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Mercury Unmanned Mission Overview
Mercury-Atlas 3 liftoff and separation of capsule

These four views were taken by an Igor camera during lift off of Mercury-Atlas 3. Forty seconds after the Atlas left the pad, the vehicle was destroyed by the Range Safety Officer. The Mercury spacecraft separated and was recovered off the Cape Shore.

Catalog Date: 25 April 1961
Film Type: 4x5 BW
NASA image: 61-MA3-10

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