This Mercury-Redstone is a replica based on a stretched Redstone missile. It is missing the stabilizers on all four fins. The roll pattern on the fins appears correct, but the one on the top is a little long. The words 'United States' are smaller than on the prototype. The rocket awaits restoration at the Air Zoo storage facility.
The Mercury capsule (seen on the upper roll-patterned section) is an Smithsonian artifact.
Date: Dec. 1, 2007
Images by: Dan Eastwood
The booster was stored outdoors when first brought to Kalamazoo, MI.
Date: July 21, 2006
Images by: Jim Gerard
Location: Michigan Space & Science Center
Image by: Stewart Bailey