MERCURY HEAT SHIELD DRAWING BLUEPRINT—SIGNED. E. O. Extension Drawing blueprint.
Lot 75
MERCURY HEAT SHIELD DRAWING BLUEPRINT—SIGNED.
E. O. Extension Drawing blueprint.
US$ 1,200 - 1,800
£760 - 1,100

Lot Details
MERCURY HEAT SHIELD DRAWING BLUEPRINT—SIGNED. E. O. Extension Drawing blueprint. MERCURY HEAT SHIELD DRAWING BLUEPRINT—SIGNED. E. O. Extension Drawing blueprint. MERCURY HEAT SHIELD DRAWING BLUEPRINT—SIGNED. E. O. Extension Drawing blueprint. MERCURY HEAT SHIELD DRAWING BLUEPRINT—SIGNED. E. O. Extension Drawing blueprint.
MERCURY HEAT SHIELD DRAWING BLUEPRINT—SIGNED.
E. O. Extension Drawing blueprint. McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, St. Louis, MO, March 24-25, 1961. 22 by 34 inches, 1/4 scale. Stamped: "Reference Only, APR-5, 1961."

BOLDLY SIGNED by SCOTT CARPENTER and WALLY SCHIRRA. SIGNED and INSCIRBED: "GORDON COOPER, Faith 7" and "MAX FAGET, Mercury Designer."

Illustrated is a deployed Mercury heat shield showing the locations of spacecraft main base ring, clamp, and spring assemblies with the latter two having an enlarged drawing. These assemblies would allow deployment of a "landing bag" between the spacecraft and heat shield which would lessen the vehicle's impact during a planned ocean "splashdown" or possible unscheduled solid surface landing.
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