In Plane View: Mercury Capsule 15B Freedom 7 II

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The pattern of stripes and circles are rockets located on the base of the Freedom 7 II space capsule. The spacecraft had three small rockets to separate it from its booster, and three large retrorockets to slow the capsule and bring it out of orbit.

Photographer:

Carolyn Russo

ID #:

WEB10809-2008

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National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution

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Smithsonian Institution

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