SM-65 Atlas Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile System      1956-1965

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.



Atlas 6F Photo 1