Artifacts on the Road

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


Mercury Capsule #10


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.

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