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Spacecraft "Freedom 7"

Registration number 1961 0505S
Time and date of launch (UTC) 14h.34m.13s.   May 05, 1961
Launch site Cape Canaveral, LC 5/6
Launch vehicle Redstone Mercury
Spacecraft mass (kg) 1832
Orbital parameters:
   - inclination (degrees) -
   - period (minutes) -
   - perigee (km) -
   - apogee (km) 186
Time and date of landing (UTC) 14h.49m.35s.   May 05, 1961
Place of landing 27.23 N; 75.88 W, 320 km of launch-point (Atlantic Ocean)
Duration 0d.00h.15m.22s.
Distance (km) 486
Number of revolutions around Earth -
Summary Suborbital fly.

Status Main Backup Reserved
1 Plt Shepard, Alan Bartlett, Jr. Grissom, Virgil Ivan
Call sign Freedom 7

Date Time (UTC) Spaceship's revo-
lution number
May 05, 1961 14:34:13
Lift-off spacecraft "Freedom-7"   (crew: Shepard ). The first american suborbital flight.
May 05, 1961 14:38:57
Deorbit burn of spacecraft "Freedom-7"   (crew: Shepard ).
May 05, 1961 14:49:35
Splashdown of spacecraft "Freedom-7"   (crew: Shepard ).

  Mission Control Center (TsUP) from 2007
  CBS News
  Spaceflight now
  Alexander Zheleznyakov
  journal "Novosti Kosmonavtiki" ("News of Cosmonautics") from 1993 till our time
  journal "Kosmonavtika, astronomiya" ("Cosmonautics, astronomy") 1983-1991 years
  book "Evolution of vehicle-creating and cosmonautics in the USSR" by Valentin P. Glushko, Moscow, 1987
  Jonathan's Space Report
  and many other people and editions

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