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Friendship 7 Gallery


Detail of the discolored area at the center of the spacecraft's heatshield.

Picture 2 of 2.

At first, I thought that this discolored circle was because Glenn left his retropack on during reentry, but after reviewing my photos of other Mercury spacecraft, I've seen similar markings on them.

Friendship 7 at National Air & Space Museum
Time picture taken Fri Jun 22 14:29:58 2007
Location picture taken Milestones of Flight Gallery
National Air & Space Museum
Washington, DC
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