for episode 200 πŸ™‚

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