Appendix 4

Flight Summary

October 1, 1964, through January 20, 1966

The launches described in this table include only those related to the exploration of the moon: unmanned lunar probes, unmanned tests of spacecraft designed for later manned missions, and manned space flights. The table is not intended as a comprehensive summary of all American and Soviet space flights. The information used in this Appendix is taken primarily from Astronautics and Aeronautics, 1964, and Astronautics and Aeronautics, 1965, Appendixes A and B.

ETR - Eastern Test Range

WSMR - White Sands Missile Range

S - Successfull

P - Partially successful

U - Unsuccessful

Name General Mission Launch Vehicle (Site) Performance Veh Performance Payload Performance Mission Results
December 8 1964
Apollo (BP-23) Suborbital Apollo capsule test Little Joe 11 (WSMR) S S S
January 19, 1965
Gemini-Titan II Suborbital Gemini spacecraft test Titan II (ETR) S S S
February 17
Ranger VIII Scientific lunar probe, photographic, transmitted 7,000 photos of moon Atlas-Agena B (ETR) S S S
March 18
Voskhod II Continuation of study of manned spaceflight, conduct extra vehicular activity Unknown (Baikonur, U.S.S.R) S S S
March 21
Ranger IX Scientific lunar probe, photographic, transmitted 5,814 photos of moon's craters to earth before impacting Atlas-Agena B (ETR) S S S
March 23
Gemini III Orbital manned Gemini flight, first U.S. 2-man spaceflight Titan II S S S
May 9
Luna V Attempt soft landing on lunar surface Unknown (U.S.S.R.) S Unknown F
May 19
Apollo (BP-22) Suborbital Apollo capsule test Little Joe II (WSMR) U S P
May 22
Fire II 37,000 fps reentry test Atlas D (ETR) S S S
June 3
Gemini IV Orbital manned Gemini flight; first U.S. extravehicular space activity Titan II (ETR) S S S
June 8
Luna VI Investigate the moon; develop techniques and technology for lunar investigation Unknown (U.S.S.R.) Unknown
June 29
Apollo pad abort test (BP-23A) Demonstrate the capability of the launch escape vehicle, equipped with a canard system and boost protective cover, to abort from the launch pad and recover Escape rocket (WSMR) S S S
August 21
Gemini V Orbital manned Gemini flight Titan II (ETR) S S S
October 4
Luna VII Soft-land on the moon; take measurements of lunar environment Unknown (U.S.S.R.) Impacted on Moon Oct 7, 1965
Agena (GATV) Agena stage target vehicle for Gemini VI flight, rendezvous and docking Atlas-GATV (ETR) U   U
December 4
Gemini VII Orbital manned Gemini flight, endurance Titan II (ETR) S S S
December 15
Gemini VI-A Orbital manned Gemini flight, rendezvous Titan II (ETR) S S S
January 20
Apollo (A-004) Final suborbital Apollo capsule test Little Joe II (WSMR) S S S

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