The spacecraft on display was flight-rated but never flown. It was used to provide parts to support the last Mercury mission, flown by Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper, Jr. on May 15-16, 1963. Several panels have been removed exposing the engineering inside. The hatch-opening is also covered with plastic.
Photos by: Jim Gerard
Date: July 19, 2006
Temporary location during construction of new wing and the Space Flight Gallery