Atlas Missile 7D

General Dynamics Missile Serial Number:   57-2625

General Dynamics Manufacturing Number:   7D

Air Force Missile Tail Number:   7D

Missile Acceptance Date:   3/11/1959

Missile Delivery Date:   3/12/1959

ICBM Squadron Number:   N/A

ICBM Squadron Site Assignment:   N/A

Missile Destination:   Atlantic Missile Range

Missile Mission:   Research and Development

Missile Launch Date:   5/18/1959

Missile Launch Payload:   ICBM Testing

Missile Launch Location:   Stand 14

Missile Launch Outcome:   Failure

Notes:   This was the first Atlas launch witnessed by Mercury program astronauts. Launcher hold-down arm malfunction damaged missile at liftoff, causing loss of tank pressure during ascent. Missile self-destructed at T+64 seconds.

Atlas 7D Photo 1