Redstone MRLV | Mercury-Redstone 4

Redstone MRLV | Mercury-Redstone 4

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

Mercury-Redstone 4 was the second United States human spaceflight, on July 21, 1961. The suborbital Project Mercury flight was launched with a Mercury-Redstone Launch Vehicle, MRLV-8. The spacecraft, Mercury capsule #11, was nicknamed the Liberty Bell 7, and it was piloted by the astronaut Virgil "Gus" Grissom.

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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 No.11


Serial 11

Launch Crew Count 1

Status Single Use

Landing Time 1961-07-21T12:36:00+0000


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Crew

Gus Grissom

Pilot

Nationality American

Date Of Birth 1926-04-03

Deceased 1967-01-27

Status Lost In Training

Type Government


Redstone MRLV


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 2

Consecutive Success 2

Maiden Flight 1960-11-21

Launch Failures 0


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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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