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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Project Mercury

This is a monument to Project Mercury and to the 7 astronauts of the Mercury program near the Mercury-Atlas launch pad at Cape Canaveral. The silver monument has a stylized 7 embedded in it signifying the 7 astronauts and the abundance of 7s used during the program, with spacecraft named "Freedom 7", "Friendship 7", "Sigma 7" and so on. This image was taken with the kit lens on my 20D at 18mm focal length with an exposure of 1/500 seconds at f/11, ISO 400. Posted by Picasa

1 comment:

Richard said...

I know you noticed this Jim, but the 7 is bounded within the symbol for the planet Mercury, so the monument essentially shouts "Mercury Seven!"