SM-65 Atlas Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile System      1958-1965

Atlas Missile 50D

General Dynamics Missile Serial Number:   58-2221

General Dynamics Manufacturing Number:   50D

Air Force Missile Tail Number:   50D

Missile Acceptance Date:   1/29/1960

Missile Delivery Date:   5/16/1960

ICBM Squadron Number:   N/A

ICBM Squadron Site Assignment:   N/A

Missile Destination:    Atlantic Missile Range

Missile Mission:   NASA Space Launch

Missile Launch Date:   7/29/1960

Missile Launch Payload:   Mercury - Atlas 1

Missile Launch Location:   Stand 14

Missile Launch Outcome:   Failure

Notes:   First attempted launch of a Mercury capsule. Excessive aerodynamic bending of the Mercury adapter interface results in Atlas structural failure at T+58 seconds.



Atlas 50D Photo 1