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Friendship 7 Gallery


Detail of the two 24-lb pitch thrusters on the spacecraft's recovery compartment.

Thrust was provided by the decomposition of 90% hydrogen peroxide in a pressure-fed, monopropellant system utilizing a catalyst bed.

Friendship 7 at National Air & Space Museum
Time picture taken Fri Jun 22 14:28:50 2007
Location picture taken Milestones of Flight Gallery
National Air & Space Museum
Washington, DC
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