Mercury 8 launch

Mercury 8 launch

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Caption: Mercury 8 launch. Sigma 7 spacecraft launching on top of an Atlas rocket, from Cape Canaveral, Florida, USA, on 3 October 1962. Inside was US astronaut Wally Schirra (1923-2007), who orbited the Earth six times in the spacecraft during the nine hour 13 minute flight. Schirra went on to pilot the Gemini 6A mission in 1965, and command the Apollo 7 mission in 1968. He was the only man to fly in all three of the USA's first three space programs.

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