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Mercury-Redstone 4 was a Mercury program manned space mission launched on July 21, 1961 using a Redstone rocket. Its spacecraft was named Liberty Bell 7 and performed a suborbital flight piloted by astronaut Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom.
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Launch of Liberty Bell 7 (MR-4) (CBS)


Launch of Mercury-Redstone 4 (Liberty Bell 7)



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On July 20, 1999, the 30th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing and one day shy of the 38th anniversary of Mercury 4's suborbital flight, a team led by Curt Newport and financed by the Discovery Channel, Oceaneering International, Inc. lifted the Liberty Bell 7 spacecraft off the floor of the Atlantic ocean and onto the deck of a recovery ship. The spacecraft was found after a 14-year effort by Newport and his team at a depth of nearly 15,000 ft (4.5 km), 300 Nm (550 km) southeast of Cape Canaveral and was in surprisingly good condition.
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Mercury-Redstone 4 was a Mercury program manned space mission launched on July 21, 1961 using a Redstone rocket. Its spacecraft was named Liberty Bell 7 and performed a suborbital flight piloted by astronaut Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom. It reached an altitude of over 118.26 mi (190 km) and travelled about 300 mi (480 km)
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