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Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-23-2011 09:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Houses of Wax blog shares in a 2007 post that the former Denver Wax Museum in Colorado, which closed its doors in 1981, had a Project Mercury display.
The scene here represents Project Mercury, The United States' foray into manned spaceflight. Inside the spaceship are the Mercury Seven. From left to right; Alan Shephard [sic] (1923-1998), Wally Schirra (b. 1923), Scott Carpenter (b. 1925), Gordon Cooper (1927-2004), John Glenn (b. 1921), Gus Grissom (1926-1967), and Deke Slayton (1924-1993).

Another view that shows five of the astronauts. This display is not an accurate representation of the program. Instead, it is a scene that expresses the spirit of the Mercury project.

See more photos of the display and commentary about them at the Houses of Wax.

Prospero
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posted 02-23-2011 05:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Prospero     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like the set they've built. It reminds me of those cheap 50s B movies I love - you just *know* they're going to be bringing something nasty back from Mars!

space4u
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posted 02-23-2011 09:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for space4u   Click Here to Email space4u     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That photo and link are excellent Robert. Thanks for that!

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