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Grissom Memorial Gallery


A model of a Mercury-Atlas.

Of course, Grissom never rode atop an Atlas booster; the museum displays one for completeness. The accompanying sign reads


Two types of rockets were used for Project Mercury. The first two manned flights (Shepard, Grissom) used a Redstone rocket. The next four flights used Atlas rockets (silver model) to achieve orbit. Both rocket types were adapted from military missiles.

Model of Mercury-Atlas inside Grissom Memorial in Mitchell Indiana
Time picture taken Mon Nov 9 09:22:52 2009
Location picture taken Main Exhibit Gallery
Grissom Memorial
Spring Mill State Park
Mitchell, Indiana
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