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Sigma 7

Mission Number: MA-83 October 1962

Crew:
    Walter Schirra [1]

Backup Crew:
    Leroy Cooper

Launch:
    Location: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station
    Pad: LC-14
    Date: 3 October 1962
    Time: 12:15:11 UTC

Flight:
    Mission Duration: 9 hours, 13 minutes, 11 seconds
    Orbits: 6
    Max. Velocity: 17,558 mph
    Distance: 143,983 statute miles

Landing:
    Date: 3 October 1962
    Time: 21:28:22 UTC

Recovery:
    Location: Pacific Ocean, 275 miles NE of Midway Island (32° 6' N, 174° 28' W)
    Vessel: USS Kearsarge (CVS-33)

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(Credit: NASA, click to enlarge)
Launch of MA-8
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(Credit: US Navy, click to enlarge)
Sigma 7 being towed towards the USS Kearsarge for pickup

The Sigma 7 capsule is located at the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame in Titusville, FL.

 


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