FLOWN MERCURY-REDSTONE 3 SPACECRAFT BOLT.
Steel bolt, ½ inch long. Encased in lucite cube and mounted on wooden base, with a plaque reading: "Removed from Freedom '7' Spacecraft, Belgrade, Yugoslavia, May 1962."
Astronaut Alan Shepard named his space vehicle Freedom 7 prior to the MR-3 flight and had that name painted onto the spacecraft. This bolt was part of a Mercury Program exhibit sponsored by the United States Information Agency (USIA) in 1962.