Space Capsule Being Mated to Component
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This picture was taken at Cape Canaveral before the Mercury Redstone 2 (MR-2) Flight in late January 1961. The flight took place on January 31, 1961 preceding Astronaut Alan Shepard's flight aboard MR-3 on May5, 1961. These were both sub-orbital flights.The installation of space capsule #5 is being lifted to it's Redstone missile in preparation for the launch of "HAM's" sub-orbital flight.
DescriptionSpace capsule is being lifted to be mated to missile. Utility vechicle with warning, "Danger Explosives Installed". Writing on the photo or group of photos: '"MR-2 Capsule being mated, Redstone Missile. Erection of Caps#5 to be installed on MR-2 at Pad 5, CmmTA. NASA/MERCURY' Physical description: Black and white print (photograph) 24x19mm.
SubjectNational Aeronautics and Space Administration
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (1961). Space Capsule Being Mated to Component. Available electronically from