Atlas LV-3B | Mercury-Atlas 5

National Aeronautics and Space Administration launch of a Atlas Rocket

Launch Status
Success

National Aeronautics and Space Administration was scheduled to launch a Atlas rocket as part of the unknown mission. The launch window for the unknown mission was on Wed, Nov 29th, 1961, 10:07 AM EST from Space Launch Complex 14 Cape Canaveral, FL, USA. Don’t miss this exciting rocket launch!

Location

Space Launch Complex 14

Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

Rocket

Atlas

The Atlas LV-3B, Atlas D Mercury Launch Vehicle or Mercury-Atlas Launch Vehicle, was a human-rated expendable launch system used as part of the United States Project Mercury to send astronauts into low Earth orbit. Manufactured by American aircraft manufacturing company Convair, it was derived from the SM-65D Atlas missile, and was a member of the Atlas family of rockets.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA have many launch facilities but most are inactive. The most commonly used pad will be LC-39B at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.