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Monday, July 19, 2010

Mercury Redstone 2

Here is another spacecraft at the California Science Center. This is the Mercury capsule that carried the first hominid into space (an immigrant American, BTW) on January 31, 1961, about 2 and a half months before Yuri Gagarin's spaceflight. The Mercury Redstone 2 carried Ham, a Chimpanzee on a suborbital flight that paved the way for Alan Shepard (the 2nd American in space...) 4 months later. This image was taken with the kit lens on my 20D at 18mm focal length with an exposure of 1/160 seconds at f/3.5, ISO 400.

The view inside the capsule shows the capsule within the capsule that Ham rode in during his flight. This image was taken at 18mm focal length with an exposure of 1/100 seconds at f/3.5, ISO 400.

1 comment:

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waoo!! that is awesome! very interested to watch that capsule...!