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Atlas Booster Skin Gallery


The sign by the booster skin. It reads:

This fragment of the thin alloy skin of John Glenn's Mercury-Atlas 6 booster shows the "balloon" construction that produced the lightweight rocket. Atlas, a modified missile, relied on outward pressure of the fuel inside to hold its shape.

Sign by the Atlas Booster Skin at Astronaut Hall of Fame
Time picture taken Tue Jun 7 16:45:11 2005
Location picture taken Museum Gallery
Astronaut Hall of Fame
Titusville, FL
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