SP-4011 Skylab: A Chronology
 
 
[418] APPENDIX 10
 
OFFICIAL U.S. INTERNATIONAL AERONAUTICAL FEDERATION WORLD RECORDS

 

F.A.I. World Records-Mercury Flights

.

Mission/Date

Commander and Crew

Record

Numbers

.

MR-3
5/5/61

Alan B. Shepard,Jr.

Altitude without Earth Orbit

186.6 km (116 mi)

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F.A.I. World Records-Gemini Flights

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Gemini V
8/21-29/65
L. Gordon Cooper, Jr.
Charles Conrad, Jr.

Distance with Earth Orbit, 2-4 Astronauts

5 326 133.6 km (3 309 506 mi)

Gemini V

L. Gordon Cooper, Jr.
Charles Conrad, Jr.

Duration with Earth Orbit, 2-4 Astronauts

190 hrs 56 min

Gemini VII
12/4-13/65
Frank Borman
James A. Lovell, Jr.

Distance with Earth Orbit, 2-4 Astronauts

9 204 573.8 km (5 719 457 mi)

Gemini VII
12/4-13/65
Frank Borman
James A. Lovell, Jr.

Duration with Earth Orbit, 2-4 Astronauts

330 hrs 35 min

Gemini X
7/18-21 /66
John W. Young
Michael Collins

Greatest Altitude with Earth Orbit, 2-4 Astronauts

766 km (476 mi)

Gemini XI
9/12-15/66
Charles Conrad, Jr.
Richard F. Gordon, Jr.

Greatest Altitude with Earth Orbit, 2-4 Astronauts

1368.98 km (850.65 mi)

F.A.I. World Records-Apollo Flights

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Mission/Date

Commander and Crew

Record

Numbers

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Apollo 7
10/11-22/68
Walter M. Schirra, Jr.
R. Walter Cunningham
Donn F. Eisele
1. Greatest Mass Lifted to Altitude
2. World Class for Greatest Mass Lifted to Orbit, 2-4 Astronauts

14 771.6 kg (32 566 lbs)

Apollo 8
12/21-27/68
Frank Borman
James A. Lovell, Jr.
William A. Anders

1. Greatest Mass Lifted to Altitude

128 002.4 kg (282 197 lbs)

2. Highest Altitude

377 349.38 km (203 752.37 nm)

3. World Class for Greatest Mass Lifted to Orbit, 2-4 Astronauts

128 002.4 kg (282 197 lbs)

4. World Class for Highest Altitude, 2-4 Astronauts

377 349.38 km (203 752.37 nm)

5. Duration of a Lunar Mission

147 hrs 42 sec

[419] 6. Duration in Lunar Orbit, 2-4 Astronauts

20 hrs 6 min 49 sec (10 orbits)

7. Total time in Space, 1 Astronaut

572 hrs 10 min 16 sec

Apollo 9
03/03-13/69

 

James A. McDivitt
David R. Scott
Russell L. Schweickart

 

1. Longest Duration Outside Spacecraft (EVA)

47 min 1 sec

2. Longest Duration in Group Flight, Linked

21 hrs 36 min 31 sec

3. Greatest Mass in Group Flight, Linked

28 428.9 kg (62 675 lbs)

4. Greatest Distance in Group Flight, Linked

602 488.9 km (325 318 nm)

5. Longest Duration in Group Flight

26 hrs 32 min 59 sec

Apollo 10
05/18-26/69
Thomas P. Stafford
John W. Young
Eugene A. Cernan

1. Duration of a Lunar Mission

192 hrs 03 min 23 sec

2. Duration in Lunar Orbit

31 orbits

Apollo 11
07/16-24/69

 

Neil A. Armstrong
Michael Collins
Edwin E. Aldrin, Jr.

 

1. Duration of Stay on the Surface of the Moon

21 hrs 36 min 21 sec

2. Greatest Mass Landed on the Moon

7326.9 kg (16 153.2 lbs)

3. Duration of Stay Inside Spacecraft on Lunar Surface

19 hrs 49 min 28 sec

4. Duration of Stay Outside Spacecraft on Lunar Surface

2 hrs 31 min 40 sec

5. Greatest Mass Lifted to Lunar Orbit from Lunar Surface

2689.1 kg (5928.6 lbs)

6. Duration of Stay Outside Spacecraft (World Absolute)

2 hrs 31 min 40 sec

Apollo 12
11/14-24/69
Charles Conrad, Jr.
Richard F. Gordon, Jr.
Alan L. Bean
1. Duration of a Lunar Mission
244 hrs 36 min 25 sec
2. Duration of Stay in Lunar Orbit
88 hrs 56 min 01 sec
3. Duration of Stay in Lunar Surface
31 hrs 31 min 12 sec
4. Duration of Stay Outside the Space
25 hrs 06 min 49 sec
5. Duration of Stay on Lunar Surface for Crewmen
14 hrs 02 min 25 sec
6. Total Continuous Time Outside the Spacecraft for One Crewman
3 hrs 52 min 06 sec
7. Total Accumulated Time Outside the Spacecraft for One Crewman
7 hrs 37 min 37 sec
[420] Apollo 13
04/11-17/70
James A. Lovell, Jr.
Fred W. Haise, Jr.
John L. Swigert, Jr.
Total Accumulated Time in Space for One Crewman

