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November 13, 2017

Apollo 4 Test Flight Celebrates 50th Anniversary

On Nov. 9, 1967, the uncrewed Apollo 4 test flight made a great ellipse around Earth as a test of the translunar motors and high-speed entry required of a crewed flight returning from the moon. A 70-millimeter camera was programmed to look out a window toward Earth and take a series of photographs from “high apogee.”