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Visitors looking at Project Mercury Capsule, National Air Museum

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Photographer: Unknown..Date: 1961..Type: Photographic print..Standard number: 2002-12191..Summary: Two young visitors looking at a model of the Mercury Capsule on display in the National Air Museum, now the National Air and Space Museum. The model was given to the Museum on March 29, 1961 because of the great public interest in the Mercury Space Program. The 1/3 scale model of the Mercury Capsule is completely equipped with escape tower, retro-rockets, interior fittings, and a model of an astronaut. The display was built and given to the Museum by the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation of St. Louis, the prime contractors for the capsules for the Mercury Project..: siarchives.si.edu/collections/siris_sic_9713 ( http://siarchives.si.edu/collections/siris_sic_9713 ) ..Repository:Smithsonian Archives - History Div..View more collections from the Smithsonian Institution. ( http://collections.si.edu )

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