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Mercury-Atlas 8 (25)
 
Sigma 7 Mission Patch Mission: SIGMA 7
Launch Pad: LC-14
Vehicle: Atlas (8)
Crew: Walter M. Schirra
Image at left: Sigma 7 Mission Patch.
Image Credit: NASA




Payload:
Spacecraft No. 16, Launch Vehicle Number 113-D

Close up view of Astronaut Walter Schirra being removed from his Sigma 7 capsule.
Image above: Close up view of the Mercury-Atlas 8 Astronaut Walter Schirra being removed from his Sigma 7 capsule by Navy personnel. Image Credit: NASA

Mission Objective:
Manned mission in orbit for 9 hours.

Orbit:
Altitude: 175.8 by 100 statute miles
Orbits: 6
Period: 88 minutes, 55 seconds
Duration: 0 Days, 9 hours, 13 minutes, 11 seconds
Distance: 143,983 statute miles
Velocity: 17,558 miles per hour
Max Q: 964 psf
Max G: 8.1

Launch:
October 3, 1962

Mission Highlights:
The mission was successful. Total time weightless was 8 hours, 56 minutes, 22 seconds.