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Mercury-Redstone 3
Launch of the MR-3 spacecraft

Launching of the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) spacecraft, the U.S. first manned space flight, from Cape Canaveral on a suborbital mission. This view shows the spacecraft already headed towards its suborbital maneuver.

Catalog Date: 27 July 1961
Film Type: 4x5 BW
NASA image: S61-01908

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