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Shingles and Hardware, Capsule, Mercury #12B

Manufacturer:
McDonnell Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Materials:
HAZ MAT: Cadmium
Non-Magnetic White Metal (Possible Rene 41)
Paint
Ferrous Alloy
Adhesive Tape
Ink
Possible Beryllium
Dimensions:
3-D (Shingle "7C"): 62.9 × 51.4 × 4.4cm (2 ft. 3/4 in. × 1 ft. 8 1/4 in. × 1 3/4 in.)
3-D (Shingle "1C"): 66 × 50.2 × 2.5cm (2 ft. 2 in. × 1 ft. 7 3/4 in. × 1 in.)
3-D (Shingle "1B"): 56.5 × 40 × 1.9cm (1 ft. 10 1/4 in. × 1 ft. 3 3/4 in. × 3/4 in.)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Manned
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19680249001
Restrictions & Rights:
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Capsule, Mercury, MA-8

Manufacturer:
McDonnell Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Astronaut:
Walter M. Schirra, Jr.  Search this
Materials:
Skin & Structure: Titanium
Shingles: Nickel-steel alloy; Beryllium shingles removed
Ablation Shield: Glass fibers, resin
Dimensions:
Overall: 112 in. tall x 73 in.wide, 2400 lb. (284.5 x 185.4cm, 1088.6kg)
Other: 112 in. (284.5cm)
Support (at base): 73 in. (185.4cm)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Communications
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19710154000
Restrictions & Rights:
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Capsule, Mercury, MA-6

Astronaut:
John H. Glenn, Jr.  Search this
Manufacturer:
McDonnell Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Materials:
Skin & Structure: Titanium
Heat shield: Phenolic resin, fiberglass
Shingles: Nickel-steel alloy; beryllium shingles removed
Dimensions:
Overall: 190.5 × 226.1cm, 875.4kg (6 ft. 3 in. × 7 ft. 5 in., 1930lb.)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Manned
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19670176000
Restrictions & Rights:
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Location:
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
Exhibition:
Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall
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Capsule, Gemini IV

Astronaut:
Edward H. White, II  Search this
James A. McDivitt  Search this
Manufacturer:
McDonnell Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Materials:
Structure: Titanium; cylindrical section: beryllium alloy; conical section: Rene 41 (nickel-steel alloy); heat shield: silicone elastomer
Skin: Beryllium, Nickel Alloy
Dimensions:
Overall: 228.6 × 251.5cm, 1369.9kg (7 ft. 6 in. × 8 ft. 3 in., 3020lb.)
Approximate (cylindrical reaction control section): 64.8 × 100.3cm (25 1/2 × 39 1/2 in.)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Manned
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19670209000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
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Location:
National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC
Exhibition:
Boeing Milestones of Flight Hall
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Disconnect Hardware, Reserve and Main Parachutes, Mercury Capsule, MR-3

Astronaut:
Alan B. Shepard Jr.  Search this
Manufacturer:
McDonnell Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Materials:
Ferrous Alloy
Unknown Coating
Dimensions:
3-D: 2.5 × 1.9cm (1 × 3/4 in.)
3-D: 5.1 × 4.4cm (2 × 1 3/4 in.)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Parts & Structural Components
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Inventory Number:
A19620021008
Restrictions & Rights:
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Heat Shield Sample, Gemini VIII

Manufacturer:
McDonnell Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Materials:
Base is resin-impregnated fiberglass honeycomb; outer layer of ablative material is fiberglass honeycomb filled with Dow-Corning DC-325 silicone elastomer; base and Fiberite edge are attached to a titanium plate
Dimensions:
Approximate: 3 x 3 x 1 1/4in. (7.62 x 7.62 x 3.18cm)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Parts & Structural Components
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration through McDonnell Aircraft Corp.
Inventory Number:
A19680580017
Restrictions & Rights:
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Heat Shield Sample, Gemini VIII

Manufacturer:
McDonnell Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Materials:
Base is resin-impregnated fiberglass honeycomb; outer layer of ablative material is fiberglass honeycomb filled with Dow-Corning DC-325 silicone elastomer; base and Fiberite outer edge are attached to a titanium plate
Dimensions:
Approximate: 3 1/4 x 3 1/2 x 2 1/2in. (8.26 x 8.89 x 6.35cm)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Parts & Structural Components
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration through McDonnell Aircraft Corp.
Inventory Number:
A19680580019
Restrictions & Rights:
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Heat Shield Sample, Gemini VIII

Manufacturer:
McDonnell Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Materials:
Base is resin-impregnated fiberglass honeycomb; outer layer of ablative material is fiberglass honeycomb filled with Dow-Corning DC-325 silicone elastomer
Dimensions:
Approximate: 4 x 2 x 4in. (10.16 x 5.08 x 10.16cm)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Parts & Structural Components
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration through McDonnell Aircraft Corp.
Inventory Number:
A19680580044
Restrictions & Rights:
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Heat Shield Sample, Gemini VIII

