Unmanned Apollo 6 test mission, April 4, 1968.
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Public impact: Occuring on April 4, 1968, Apollo 6 was the Apollo Program's second and last unmanned test flight of its Saturn V launch vehicle, which would eventually send astronauts to the moon during Apollo 11 on July 20, 1969. Ultimately, the American public was relatively uninterested in the Apollo 6 mission, because on the same day as the launch, Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot dead in Memphis, Tennessee; and five days prior, President Johnson had announced he would not seek re-election.