The Mercury Friendship 7 Spacecraft on Tour

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he Mercury MA-6 capsule Friendship 7 (right, mounted on transport trailer) is saluted by a trumpeting elephant at Katunayake Airport, Ceylon (Sri Lanka), following a three-day exhibition in Colombo, July 1, 1962.  To promote the U.S. space program – and U.S. interests generally – Friendship 7 made a "fourth orbit," a world tour.  

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07/01/1962

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NASM 7B21889

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