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posted 01-08-2022 03:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for heng44   Click Here to Email heng44     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

Astronaut John Glenn enjoys the view from the Noble crane at the top on the Pad 5 gantry at Cape Canaveral after an inspection of the Mercury-Redstone 1 booster in November 1960. Pad 6 can be seen below. MR-1 was unsuccessful because premature cut-off of the launch vehicle engines activated the emergency escape system when the vehicle was only about 1 inch off the pad. The Redstone settled back on the pad with only slight damage and only the escape rocket was launched. The flight was successfully flown as MR-1A a month later.


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posted 01-08-2022 04:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for oly   Click Here to Email oly     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yet another great image Ed, Thank you for sharing these unique behind-the-scenes samples.

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