A little-known chapter in the early history of manned space exploration, Little Joe paved the way for Project Mercury and the first manned US space flights. Assigned the task of testing the escape tower system, seven Little Joe boosters were launched from 1959 through 1961. In addition to the original documentary "Little Joe: Mercury's First Steps," this rocket.aero DVD presentation also includes:
All together this special DVD presentation contains over two hours of Little Joe content, all professionally transferred from original NASA, U.S. Navy, and Air Force sources, much of it unseen for decades.
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Running time approximately 2 hours, 10 minutes, NTSC. DVD encoded for all regions. All images courtesy NASA, USAF, and USN unless otherwise noted. Compilation ©2004, rocket.aero.