Mercury Blueprint - AFTERBODY
Lot 16
AFTERBODY.
Sold for US$ 1,159 inc. premium

Auction 17402: The Space Sale
16 Jul 2009 13:00 EDT

New York
Lot Details
Mercury Blueprint - AFTERBODY
AFTERBODY.
"Afterbody," blueprint, NASA Langley Research Center, Langley Field, VA, March 19, 1959 with three 1959 revisions, 120 by 26 inches, scale full size with some sub-scale drawings.

One of the earliest NASA blueprints of critical astronaut cabin components in the Mercury spacecraft. Signed by Max Faget, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra, and Gordon Cooper (with Faith 7).
The Afterbody consisted of the pressurized astronaut compartment and pressure bulkhead. Illustrated at full scale are segments of the triangular structural beams at the base of the recovery compartment. Included is a circular section with a pitch-yaw axis view, along with a side wall of the pressurized cabin. A list of 33 items with descriptions is located at the lower right corner.
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