FOREWORDThe second United States manned orbital flight has added significantly to theknowledge gained from the previous orbital flight.
overall analysis of the missionperformance
presented and only the minimum necessary supporting data
made of the extensive effort on the
of the entireMercury team.This team, consisting of many organizations that
external to theManned Spacecraft Center, notably includes the Department of Defense, the spacecraftprime contractor and
Goddard Space Flight Center forthe Mercury Worldwide. Network, the launch vehicle prime contractor and
subcon-tractors, and, in general, the many organizations and government agencies whichdirectly
indirectly made possible the success of
flight.The contents of this report represent the contributions of an assigned flightevaluation team, which comprised system specialists and operations personnel fromthroughout the Manned Spacecraft Center, without whose analytical and documentaryefforts
technical completeness would not have been possible.