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Crew: Miss Sam (a monkey)

Milestones: n/a

Payload: Boilerplate Spacecraft  

Mission Objective:  Max Q abort and Escape Test


Altitude: 9 statute miles
Orbits: 0
Duration: 0 Days, 0 hours, 8 min, 35 seconds
Distance: 12 statute miles
Velocity: 2,022 mph
Max Q: 1,070 psf
Max G: 4.5

Launch: January 21, 1960. Wallops Island

Landing: n/a

Mission Highlights: Mission successful. Time Weightless: 28 seconds


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