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Launch of 5L
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Last updated: October 26, 2001

July 3, 1969 at 20:18:32 UT
8.01 8.02 8.03
Ignition...and a bright flash before liftoff?
Mark Wade Sven Grahn VideoCosmos
8.04 8.05 8.06
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Mark Wade Sven Grahn National Air and Space Museum
8.07 8.08
Tower clear!! ...for now...
Mark Wade Sven Grahn
8.09 8.10 8.11
Lights out... Launch escape tower saves the L1...at least something worked!
Sven Grahn Sven Grahn Sven Grahn
8.12 8.13
Descending bulk of N1-5L. What goes up... must come down. Destruction of Pad 1
Mark Wade Mark Wade

8.14 8.15 8.16
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Heavy damage to Pad 1 after 5L disaster Pad 2 damaged (?), Pad 1 destroyed
National Air and Space Museum Charles P. Vick Dennis Newkirk
8.17 8.18 8.19 8.20
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Mishin's notes analyzing the failure of 5L The Culprit: #8 Oxidizer Pump (note hole) Other side of #8 Oxidizer Pump
Ed Cameron National Air and Space Museum Ed Cameron Ed Cameron
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