27th Day of October

1961 – NASA tests the first Saturn I rocket in Mission Saturn-Apollo 1

SA-1 was the first flight of the Saturn I space launch vehicle, the first in the Saturn family, and first mission of the American Apollo program. The rocket was launched on October 27, 1961 from Cape Canaveral, Florida.

Despite a couple of delays due to bad weather, tt 12:30 p.m. EST on October 27, 1961, the RP-1 propellant started to flow into the rocket and the rocket was launched only one hour behind schedule.

1961 – NASA tests the first Saturn I rocket in Mission Saturn-Apollo 1

The engineers had given the rocket only a 75 percent chance of lifting off and only a 30 percent chance of completing a nominal flight.

The flight itself was nearly perfect. The rocket reached a height of 136.5 km and impacted 345.7 km down range from the launch site in the Atlantic Ocean.

Extra Note: The Saturn I booster was a huge increase in size and power over anything previously launched. It was three times taller, required six times more fuel and produced ten times more thrust

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