Friendship 7 Atlas Debris
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (U.S.)
Project Mercury (U.S.)
The stainless steel skin of an Atlas booster is displayed after recovery. This debris is suspected of being part of the Atlas used to boost John Glenn (b. 1921) with his Friendship 7 spacecraft into orbit. The skin is in such a degraded condition, because it is extremely thin, as the rocket maintained rigidity by internal fuel pressure, and the booster fell from a high altitude.
Original black and white photographic print: Private Collection of Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.
Fowler, Calvin D.
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Digital reproduction of original black and white photographic print.
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Dr. Calvin Fowler Collection, Florida Space Coast History Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.
1 black and white photographic print
Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Cape Canaveral, Florida
Originally owned by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler.
Copyright to this resource is held by Dr. Calvin D. Fowler and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.
"Faith 7 MA-9 (26)." John F. Kennedy Space Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration. http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/history/mercury/ma-9/ma-9.htm.