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Little Joe II

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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. [1]

18 relations: A-001, A-002, A-003, A-004, Algol (rocket stage), Apollo (spacecraft), Apollo program, History of Eglin Air Force Base, Launch escape system, List of Apollo missions, List of Constellation missions, Little Joe, Little Joe (rocket), Little Joe II Qualification Test Vehicle, Milton Silveira, North American Aviation, Orion Abort Test Booster, White Sands Missile Range.

A-001

A-001 was the second abort test of the Apollo spacecraft.

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A-002

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

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A-003

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

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A-004

A-004 was the sixth and final test of the Apollo launch escape vehicle and the first flight of a Block I production-type Apollo Command/Service Module.

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Algol (rocket stage)

The Algol family of solid-fuel rocket stages and boosters built by Aerojet (now Aerojet Rocketdyne) and used on a variety of launch vehicles.

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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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History of Eglin Air Force Base

Eglin Air Force Base, a United States Air Force base located southwest of Valparaiso, Florida, was established in 1935 as the Valparaiso Bombing and Gunnery Base.

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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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List of Apollo missions

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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List of Constellation missions

The Constellation Program was NASA's planned future human spaceflight program between 2005 and 2009, which aimed to develop a new crewed spacecraft (Orion) and a pair of launchers (Ares I and Ares V) to continue servicing the International Space Station and return to the Moon.

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Little Joe

Little Joe may refer to.

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Little Joe (rocket)

Little Joe was an unmanned United States solid-fueled booster rocket used for eight launches from 1959–1960 from Wallops Island, Virginia to test the launch escape system and heat shield for Project Mercury capsules, as well as the name given to the test program using the booster.

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Little Joe II Qualification Test Vehicle

QTV (Qualification Test Vehicle) of the Apollo Little Joe II rocket was the first test flight in 1963.

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Milton Silveira

Milton Antone Silveira (4 May 1929 – 11 July 2013) was an American aerospace engineer, pilot and academic, serving as NASA's Chief Engineer between 1983 and 1986.

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North American Aviation

North American Aviation (NAA) was a major American aerospace manufacturer, responsible for a number of historic aircraft, including the T-6 Texan trainer, the P-51 Mustang fighter, the B-25 Mitchell bomber, the F-86 Sabre jet fighter, the X-15 rocket plane, and the XB-70, as well as Apollo Command and Service Module, the second stage of the Saturn V rocket, the Space Shuttle orbiter and the B-1 Lancer.

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Orion Abort Test Booster

The Orion Abort Test Booster (ATB) is a small solid rocket launcher being developed by Orbital ATK Corporation under contract by U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Experimental Launch & Test.

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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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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Joe_II

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