Project Mercury Mission Control Tracking Icon

     

Project Mercury Mission Control Tracking Icon

This toylike 15-centimeter (6-inch) piece of red plastic reminds us of a time when human spaceflight was new -- when NASA's freshly established Mission Control learned by experience.

Image Number: 2005-35469
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
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