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Mercury Spacecraft Escape Concepts
SIGNED BY THREE ASTRONAUTS AND THE MERCURY DESIGNER
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,500 USD
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78
Mercury Spacecraft Escape Concepts
SIGNED BY THREE ASTRONAUTS AND THE MERCURY DESIGNER
Estimate
1,5002,000
LOT SOLD. 1,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Mercury Spacecraft Escape Concepts
SIGNED BY THREE ASTRONAUTS AND THE MERCURY DESIGNER
Escape Concepts, blueprint. Goodyear Aircraft Corporation, Akron, Ohio, November 3, 1961. 36 by 55 inches, 1/10 scale.
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SIGNED by SCOTT CARPENTER and WALLY SCHIRRA. SIGNED and INSCRIBED: “GORDON COOPER, Faith 7” and MAX FAGET, Mercury Designer.”

Illustrates a Goodyear proposal for modifications which would enable escape from the Mercury spacecraft. Two profile drawings of the spacecraft show the astronaut having a rocket motor attached to his couch to propel the pilot away from the space vehicle. This method of escape would eliminate the need for the escape rocket tower assembly, thus reducing the overall spacecraft launch weight.

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