NASA - Mercury - Friendship VII - Signed by Astronaut Scott Carpenter - Capsule - 1/25 Scale Model
NASA National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Mercury - Friendship 7 / Aurora 7 1962 Capsule Model Signed by Scott Carpenter with Display Case 1/25 Scale Model Price: $499.00 $18.90 s/h in continental US Scale: 1/25 DESKTOP Authentic Details - Fully Assembled Resin Composite Display Model
This high quality replica is handcrafted from mahogany and comes with a wooden base and a plaque Signed by Scott Carpenter. Dimensions are 7"(L) X 7"(W) X 7.50"(H) in Case. 3.75"(L) X 3.75"(W) X 4.75"(H) - Product alone. Malcom Scott Carpenter was one of the original seven astronauts selected in 1959 for Project Mercury. Created by the newly formed National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Project Mecury was the United States' answer to the Soviet Union's space Program. This rivalry eventually became the space race- a contest between the two superpowers to land the first men on the moon and return them safely to earth. Carpenter was the second American to orbit the earth and the fourth American in space, following Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, and John Glenn. Carpenter inspects the honey comb protective material on the main pressure bulkhead of his Aurora 1 capsule. After being chosen for Project Mercury in 1959, Carpenter served as back up pilot for John Glenn, who flew his first U.S. Orbital mission aboard Friendship 7: when Deke Slayton was withdrawn on medical grounds from Project Mercury's second manned orbital flight, Carpenter was assigned to replace him. He flew into space on May 24, 1962, atop the Mercuty-Atlas 7 rocket for a three orbit science mission that lasted nearly five hours. His aurora 7 spacecraft attained a maximum altitude of 164 miles and an orbital velocity of 17,532, miles per hour.
APOLLO PROGRAM Launched July 16, 1969 at 9:32 A.M. EDT., The Apollo 11 Mission was the first manned mission to land on the Moon. It was the fifth human spaceflight of Project Apollo and the third human voyage to the Moon or Moon orbit. It carried Mission Commander Neil Alden Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Micheal Collins, and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin Eugene 'Buzz' Aldrin, Jr. On July 20, Armstrong and Aldrin became the first humans to land on the Moon, while Collins orbited above. Mission Highlights: maximum distance from Earth 359,645km Lunar landing, July 20, at 04:17 P.M. EDT First step on moon, 10:56:15 P.M. ED "Thats one small step for man; One giant leap for mankind." - Neil Armstrong. Flag and instruments deployed; unveiled plaque on the LM descent stage with inscription: "Here Men From the Planet Earth First Set Foot Upon the Moon. July 1969 A.D. We Came In Peace For All Mankind." Lunar surface time 21.6 hours; 59.5 hours in lunar orbit, with 30 orbits. 20kg (44lbs) of material gathered. Landing: July 24, 1969. Splashdown at 12:50 P.M. EDT. Area: 13° 19 mins North and 169° 9 mins West. Crew on board USS Hornet at 01:53 P.M. EDT. Spacecraft aboard ship at 03:53 P.M. EDT.
July 20th, 1969...American astronauts take the first steps on the moon. Recapture the glory and success of the U.S. Moon landing program with this 1/48 scale replica of the Apollo Lunar Excursion Module. Painstakingly detailed and fully assembled, this model includes a stand for desktop or shelf display.