Atlas Missile 6F
General Dynamics Missile Serial Number: 60-5529
General Dynamics Manufacturing Number: 6F
Air Force Missile Tail Number: 529
Missile Acceptance Date: 7/31/1961
Missile Delivery Date: 12/1/1961
ICBM Squadron Number: N/A
ICBM Squadron Site Assignment: N/A
Missile Destination: Atlantic Missile Range
Missile Mission: Research and Development
Missile Launch Date: 12/20/1961
Missile Launch Payload: Biological nose cone with Rhesus monkey on board.
Missile Launch Location: Stand 11
Missile Launch Outcome: Failure
Notes: Sustainer hydraulic system leak at staging results in loss of hydraulic fluid and engine shutdown. Nose cone separated properly, but was lost at sea after recovery crews failed to locate it.