Early morning view of Apollo 4 unmanned spacecraft on launch pad.

The 17 Most Spectacular NASA Photos Ever Taken

Early morning view of Apollo 4 unmanned spacecraft on launch pad.

AS-501. Apollo 4 Saturn 5 rocket in the VAB high bay. Still has the black upper roll pattern (like AS-500F) on the S-1C intertank skirt, which will be painted over in white before flight. The tops of the engine fin fairings haven't yet been put on and the CM seems to be getting lowered to top off the stack!

AS-501. Apollo 4 Saturn 5 rocket in the VAB high bay. Still has the black upper roll pattern (like AS-500F) on the S-1C intertank skirt, which will be painted over in white before flight. The tops of the engine fin fairings haven't yet been put on and the CM seems to be getting lowered to top off the stack!

November 9, 1967. Apollo 4 launches on first test flight of the Saturn V rocket. The Saturn V was used to launch astronauts on later Apollo missions to the Moon. | Photo credit: NASA

November 9, 1967. Apollo 4 launches on first test flight of the Saturn V rocket. The Saturn V was used to launch astronauts on later Apollo missions to the Moon. | Photo credit: NASA

The rocket that launched men to the moon was first tested in 1967. Space Travel: The ultimate travel destinations.

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The rocket that launched men to the moon was first tested in 1967. Space Travel: The ultimate travel destinations.

MIDNIGHTER AND APOLLO #4

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First Test Launch of a Saturn V Rocket - The giant Saturn V rocket for the Apollo 4 mission at the Kennedy Space Center's launch complex 39A stands at the dawn of November 8, 1967, during the pre-launch alert.

First Test Launch of a Saturn V Rocket - The giant Saturn V rocket for the Apollo 4 mission at the Kennedy Space Center's launch complex 39A stands at the dawn of November 8, 1967, during the pre-launch alert.

The Apollo 4 Mission - Vintage NASA documentary about the first unmanned test launch and flight of the Saturn V and operational unmanned Command and Service Module.

The Apollo 4 Mission - Vintage NASA documentary about the first unmanned test launch and flight of the Saturn V and operational unmanned Command and Service Module.

S67-50903 (9 Nov. 1967) --- The Apollo 4 (Spacecraft 017/Saturn 501) space mission was launched from Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The liftoff of the huge 363-feet tall Apollo/Saturn V space vehicle was at 7:00:01 a.m. (EST), Nov. 9, 1967.

S67-50903 (9 Nov. 1967) --- The Apollo 4 (Spacecraft 017/Saturn 501) space mission was launched from Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center, Florida. The liftoff of the huge 363-feet tall Apollo/Saturn V space vehicle was at 7:00:01 a.m. (EST), Nov. 9, 1967.

AS-6.15.13-S67-49444 Apollo 4 Apollo Program capsule NASA photo posted on AmericaSpace

AS-6.15.13-S67-49444 Apollo 4 Apollo Program capsule NASA photo posted on AmericaSpace

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