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LJ-2 (5)
 
Logo for Mercury Program Mission: Little Joe 2
Launch Pad: Wallops Island Pad
Vehicle: Little Joe (4)
Crew: Sam (a monkey)





Milestones:
Not applicable

Payload:
Boilerplate Spacecraft

Mission Objective:
Primate escape at high altitude

Orbit:
Altitude: 53 statute miles
Orbits: 0
Duration: 0 Days, 0 hours, 11 minutes, 6 seconds
Distance: 194 statute miles
Velocity: 4,466 miles per hour
Max Q: 2,150 psf
Max G: 14.8

Launch:
December 4, 1959 Wallops Island

Landing:
Not applicable

Mission Highlights:
Mission was successful. Weightless time 3 minutes, 13 seconds.