Atlas LV-3B
Mercury-Atlas 8

Atlas LV-3B | Mercury-Atlas 8

National Aeronautics and Space Administration launch of a Atlas LV-3B Rocket


National Aeronautics and Space Administration was scheduled to launch a Atlas LV-3B rocket as part of the Mercury-Atlas 8 mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission was on Wed Oct 3rd 1962 8:15 AM from Space Launch Complex 14, Cape Canaveral, FL. The status of the launch was Success. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!


Mission

Mercury-Atlas 8

Mercury-Atlas 6 carrying Sigma 7 spacecraft carried astronaut Walter M. Schirra Jr. to orbit where he completed 6 orbits lasting a total of 9 hours and 13 minutes. The mission goal was to compete engineering tests and all objectives were met.

Location

Space Launch Complex 14, Cape Canaveral, FL

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA
United States Air Force
National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Rocket

Atlas LV-3B

United Launch Alliance
Lockheed Martin
General Dynamics
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