Mercury-Atlas 2 Test Firing

Mercury-Atlas 2 Test Firing

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Credit: NASA/Science Source/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Static firing test of Mercury-Atlas 2 (MA-2, a Project Mercury spacecraft boosted by a modified Atlas rocket; Cape Canaveral, Florida, February 21, 1961.

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