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LJ-6

Little Joe

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Launch Status
Partial Failure

Mission


LJ-6

  • Type: Test Flight
  • Orbit: Suborbital

The Little Joe 6 was a launch escape system test of the Mercury spacecraft, conducted as part of the U.S. Mercury program.

Location


Launch Area 1

Wallops Island, Virginia, USA

Launch Area 1 has witnessed the launch of 7 rockets, including 0 orbital launch attempts, while Wallops Island, Virginia, USA, has been the site for 78 rocket launches.

Launch Area 1

Rocket


North American Aviation Little Joe

Little Joe was a solid-fueled booster rocket used by NASA for eight launches from 1959-1960 from Wallops Island, Virginia to test the launch escape system and heat shield for Project Mercury capsules.

Little Joe

Agency


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.

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