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November 9, 1967; the first launch of an Apollo-Saturn vehicle since the Apollo I disaster
Technicians examine the Apollo IV Command Module
before shipment from North American Rockwell in Downey,
A photograph of the Earth from the window of the
Apollo IV Command Module at an altitude of about 11,000
miles. A 70mm Maurer flight camera clicked every 10.6
seconds, producing 711 pictures of the Earth.
The Command Module is hoisted aboard the Bennington.
Despite its exterior being charred by 5,000º
temperatures during re-entry, its interior showed no
signs of damage caused by either launch, re-entry, or
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