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Mercury-Redstone 2

Mission Number: MR-2
31 January 1961

    Ham (Chimpanzee)

Backup Crew:

    Location: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
    Pad: LC-5
    Date: 31 January 1961
    Time: 16:55:21 UTC

    Mission Duration: 16 minutes, 39 seconds
    Orbits: Suborbital
    Max. Altitude: 157 statute miles
    Max. Velocity: 5,857 mph

    Date: 31 January 1961
    Time: 17:12:00 UTC

    Location: Atlantic Ocean, 420 miles SE of Cape Canaveral
    Vessel: USS Donner (LSD-20)

Sub-orbital test preceding the first manned flight on 5 May 1961.

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(Credit NASA, click to enlarge)
Ham being readied for flight.

The MR-2 capsule is currently located at the California Science Center in Los Angeles, CA.

NOTE: The displayed patch is completely unofficial, developed privately well after the fact.

Archived NASA page for Mercury-Redstone 2


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