Apollo Pad Abort Test

Dublin Core

Title

Apollo Pad Abort Test

Alternative Title

Apollo Pad Abort Test

Subject

White Sands Missile Range (N.M.)
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
NASA
Apollo Project (U.S.)
Project Apollo (U.S.)

Description

An artist's rendering of a pad abort test at White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. Quoting the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA): "This Project Apollo Pad Abort test sequence shows the vehicle from launch escape motor ignition jettison motor ignition and launch escape tower release drogue parachute deployment main parachutes in reefed condition and main chutes fully inflated. The purpose of the Apollo Mission P[ad] A[bort] #1 is to determine the stability and operational characteristics of the Apollo escape configuration during a pad abort. This is the first phase of testing of hardware to land U.S. astronauts on the Moon."

Source

Original greyscale drawing, November 5, 1963: Space Walk of Fame Collection.

Date Created

1963-11-05

Contributor

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original greyscale drawing, November 5, 1963.

Is Part Of

Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Format

application/pdf

Medium

1 greyscale drawing

Type

Still Image

Coverage

White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Washington, D.C.

Accrual Method

Donation

Mediator

History Teacher
Civics/Government Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Florida Space Coast History Project and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Curator

Michlowitz, Robert
Cepero, Laura

Digital Collection

External Reference

"The Apollo Missions." National Aeronautics and Space Administration. https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/index.html.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

1 greyscale drawing

Locations

Categories

Transcribe This Item

  1. FSCH00226.pdf