Air and Space: At the new Air and Space museum, this unflown Mercury capsule was for a 1963 Alan Shepard mission, but NASA decided instead to end the Mercury program and move on to Gemini. It was named Friendship 7 II after Shepard’s original 1961 capsule. [#489-3270] Click on image for next photo.

At the new Air and Space museum, this unflown Mercury capsule was for a 1963 Alan Shepard mission, but NASA decided instead to end the Mercury program and move on to Gemini.  It was named Friendship 7 II after Shepard’s original 1961 capsule.  Click for next photo.

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