F-1 Engines of Apollo/Saturn V First Stage Leave Trail of Flame After Liftoff

Flame trailing from Apollo 6 spacecraft
July 9, 2018
Historical DateApril 4, 1968
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The five F-1 engines of the huge Apollo/Saturn V space vehicle's first (S-IC) stage leave a gigantic trail of flame in the sky above the Kennedy Space Center seconds after liftoff. The launch of the Apollo 6 (Spacecraft 020/Saturn 502) unmanned space mission occurred at 07:00:01.5 (EST), April 4, 1968. This view of the Apollo 6 launch was taken from a chase plane.