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Crew: Unmanned

Milestones: n/a

Payload: Spacecraft No. 3

Mission Objective:  Qualify MAC Spacecraft at Maximum Q


Altitude: 10.1 statute miles
Orbits: 0
Duration: 0 Days, 0 hours, 2 min, 22 seconds
Distance: 14 statute miles
Velocity: 1,785 mph
Max Q: 1,420 psf
Max G: 6

Launch: November 8, 1960

Landing: n/a

Mission Highlights: Mission listed a failure


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