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Pics from outside McAuliffe-Sheperd Discovery Center.......

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posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 07:52 PM
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Took these last summer outside the McAuliffe-Sheperd Discovery Center (formerly named the Christa McAuliffe Planetarium), which is in the city i live in.......

Mercury-Redstone Rocket:





















posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 07:55 PM
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nice,,,, and it makes me wonder,, if we EVER needed one,, i wonder how many of these we have just laying around that could fly again.?

edit on 4/20/11 by darrman because: ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,and come home safely ..........



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 08:21 PM
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If I'm bored late one night maybe I'll sneak over there and see if I can hot-wire it.....



posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 11:18 PM
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To me its kind of amazing that little rocket got a man in orbit (or did it). I've been up close to a Mercury capsule and it is tiny but now I'm a bit confused. Wasn't the Army Redstone originally designed as ICBMs and it wasn't until NASA engineered it to the larger Mercury Atlas series that got John Glen to orbit?

I suppose I could look that up, but shocking to me as to how small that capsule is it tells me that rocket isn't very big, to have enough fuel to get to space.



posted on Apr, 21 2011 @ 02:59 AM
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Mercury-Redstone rockets were used for the first two manned US ‘space’ flights, which were suborbital.



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