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Little Joe – North American Aviation

Little Joe – North American Aviation

  • Family: Little Joe
  • Length: 17 m

The Little Joe, manufactured by North American Aviation established in 1928, undertook its inaugural launch on 08/21/1959. Notably, Little Joe has 3 successful launches and 5 failed attempts, with a cumulative tally of 8 launches, currently with 0 pending launches in the pipeline.

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.

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