Artifacts on the Road

A gallery of traveling air- and spacecraft loaned out by the Smithsonian.

(NASM)

Mercury Capsule #10

None
(NASM)

No, this one doesn't have a "7" designation, like Freedom 7 and Friendship 7. Only six Mercury capsules went into space between 1961 and 1963, but a total of 20 were built for the program. Mercury #10 was used for flight qualification tests in a vacuum chamber. You can see this stepping stone to our first trips to space at the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, Oregon.

PAID CONTENT

Comment on this Story

comments powered by Disqus