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A-003 was the fourth abort test of the Apollo spacecraft. [1]

13 relations: A-002, A104, A105, Apollo (spacecraft), Apollo program, Boilerplate (spaceflight), Drogue parachute, Launch escape system, Little Joe II, NASA, Pad Abort Test 2, White Sands Launch Complex 36, White Sands Missile Range.


A-002 was the third abort test of the Apollo spacecraft.

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A104, A.104 or A-104 may refer to.

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A105 may refer to.

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Apollo (spacecraft)

The Apollo spacecraft was composed of three parts designed to accomplish the American Apollo program's goal of landing astronauts on the Moon by the end of the 1960s and returning them safely to Earth.

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Apollo program

The Apollo program, also known as Project Apollo, was the third United States human spaceflight program carried out by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), which accomplished landing the first humans on the Moon from 1969 to 1972.

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Boilerplate (spaceflight)

A boilerplate spacecraft, also known as a mass simulator, is a nonfunctional craft or payload that is used to test various configurations and basic size, load, and handling characteristics of rocket launch vehicles.

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Drogue parachute

A drogue parachute is a parachute designed to be deployed from a rapidly moving object in order to slow the object, to provide control and stability, or as a pilot parachute to deploy a larger parachute.

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Launch escape system

A launch escape system (LES) or launch abort system (LAS) is a crew safety system connected to a space capsule, used to quickly separate the capsule from its launch vehicle rocket in case of a launch abort emergency, such as an impending explosion.

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Little Joe II

Little Joe II was an American rocket used from 1963–66 for five unmanned tests of the Apollo spacecraft Launch Escape System (LES), and to verify the performance of the Command Module parachute recovery system in abort mode.

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The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.

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Pad Abort Test 2

Pad Abort Test 2 was the follow-on second abort test to Pad Abort Test 1 of the Apollo spacecraft.

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White Sands Launch Complex 36

White Sands Launch Complex 36 (LC-36) is a site at White Sands Missile Range used for launches of the Black Brant IX and Black Brant 9CM1.

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White Sands Missile Range

White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) is a United States Army military testing area of almost in parts of five counties in southern New Mexico.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-003

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