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MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-2 - LIFTOFF - CAPE

1961-02-21

NASA

NASA
Washington, DC, United States

S61-01226 (21 Feb. 1961) --- Launch of the unmanned Mercury-Atlas 2 (MA-2) vehicle for a suborbital test flight of the Mercury capsule. The upper part of Atlas is stengthened by an eight-inch wide stainless steel band. The capsule was recovered less than one hour after launch. The altitude was 108 miles. Speed was 13,000 mph. Recovered 1,425 miles downrange. Photo credit: NASA

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  • Title: MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-2 - LIFTOFF - CAPE
  • Date Created: 1961-02-21
  • Rights: JSC
  • Album: rlobrie1

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