Launch of Mercury-Atlas 2
April 7, 2003
Launch of the unmanned, sub-orbital Mercury-Atlas 2 vehicle on Feb. 21, 1961. Altitude was 108 miles, speed, 13,000 mph. The capsule was recovered 1,425 miles downrange.
Topics: Disaster Accident, Environment, Mercury program, Spaceflight, Space exploration, The capsule, Mercury-Atlas 2, Mercury-Redstone 1A, Mercury-Atlas, Mercury-Atlas 1, Sub-orbital spaceflight, Space, Atlas