Mercury-Redstone 4



DescriptionMercury-Redstone 4 was the second United Stateshuman spaceflight, on July 21, 1961. The suborbitalProject Mercury flight was launched with a Mercury-Redstone Launch Vehicle, MRLV-8. The spacecraft, Mercury capsule #11, was named Liberty Bell 7 and piloted by astronautVirgil I. "Gus" Grissom.
Year of flight1961
Mission Duration15 minutes 37 seconds
Days of mission0
Launch Date21/07/1961
Landing Date21/07/1961
Launch site (Mapping)Cape Canaveral Airforce Station
Landing site (Mapping)27.53583, -75.76583
Landing site27.53583, -75.76583
Launch mass (kg)1286
OperatorNASA
Mission typeTest flight
Crew size1
MembersVirgil I. Grissom Callsign Liberty Bell 7
Spacecraft typeMercury No.11
Spacecraft ManucaturerMcDonnell
Source (Wikipedia Page)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury-Redstone_4