Manned Spaceflight using Missiles?

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Hi i would like to know could it be possible within a decade to launch a mercury-7 sized capsule to the ISS using a Minotaur rocket or a peacekeeper rocket?
 

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Most of the early space programs used ICBM's for manned spaceflight.
 

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I think it would be possible with Minuteman V
 

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I think he means Minotaur V:

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Hi i would like to know could it be possible within a decade to launch a mercury-7 sized capsule to the ISS using a Minotaur rocket or a peacekeeper rocket?

Already been done, it was called Project Mercury.
 

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To be entirely fair, Mercury never went to the ISS (erm... obviously it was impossible because they launched into the wrong inclination :lol:), and used Redstone and Atlas rockets.

Sure it may be possible mass wise, but could a human handle the flight environment? I hear that the acceleration on modern ICBMs is rather strenuous.
 
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