Illustrated is a deployed Mercury heat shield showing the locations of spacecraft main base ring, clamp, and spring assemblies with the latter two having an enlarged drawing. These assemblies allowed deployment of a "landing bag" between the spacecraft and heat shield which would lessen the vehicle's impact during a planned ocean "splashdown" or possible unscheduled solid surface landing.
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