manned

Un-manned spacecraft
in manned programs


Below are checklists of Un-manned spacecraft in manned programs, including launch dates and images of the spacecraft. This is a work in progress, and completeness is our goal. If readers know of additional information or images, please contact the authors using the e-mail addresses at the bottom of this page.


Spacecraft series covered:


USA Mercury [un-manned only] program spacecraft:

SpacecraftLaunch DateImages
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Mercury-MR-2 (chimp "Ham") [sub-orbital]1961-01-31MercuryMercury
[un-manned only]
Mercury
[un-manned only]
Mercury-MA-2 [sub-orbital]1961-02-21
Mercury-MA-3 [sub-orbital]1961-04-25
Mercury-MA-41961-09-13
Mercury-MS-1 [failed]1961-11-01Mercury-MS-1
Mercury-MA-5 (chimp "Enos")1961-11-29
Mercury-MA-8 [manned]1962-10-03

USA Gemini [un-manned only] program spacecraft:

SpacecraftLaunch DateImages
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Gemini-GT-11964-04-08Gemini-1Gemini
[un-manned only]
Gemini
[un-manned only]
Gemini-GT-2 [sub-orbital]1965-01-19
Gemini-GT-31965-03-23
Gemini-GT-51965-08-21/29
GATV-6 [failed]1965-10-25
GATV-71965-12-04/17
GATV-6A1965-12-15/16
GATV-81966-03-16GATV-8
GATV-9 [failed]1966-05-17
Atlas-ATDA1966-06-01Atlas-ATDA
GATV-101966-07-18
GATV-111966-09-12
GATV-121966-11-11

USA Saturn-Apollo and Apollo-Saturn [un-manned only] program spacecraft:

SpacecraftLaunch DateImages
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Saturn-SA-51964-01-29Saturn-SA-5Saturn-Apollo
and
Apollo-Saturn

[un-manned only]
Saturn-Apollo
and
Apollo-Saturn

[un-manned only]
Saturn-SA-61964-05-28Saturn-SA-6
Saturn-SA-71964-09-18
Apollo-Saturn AS-201 [sub-orbital]1966-02-26
Apollo-Saturn AS-2031966-07-05 Apollo-Saturn-AS-203
Apollo-Saturn-AS-203 (launch)
Apollo-Saturn-AS-203 (launch, sketch)
Apollo-Saturn AS-202 [sub-orbital]1966-08-25 Apollo-Saturn-AS-202 (launch)
Apollo-Saturn AS-501 (Apollo-4)1967-11-09
Apollo-Saturn AS-204 (Apollo-5)1968-01-22 Apollo-Saturn-AS-204 (launch)
Apollo-Saturn AS-502 (Apollo-6)1968-04-04

USA Apollo (S-4B) [un-manned only] program spacecraft:

SpacecraftLaunch DateImages
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Apollo-13 S-4B1970-04-11S-4B(later) Apollo (S-4B)
[un-manned only]
(later) Apollo (S-4B)
[un-manned only]
Apollo-14 S-4B1971-01-31
Apollo-15 S-4B1971-07-26
Apollo-16 S-4B1972-04-16
Apollo-17 S-4B1972-12-07

USA Artemis-Orion [un-manned only] program spacecraft:

SpacecraftLaunch DateImages
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NASA-Orion2014-12-05 Orion
Orion
Orion
Artemis-Orion
[un-manned only]
Artemis-Orion
[un-manned only]
NASA-Orion2019-07-02
Artemis-1 Orion2022-11-16
Peregrine-1 / CLPS-22024-?Peregrine


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