GORDON COOPER'S MERCURY ESCAPE TOWER JETTISON DIAGRAM – SIGNED
Lot 1051
COOPER'S MERCURY ESCAPE TOWER DIAGRAM. "Relative position of tower and capsule when tower is removed using escape rocket 5 sec. after staging."
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COOPER'S MERCURY ESCAPE TOWER DIAGRAM.
"Relative position of tower and capsule when tower is removed using escape rocket 5 sec. after staging." Original drawing, in pencil and colored pencil. 11 x 17 inches. Showing the Mercury Capsule with Escape Tower attached. Red pencil element shows the relative position of the tower 0.1 seconds after staging, green pencil element shows the position at 0.2 seconds. Manuscript notes indicate the stage separation altitude, speed, and vehicle inclination.

SIGNED by GORDON COOPER and INSCRIBED: "From my notebook, Gordon Cooper, Faith 7."
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