Seen in these images from it's previous location at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, Mercury Capsule #2 was the first production capsule launched into space. It's fifteen minute journey began with a launch atop a Redstone Booster from Cape Canaveral, Florida's Launch Complex 5. It has the round porthole despised by the astronauts but utilized in Alan Shepards flight. It is now displayed in the KSC Visitor Complex's new Center for Early Space Exploration. The ropes coming from the top of the capsule extend to a large picture of a a parachute deflating after the capsule splashed down on the blue floor.