Mercury Blueprint - LITTLE JOE SHOTS 2 & 3
Lot 17
LITTLE JOE.
Sold for US$ 2,196 inc. premium

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

New York
Lot Details
LITTLE JOE.
"Little Joe Capsules - Shots 2 & 3 General Assembly," blueprint, L[angley] R[esearch], September 28, 1959 with October and November revisions, 26 by 12 inches, 1/8 scale.

A detailed blueprint for "Little Joe," a rocket booster designed to test the Mercury spacecraft's structure and performance against aerodynamic loads during low altitude flight. Signed by Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra, Gordon Cooper (with Faith 7), and Max Faget (as Mercury Capsule Designer).
Seven different views of the spacecraft and escape tower are featured with an item list defining and listing locations of 40 drawings or parts. Close-ups of the afterbody, on-board instrument deck, drogue cover, and recovery gear deck have additional hardware identified.
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