Model Spacecraft – This scale model of the Mercury Atlas rocket or launch vehicle was first used in the Atlas program in 1958. NASA also used this modified USAF ballistic missile for the first manned Mercury flights. This fantastic scale model is crafted from pressure cast composite resin and is an extraordinary collectible replica of space history.
The Mercury Atlas lunch vehicle had many firsts including:
Launched first communication satellite that transmitted then President Eisenhower’s Christmas speech around the world
Launched lunar and planetary probes
Launched the four manned Earth orbital flights in 1962 and 1963.
An excellent desk model of our nations first rocket that sent Americans into orbit.
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