[MERCURY-REDSTONE 4] VINTAGE SILVER GELATIN PRINT OF GUS GRISSOM AND JOHN GLENN WITH THE LIBERTY BELL 7, CA JULY 1961.
From the Estate of NASA Senior Photographer Bill Taub
[MERCURY REDSTONE 4]
GUS GRISSOM AND JOHN GLENN WITH THE LIBERTY BELL 7. CA JULY 1961.
Vintage silver gelatin print, image taken by Bill Taub, 11 by 13 3/4 inches, mounted on matboard; some toning to mat.
Mercury-Redstone 4 (also known as MR-4) was the second human spaceflight launched by the US space program, and John Glenn and Gus Grissom were members of the Mercury Seven. Mercury capsule #11 (pictured here), nicknamed Liberty Bell 7, was launched on 21 July 1961, and was piloted by Gus Grissom. The duration of the mission was 15 minutes and 37 seconds.