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Mercury Redstone Booster
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Crew: Unmanned

Milestones: n/a

Payload: Boilerplate Spacecraft, Launch Vehicle S/N MR-5

Mission Objective:  Perfect Mercury Redstone Booster Operations.  
Qualify booster for manned operation.


Altitude: 113.5 statute miles
Orbits: 0
Duration: 0 Days, 0 hours, 8 min, 23 seconds
Distance: 307 statute miles
Velocity: 5,123
Max Q: 580
Max G: 11

Launch: March 24, 1961, 12:30am EST, Cape Canaveral

Landing: n/a

Mission Highlights: Mission fully successful.


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