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Mercury Heatshield Samples (Pre-Renovation) Gallery


Detail of the piece of heatshield at the far right of the display.

Picture 3 of 4.

Note the "hook" of the heatshield material, which would wrap around the spacecraft's structure. The pegs would presumably mate to the framework at the aft of the pressure bulkhead.

Mercury Heatshield Samples (Pre-Renovation) at St. Louis Science Center
Time picture taken Sun Jul 22 16:19:36 2012
Location picture taken Lobby
James S. McDonnell Planetarium
St. Louis Science Center
St. Louis, MO
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