Atlas LV-3B
Mercury-Atlas 7

Atlas LV-3B | Mercury-Atlas 7

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 7 mission. The launch window for the Human Exploration mission was on Thu May 24th 1962 8:45 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 7

Mercury-Atlas 7 was the fourth crewed spaceflight for the United States. The spacecraft, named Aurora 7, carried the astronaut Scott Carpenter to orbit where it completed three orbits before returning to Earth. The mission lasted for 4 hours, 56 minutes & 5 seconds. Due to a targeting error during reentry the spacecraft splashed about 400 km off-course delaying the recovery efforts.

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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