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Mercury Capsule

Posted: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 9:01 am

Retrorocket pack from the Mercury Capsule 15B Freedom 7 II. Slated to be Alan Shepard’s second Mercury ride, Freedom 7 II never flew. After a successful sixth mission, NASA canceled the final Mercury flight and moved on to the Gemini program. Freedom 7 II is one of only two Mercury capsules still in its orbital configuration, complete with the silver and black retrorocket package used for slowing its return to Earth, and with parachutes for final descent packed away in its nose.

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