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Walk-around of one of the straps attaching the retrograde package assembly to the spacecraft.

Picture 3 of 5.

Note the two electrical wiring bundles attached to the spacecraft at the top of this photo. The left-hand bundle goes to the capsule to adapter separation sensor near the top of the strap. The right-hand bundle supplied electrical power to the retro package, including power for the retro- and posigrade rocket igniters and the explosive bolt for strap jettison.

Mercury Mockup retrograde package assembly attach strap at Prologue Room
Time picture taken Mon Jul 29 11:48:00 2013
Location picture taken James S. McDonnell Prologue Room
St. Louis, MO
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