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Mercury Heat Shield Drawing Blueprint - Signed
Estimate
1,2001,800
LOT SOLD. 2,250 USD
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55
Mercury Heat Shield Drawing Blueprint - Signed
Estimate
1,2001,800
LOT SOLD. 2,250 USD
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Mercury Heat Shield Drawing Blueprint - Signed
E. O. Extension Drawing blueprint. McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, St. Louis, MO, March 24-25, 1961. 22 by 34 inches, 1/4 scale. Stamped: "Reference Only, APR-5, 1961."
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Catalogue Note

BOLDLY SIGNED by SCOTT CARPENTER and WALLY SCHIRRA. SIGNED and INSCRIBED: "GORDON COOPER, Faith 7" and "MAX FAGET, Mercury Designer."

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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