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Crew: Sam (a monkey)

Milestones: n/a

Payload: Boilerplate Spacecraft  

Mission Objective:  Primate escape at high altitude


Altitude: 53 statute miles
Orbits: 0
Duration: 0 Days, 0 hours, 11 min, 6 seconds
Distance: 194 statute miles
Velocity: 4,466 mph
Max Q: 2,150 psf
Max G: 14.8

Launch: December 4, 1959 Wallops Island

Landing: n/a

Mission Highlights: Mission successful. Weightless time 3 min 13 seconds


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