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Mercury-Redstone Booster Gallery


Detail of the shaft connecting the air rudder to the booster's fin.

Note that the air rudders are attached only by a shaft near the top of the rudder; the shaft rides in a socket in the air rudder mounting plate.

Air rudder on Mercury-Redstone Booster at U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Time picture taken Sat Sep 14 09:22:46 2013
Location picture taken Rocket Park
U.S. Space & Rocket Center
Huntsville, AL
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