|Mission type||Abort test|
|Mission duration||5 minutes, 10 seconds|
|Distance travelled||127 kilometres (79 mi)|
|Apogee||60 kilometres (37 mi)|
|Spacecraft type||Mercury boilerplate|
|Launch mass||1,134 kilograms (2,500 lb)|
|Start of mission|
|Launch date||October 4, 1959, 10:00UTC|
|Launch site||Wallops LA-1|
|End of mission|
|Landing date||October 4, 1959, 10:05UTC|
The Little Joe 6 was a launch escape system test of the Mercury spacecraft, conducted as part of the U.S. Mercury program. The mission used a boilerplate Mercury spacecraft. The mission was launched October 4, 1959, from Wallops Island, Virginia. The Little Joe 6 flew to an apogee of 60 kilometres (37 mi) and a range of 127 kilometres (79 mi). The mission lasted 5 minutes 10 seconds. Maximum speed was 1,375 metres per second (3,075 mph) and acceleration was 5.9 g (58 m/s²). Payload 1,134 kilograms (2,500 lb).
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