Thursday, September 7, 2023

The Flight of “Big Joe 1”(Atlas-10D)

Big Joe-001 A copy of a very good article on the Big Joe Mercury Capsule. With info, photos and drawings. From the Sept/Oct issue of the Space Frontiers magazine.

“Big Joe 1 (Atlas-10D) launched an uncrewed boilerplate Mercury capsule from Cape Canaveral, Florida on 9 September 1959. The purposes of the Big Joe 1 were to test the Mercury spacecraft ablative heat shield, afterbody heating, reentry dynamics attitude control and recovery capability. It was also the first launch of a spacecraft in Project Mercury.” From wikipedia

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