AURORA 7 AND SIGMA 7 MAIN INSRUMENT PANEL BLUEPRINT—SIGNED BY THEIR PILOTS.
Lot 20
AURORA 7 AND SIGMA 7 MAIN INSTRUMENT PANEL BLUEPRINT—SIGNED BY THEIR PILOTS.
Sold for US$ 3,050 inc. premium

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AURORA 7 AND SIGMA 7 MAIN INSTRUMENT PANEL BLUEPRINT—SIGNED BY THEIR PILOTS.
A blueprint showing the exact lay-out of the Mercury "Capsules" 18 (Aurora 7) and 16 (Sigma 7) main instrument panels, 30 x 16 inches. Clearly visible are the periscope view port, earth globe position finder, spacecraft clock, multi-axis attitude indicators, fuel and pressure gauges, and numerous toggle switches. Also shown are the lighted flight status indicators (illuminated when flight activity has occurred) such as "Jett Tower" – "Sep Capsule" – "Fire Retro" and "Landing Bag" (deployment) as well as the large "Abort" button.

Boldly inscribed and signed by SCOTT CARPENTER with: "Blueprint of my Aurora 7, Capsule #18, Scott Carpenter." Additionally inscribed and signed by WALLY SCHIRRA with: "Blueprint of my S/C panel #16, Wally Schirra."
See illustration overleaf.
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