Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 5

Local nameCape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 5
LocationFlorida, United States

Launch Complex 5 was a launch site at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida used for various Redstone and Jupiter launches.

It is most well known as the launch site for NASA's 1961 suborbital Mercury-Redstone 3 flight, which made Alan Shepard the first American in space. It was also the launch site of Gus Grissom’s Mercury-Redstone 4 flight. The Mercury-Redstone 1 pad abort, Mercury-Redstone 1A, and Mercury-Redstone 2, with chimpanzee Ham aboard, also used LC-5.

A total of 23 launches were conducted from LC-5: one Jupiter-A, six Jupiter IRBMs, one Jupiter-C, four Juno Is, four Juno IIs and seven Redstones. The first launch from the complex was a Jupiter-A on July 19, 1956 and the final launch was Gus Grissom's Liberty Bell 7 capsule on July 21, 1961.LC-5 is located next to the Air Force Space and Missile Museum.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Canaveral_Air_Force_Station_Launch_Complex_5

Address (Unnamed Road), 32925, United States

Coordinates 28°26'21.935" N -80°34'23.852" E

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