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Dragon Wings Mercury Spacecraft "Liberty Bell 7"

Diecast : Prebuilt Models : Space Exploration

Dragon Wings 50393
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Dragon Wings

Dragon Wings Diecast

1:72 Scale
Mercury Spacecraft "Liberty Bell 7"
Dragon Wings 50393

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Dragon Wings

Dragon Wings Mercury Spacecraft "Liberty Bell 7"

- Scale: 1:72
- For Ages: 14+
- Availability: In Stock
- Price: $29.57

Item Description

NASA's Mercury program was a series of manned spaceflights in the important buildup to putting man on the Moon. Spacecraft "Liberty Bell 7" flew 480km at a maximum altitude of 190km and maximum speed of 1,969m/s. The naming is because of the shape of the craft, as well as an association with the original Liberty Bell. Indeed, a "crack" was painted onto the side of the craft to add to the illusion. Of interest, the 1,286kg Liberty Bell 7 was the first Mercury craft with a centerline trapezoid-shaped window instead of two portholes.

Another innovation with this spacecraft was an explosive hatch release that allowed a rapid emergency escape. After performing its flight, Liberty Bell 7 splashed down in the ocean, although the craft subsequently sank to the bottom before it could be retrieved by helicopter. As a fitting final note, the Mercury spacecraft was salvaged 38 years later in 1999.


Dragon Wings Diecast Models
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Dragon Wings 50393

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