The events on this day in history for our heritage companies are noted below.
The earliest event was in 1960, the latest event was in 2012
1961 – LAUNCH: Mercury-Atlas MA-4, GD Atlas D, LC14, CCAFS – first orbital Mercury mission, mechanical crewman simulator
Military and Classified Programs:
1960 – LAUNCH: Classified mission, Thor/Lockheed Agena B, SLC1E, VAFB
2012 – LAUNCH: USA 238/Cubesats, ULA Atlas V 401, SLC3E, VAFB
Exploration and Interplanetary Programs:
Earth-Monitoring and Civil Weather Satellite programs:
Test, ICBM, FBM programs:
1960 – LAUNCH FAILURE: Lockheed Polaris A1, SSBN599, ETR
1990 – LAUNCH: MM Peacekeeper, LF05, VAFB
The photo today is of the launch of Mercury-Atlas 4 (MA-4) in 1961. Mercury-Atlas 4 was the first successful orbital flight of the Mercury program and included a mechanical simulator of the crew man.