Cancelled Spaceflights

Mercury 10

USA

Planning data

Launch date (planned):  October 1963

Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position
1  Shepard  Alan Bartlett, Jr. "Al"  PLT

Backup Crew

No.   Surname Given names Position
1  Cooper  Leroy Gordon, Jr. "Gordo"  PLT

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Mission objectives

Was originally planned to be the first one-day Mercury flight and Mercury 10 then became the second one-day flight. Later there was budgetary pressure to shut down Mercury.

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Last update on May 14, 2010.