MERCURY PARAGLIDER CONCEPT BLUEPRINTSIGNED.
Geometry Layout, Mercury Paraglider Control blueprint. McDonnell Aircraft Corporation, St. Louis, MO, May 22, 1961. 36 by 81 inches, 1/20 scale.
BOLDLY SIGNED and INSCRIBED: "MAX FAGET, Mercury Designer" near the right side edge of the blueprint.
Top, aft, and side views of the Mercury spacecraft with a deployed paraglider wing are drawn with locations of lateral and longitudinal control lines. Center of gravity points are mark on the spacecraft. After re-entry through the earth's atmosphere, the vehicle's heat shield would be lowered in such a way to provide a skid-type landing gear.