Atlas LV-3B | Mercury-Atlas 7

Atlas LV-3B | Mercury-Atlas 7

Space Launch Complex 14
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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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.

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Mercury No.18


Serial 18

Launch Crew Count 1

Status Single Use

Landing Time 1962-05-24T17:41:00+0000


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Crew

Scott Carpenter

Pilot

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1925-05-01

Deceased 2013-10-10

Status Deceased

Type Government


Atlas LV-3B


Height 28.70 Meters

Max Stages 1

Mass To GTO 0 kg

Liftoff Thrust 1300 kN

Diameter 3.00 Meters

Mass To LEO 1360 kg

Liftoff Mass 120 Tonnes


Launch Success 6

Consecutive Success 6

Maiden Flight 1960-07-29

Launch Failures 1


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Mercury

Project Mercury was the first human spaceflight program of the United States, running from 1958 through 1963.

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