Redstone MRLV | Mercury-Redstone 1A

Redstone MRLV | Mercury-Redstone 1A

Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 5
Cape Canaveral, FL, USA

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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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Mercury-Redstone 1A

Mercury-Redstone 1A (MR-1A) was launched on December 19, 1960 from LC-5 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The mission objectives of this uncrewed suborbital flight were to qualify the spacecraft for space flight and qualify the system for an upcoming primate suborbital flight.

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Mercury No.2


Serial 2

Launch Crew Count 0

Status Single Use

Landing Time 1960-12-19T16:30:00+0000


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Height 25.41 Meters

Max Stages 1

Mass To GTO 0 kg

Liftoff Thrust 0 kN

Diameter 1.78 Meters

Mass To LEO 0 kg

Liftoff Mass 30 Tonnes


Launch Success 5

Consecutive Success 5

Maiden Flight 1960-11-21

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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