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Walk-around of the spacecraft's heatshield mockup and retrograde package assembly.

Picture 3 of 5.

Note the explosive bolt at the center of the retro-package. The three retro pack retention straps were joined to the retro-package at this point, and sixty seconds following the retrograde firing the bolt detonated to release the straps.

Mercury Mockup heatshield mockup and retrograde package assembly at Prologue Room
Time picture taken Mon Jul 23 11:41:56 2012
Location picture taken James S. McDonnell Prologue Room
St. Louis, MO
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