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The sign accompanying the heatshield. It reads


This is a section of the heat shield that protected L. Gordon Cooper, Jr in his Faith 7 Mercury Spacecraft from the 3000° reentry from orbit.

 
Sign by the Faith 7 Heatshield at James S. McDonnell Prologue Room
Time picture taken Thu Aug 7 08:27:40 2008
Location picture taken James S. McDonnell Prologue Room
Boeing Building 100
St. Louis, MO
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