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This amazing presentation depicts the Western horizon over South America. The photograph shows Astronaut Scott Carpenter climbing into his Aurora 7 spacecraft, before the launch of the Mercury-Atlas 7 (MA-7) Mission on May 24th 1962. The presentation itself houses a real piece of space flown Heatshield from the Sigma spacecraft. Built of honeycombed aluminum with many layers of glass-fiber material, the heatshield would boil away as the Mercury capsule descended through the atmosphere. As the silica material (fiberglass) melted, it deposited a white residue on its surface, resembling icing. The Heatshield material was sourced from Goldberg Auctions. 10'' x 8'' presentation.
Mercury-Atlas 7, launched May 24, 1962, was the fourth flight of Project Mercury, the first manned space program of the United States. The Mercury spacecraft, named Aurora 7, made three Earth orbits, piloted by astronaut Scott Carpenter. He was the sixth human and the fourth American in space.
A targeting error during reentry took the spacecraft 250 miles (about 400 km) off-course, delaying recovery of Carpenter and the spacecraft. The mission used Mercury spacecraft No. 18 and Atlas launch vehicle No. 107-D.
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