This replica has markings inconsistent with either of the actual launch vehicles.
-The roll pattern is too long.
-'United States' is too low and not centered over fins 1 and 3.
-Horizontal stripe is too low - should be about midway up body.
-Roll pattern on the fins is wrong.
-All fin stabilizers should be white, not black.
NEW! 10/3/08 Taken down for repainting, possible move to Gate 3 location.
Found at the Press Access Center on Florida Rt. 3, this replica suffers from the same marking problems as its Rocket Garden sister. A new spacecraft was been built and installed after hurricane damage. An American flag placed above the access hatch looks patriotic but is not seen on either original.
Damaged during Hurricane Frances 9/5/2004 (Click on image for latest pictures.)
NEW! At Guard Lee, awaiting restoration.
Identified as booster MR-6, one of eight built for the Mercury program!
Currently laying exposed to the weather in a storage location.
Destroyed during Hurricane Frances 9/5/2004 (Click on image for latest pictures.)
Once found a short distance from the US Astronaut Hall of Fame, this M-R marked the site of the original bus tour depot for KSC tours. The roll pattern is better proportioned, but the 'United States' is much too small and not centered over fins 1 and 3. Again, an American flag is placed between the fins, which have the same roll pattern mistake as the previous two.
|LC 5 - Space & Missile Museum
This is the best of the Redstones displayed. It replaces the booster display damged by Hurricane Floyd.
(Click on image for latest pictures.)