Die Cast Mercury Space Capsule, Friendship 7 John Glenn Space Ship For Sale
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Die Cast Mercury Space Capsule, Friendship 7 John Glenn Spacecraft
This is amint condition, beautiful small
scale die cast Mercury space capsule from Mattel. This one is Friendship
7, which was the ship that John Glenn orbited the Earth in, after being
launched by an Atlas rocket. It's very detailed and has an added window
to see the astronaut inside. My favorite partis the retro rocket pack,
the silver portion used to slow the capsule down before reentry, then
jettisoned to expose the heat shield. On Glenn's flight this retro rocket pack was intentionally kept in place, as it was believed his heat shield may be coming loose (luckily this was not the case).
This diecast is a little over 2 and 1/2inches tall. It's mostly die cast metal, with
some plastic parts. This is a reallygreatversion of this historicspacecraft!