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Code 3 Nasa Friendship 7 Mercury John Glenn Space Capsule Desk Top Display Model For Sale

Code 3 Nasa Friendship 7 Mercury John Glenn Space Capsule Desk Top Display Model

RARE CODE 3/TMC VINTAGE 1/25 SCALE NASA MERCURY FRIENDSHIP 7 DESKTOP DISPLAY MODEL SPACE CAPSULE AND STAND. BRAND NEW IN FACTORY SEALED BOX.

RARE CODE 3/TMC VINTAGE 1/25 SCALE NASA MERCURY FRIENDSHIP 7 DESKTOP DISPLAY MODEL SPACE CAPSULE AND STAND. BRAND NEW IN FACTORY SEALED BOX.

sale Description:

This sale is for a Rare & Vintage Code 3/TMC 1/24 Scale NASA Mercury Friendship 7 Space Capsule Desktop Display Model and Stand. Brand new in factory sealed box. Each 1:25 scale model exhibits museum quality and intricate design to obtain the exact look of the actual Mercury Friendship 7 Capsule. Highly skilled artists handcraft this model using the finest grade materials and then hand paint the details with great accuracy. This highly detailed space exploration historical model measures approximately 5.50" in length x 5.75" wide. Toys & Models Corporation (TMC) purchased all of the original molds and specs from Code 3 before they went out of business. This model is made to the same specs as the original Code 3 Model. Please be guided accordingly. 

This desktop model capsule will make an excellent addition to your collection or gift for the aviation hobbyist.

Important Information, Please Read Before Buying:

This model airplane will be "Drop Shipped" from my model distributor, located in New Jersey and model availability at the time of the purchase, may vary. Please be guided accordingly prior to buying and please feel free to ask any questions ahead of time to the seller. Thank you. 

History of the Mercury Friendship 7 MA-6 (23) Space Flight:

Friendship 7 Pad LC-14 Atlas (6)

Crew: John H. Glenn, Jr.

Milestones:

8/27/61 - Capsule arrived at Cape Canaveral 2/15/62 - Flight Safety Review 2/20/62 - Launch

Payload: Spacecraft No. 13, Vehicle Number 109-D

Mission Objective:

Place a man into earth orbit, observe his reactions to the space environment and safely return him to earth to a point where he could be readily found. The Mercury flight plan during the first orbit was to maintain optimum spacecraft attitude for radar tracking and communication checks.

Orbit:

Altitude: 162.2 x 100 statute miles Inclination: 32.54 Orbits: 3 Period: 88min 29sec Duration: 0 Days, 4 hours, 55 min, 23 seconds Distance: 75,679 statute miles Velocity: 17,544 mph Max Q: 982 psf Max G: 7.7

Launch:

February 20, 1962. 9:47:39 am EST. Cape Canaveral Launch Complex 14. Powered flight lasted 5 minutes 1 second and was completed normally. The mercury countdown began on 1/27/62 and was performed in two parts. Precount checks out the primary spacecraft systems, followed by a 17.5 hour hold for pyrotechnic checks, electrical connections and peroxide system servicing. Then the countdown began. The launch countdown proceeded to the T-13 minute mark and then was canceled due to adverse weather conditions. After cancellation, the mission team decided to replace the carbon dioxide absorber unit and the peroxide system had to be drained and flushed to prevent corrosion. Launch vehicle systems were then revalidated and a leak was discovered in the inner bulkhead of the fuel tank that required 4-6 days to repair. The launch was rescheduled to 2/13/62 and then to 2/14/62 to all the bulkhead work to complete. The precount picked up again on 2/13/62, 2/15/62 and 2/16/62 but was canceled each time due to adverse weather. The launch was then rescheduled for 2/20/62.

During the launch countdown on 2/20/62, all systems were energized and final overall checks were made. the count started at T-390 minutes by installing and connecting the escape-rocket igniter. The service structure was then cleared and the spacecraft was powered to verify no inadvertent pyrotechnic ignition. The personnel then returned to the service structure to prepare for static firing of the reaction control system at T-250 minutes. The spacecraft was then prepared for boarding at T-120 minutes. The hatch was put into place at T-90 minutes. During installation a bolt was broken, and the hatch had to be removed to replace the bolt causing a 40 minute hold. From T-90 to T-55 final mechanical work and spacecraft checks were made and the service was evacuated and moved away from the launch vehicle. At T-45 minutes, a 15 minute hold was required to add fuel to the launch vehicle and at T-22 minutes and additional 25 minutes was required for filling the liquid-oxygen tanks as a result of a minor malfunction in the ground support equipment used to pump liquid oxygen into the launch vehicle. At approximately T-35 minutes, filling of the liquid-oxygen tanks began and final spacecraft and launch vehicle systems checks were started.

At T-10 minutes the spacecraft went on internal power. At T-6min 30 seconds, a 2 minute hold was required to make a quick check of the network computer at Bermuda. The launch vehicle went on internal power at T-3 minutes. At T-35 seconds the spacecraft umbilical was ejected and at T-0 the main engines started. Liftoff occurred at T+4 seconds at 9:47:39am EST.

Landing:

February 20, 1962. 14:43:02 am EST. 800 miles southeast of Bermuda. Recovered by the destroyer USS Noa. Lookouts on the destroyer sighted the main parachute at an altitude of 5,000 ft from a range of 5nm. The Noa had the spacecraft aboard 21 minutes after landing and astronaut John Glenn remained in the spacecraft during pickup. Original plans had called for egress through the top hatch but Glenn was becoming uncomfortably warm and it was decided to exit by the easier egress path.

Mission Highlights:

Mission Successful. First American in orbit. Total time weightless 4 hours 48min 27sec.

During the flight only two major problems were encountered: (1) a yaw attitude control jet apparently clogged at the end of the first orbit, forcing the astronaut to abandon the automatic control system for the manual-electrical fly-by-wire system; and (2) a faulty switch in the heat shield circuit indicated that the clamp holding the shield had been prematurely released- a signal later found to be false. During reentry, however, the retropack was not jettisoned but retained as a safety measure to hold the heat shield in place in the event it had loosened.

End

Please email me, should you have any questions about this item.

The item comes from a non smoking and non pet environment.

Serious buyers only please.

PAYMENT INFORMATION I accept for payment PAYPAL.COM, ETC. Items are shipped within 24 hours after payment is received and or cleared. Payment should be received within four (4) days of sales end. PayPal—'s service to make fast, easy, and secure payments for your purchases!

SHIPPING INFORMATION Winner must reply within four (4) days of sale close with complete mailing address! The high USA buyer (Continuous 48 states.) will receive Free FedEx Ground Shipping and Handling. (Residents of Alaska and Hawaii will pay slightly higher shipping rates.) All FedEx Shipments include $100.00 of Insurance FREE of Charge. If you wish to insure this item for an additional amount, there will be an additional charge associated with the extra insurance with FedEx. You can track your package via their website at www.fedex.com. International high buyer will pay the actual USPS International Mail Shipping & Handling. If you wish to insure this item for shipping, their will be an additional charge. High international buyer is 100% responsible for any and all customs and or duty fees.

This model aircraft will be "Drop Shipped" from my model distributor located in New Jersey, USA.

OTHER INFORMATION If you have any questions, please e-mail me. Great Customer Service Is My #1 Priority! If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you may return it for a complete refund. I'm a trusted Seller with a 100% Positive response Rating. Please purchase with confidence.

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