715 hrs 04 min 57 sec

Apollo 14
01 /31-02/9/71
Alan B. Shepard, Jr.
Edgar D. Mitchell
Stuart A. Roosa
1. Total Duration of Stay Outside Spacecraft (EVA) by One Astronaut for a Single Mission
9 hrs 12 min 27 sec

 

2. Total Duration of Stay Outside Spacecraft on Lunar Surface for Single Mission
(Total Accumulation for All Crewmen)
(World Class for Lunar Mission)
17 hrs 33 min 29 sec
3. Maximum Distance Traveled on Lunar Surface Away from Spacecraft
(World Class for Lunar Mission)
1453.8 m (4770 ft)
Apollo 15
07/26-08/7/71
David R. Scott
Alfred M. Worden
James B. Irwin
1. Total Time Outside Spacecraft on Lunar Surface for One Crewman During One Mission
18 hrs 18 min 26 sec
2. Maximum Radial Distance Traveled Away
from Spacecraft on Lunar Surface

5020 m (16 470 ft)

3. Greatest Mass to Lunar Orbit from Earth
34 599.1 kg (76 278 lbs)
Apollo 16
04/16-27/72
John W. Young
Thomas K. Mattingly II
Charles M. Duke, Jr.
1. Duration of Stay in Lunar Orbit
125 hrs 46 min 50 sec
2. Duration of Stay on Lunar Surface
71 hrs 02 min 13 sec
3. Duration of Stay Outside Spacecraft for All Crewmen on a Single Mission
39 hrs 04 min 03 sec
4. Greatest Mass Landed on Surface of Moon
8259 kg (18 208 lbs)
5. Greatest Mass Lifted from Lunar Surface
4966.3 kg (10 949 lbs)
Apollo 17
12/07-19/72
Eugene A. Cernan
Ronald E. Evans
Harrison H. Schmitt
1. Total Time Outside Spacecraft for One Crewman on a Single Mission
(World Absolute)
21 hrs 31 min 44 sec
[421] 2. Total Time Outside Spacecraft for One Crewman on a Single Lunar Mission
(World Class-Lunar Mission)
21 hrs 31 min 44 sec
3. Total Time in Lunar Orbit
(World Class-Lunar Mission)
147 hrs 41 min 13 sec
4. Maximum Distance Traveled Radially Away
from Spacecraft on the Lunar Surface
7628.8 m (25 029 ft)
5. Duration of a Lunar Mission
301 hrs 51 min 57 sec
 

F.A.I. World Records - Skylab Flights

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Mission/Date

Commander and Crew

Record

Numbers

.

SL-1 /SL-2
05/25-06/22/73
Charles Conrad, Jr.
Joseph P. Kerwin
Paul J. Weitz

 

1. Absolute Duration of Flight
28 days 00 hrs 49 min 49 sec
2. Duration in Earth Orbit
28 days 00 hrs 49 min 49 sec
3. Duration in Linked Configuration
27 days 06 hrs 48 min 07 sec
4. Absolute Distance Traveled
18 536 730.9 km (10 009 034 nm)
5. Distance Traveled in Linked Configuration
18 059 390.9 km (9 751 291 nm)
6. Total Absolute Time in Space, 1 Astronaut
49 days 03 hrs 38 min 36 sec
7. Total Time in Space for Orbital Mission
38 days 23 hrs 02 min 11 sec
8. Greatest Mass Linked
88 054.5 kg (194 127 lbs)
SL-3
07/28-09/25/73
Alan L. Bean
Owen K. Garriott
Jack R. Lousma
1. Absolute Duration of Flight
59 days 11 hrs 09 min 04 sec
2. Duration in Earth Orbit

59 days 11 hrs 09 min 04 sec

3. Absolute Distance Traveled
39 309 605.6 km (21 225 489 nm)
4. Duration in Linked Configuration
59 days 00 hrs 09 min 42 sec
5. Distance Traveled in Earth Orbit
39 309 605.6 km (21 225 489 nm)
6. Absolute Time in Space, 1 Astronaut
69 days 15 hrs 45 min 29 sec
7. Distance Traveled in Linked Configuration
39 007 368.4 km (21 062 294 nm)
8. Total Time in Earth Orbit
59 days 11 hrs 09 min 04 sec
9. Total Absolute Time in Earth Orbit for a Single Astronaut
59 days 11 hrs 09 min 04 sec
[422] SL-4
11/16/73 -02/8/74
Gerald P. Carr
William R. Pogue
Edward G. Gibson
1. Absolute Duration of Flight
84 days 01 hr 15 min 30.8 sec
2. Duration in Earth Orbit
84 days 01 hr 15 min 30.8 sec
3. Duration in Linked Configuration
83 days 12 hrs 32 min 12 sec
4. Absolute Distance Traveled
55 474 039.4 km (29 953 585 nm)
5. Distance Traveled in Earth Orbit
55 127 746.9 km (29 766 602 nm)
6. Total Absolute Time in Space
84 days 01 hr 15 min 30.8 sec
7. Total Time in Earth Orbit
84 days 01 hr 15 min 30.8 sec

 
Prepared by Carl R. Huss, Data Systems and Analysis Directorate, Johnson Space Center.
 
 

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