Posts: 3546 From: Netherlands Registered: Nov 2001
posted 01-08-2022 03:01 AM
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.
Posts: 1331 From: Perth, Western Australia Registered: Apr 2015
posted 01-08-2022 04:06 AM
Yet another great image Ed, Thank you for sharing these unique behind-the-scenes samples.