Manufacturer:
McDonnell Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Materials:
Base is resin-impregnated fiberglass honeycomb; outer layer of ablative material is fiberglass honeycomb filled with Dow-Corning DC-325 silicone elastomer
Dimensions:
Approximate: 2 x 12 1/2 x 12 1/2in. (5.08 x 31.75 x 31.75cm)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Parts & Structural Components
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration through McDonnell Aircraft Corp.
Inventory Number:
A19680580055
Restrictions & Rights:
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Heat Shield Sample, Gemini VIII

Manufacturer:
McDonnell Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Materials:
Base is resin-impregnated fiberglass honeycomb; outer layer of ablative material is fiberglass honeycomb filled with Dow-Corning DC-325 silicone elastomer
Dimensions:
Approximate: 2 x 17 1/2 x 11 1/2in. (5.08 x 44.45 x 29.21cm)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Parts & Structural Components
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration through McDonnell Aircraft Corp.
Inventory Number:
A19680580056
Restrictions & Rights:
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Heat Shield Sample, Gemini VIII

Manufacturer:
McDonnell Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Materials:
Base is resin-impregnated fiberglass honeycomb; outer layer of ablative material is fiberglass honeycomb filled with Dow Corning DC-325 silicone elastomer
Dimensions:
Approximate: 4 x 1 3/4 x 3 1/4 x 3 3/4in. (10.16 x 4.45 x 8.26 x 9.53cm)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Parts & Structural Components
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration through McDonnell Aircraft Corp.
Inventory Number:
D19680580011
Restrictions & Rights:
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Heat Shield Sample, Gemini VIII

Manufacturer:
McDonnell Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Materials:
Base is resin-impregnated fiberglass honeycomb; outer layer of ablative material is fiberglass honeycomb filled with Dow Corning DC-325 silicone elastomer
Dimensions:
Approximate: 1 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 3in. (4.45 x 9.53 x 7.62cm) Dia 3.75
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Parts & Structural Components
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration through McDonnell Aircraft Corp.
Inventory Number:
D19680580013
Restrictions & Rights:
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Heat Shield Sample, Gemini VIII

Manufacturer:
McDonnell Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Materials:
Base is resin-impregnated fiberglass honeycomb; outer layer of ablative material is fiberglass honeycomb filled with Dow Corning DC-325 silicone elastomer
Dimensions:
Approximate: 1 3/4 x 3 1/4 x 4in. (4.45 x 8.26 x 10.16cm)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Parts & Structural Components
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration through McDonnell Aircraft Corp.
Inventory Number:
D19680580014
Restrictions & Rights:
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Heat Shield Sample, Gemini VIII

Manufacturer:
McDonnell Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Materials:
Base is resin-impregnated fiberglass honeycomb; outer layer of ablative material is fiberglass honeycomb filled with Dow-Corning DC-325 silicone elastomer; base is secured to a titanium plate; separate piece of Fiberite
Dimensions:
Approximate: 3 x 3 x 2 1/2in. (7.62 x 7.62 x 6.35cm)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Parts & Structural Components
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration through McDonnell Aircraft Corp.
Inventory Number:
D19680580015
Restrictions & Rights:
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Heat Shield Sample, Gemini VIII

Manufacturer:
McDonnell Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Materials:
Base is resin-impregnated fiberglass honeycomb; outer layer of ablative material is fiberglass honeycomb filled with Dow-Corning DC-325 silicone elastomer; base is attached to a titanium plate
Dimensions:
Approximate: 3 x 2 1/2 x 2 1/2in. (7.62 x 6.35 x 6.35cm)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Parts & Structural Components
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration through McDonnell Aircraft Corp.
Inventory Number:
D19680580016
Restrictions & Rights:
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Heat Shield Sample, Gemini VIII

Manufacturer:
McDonnell Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Materials:
Base is resin-impregnated fiberglass honeycomb; outer layer of ablative material is fiberglass honeycomb filled with Dow Corning DC-325 silicone elastomer; base and Fiberite outer edge are attached to a titanium plate
Dimensions:
Approximate: 3 x 3 3/4 x 1 3/4in. (7.62 x 9.53 x 4.45cm)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Parts & Structural Components
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration through McDonnell Aircraft Corp.
Inventory Number:
D19680580018
Restrictions & Rights:
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Heat Shield Sample, Gemini VIII

Manufacturer:
McDonnell Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Materials:
Base is resin-impregnated fiberglass honeycomb; outer layer of ablative material is fiberglass honeycomb filled with Dow-Corning DC-325 silicone elastomer; base is attached to a titanium plate; separate piece of Fiberite outer edge
Dimensions:
Approximate: 3 1/4 x 3 1/4 x 2 1/4in. (8.26 x 8.26 x 5.72cm)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Parts & Structural Components
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration through McDonnell Aircraft Corp.
Inventory Number:
D19680580020
Restrictions & Rights:
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Heat Shield Sample, Gemini VIII

Manufacturer:
McDonnell Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Materials:
Base is resin-impregnated fiberglass honeycomb; outer layer of ablative material is fiberglass honeycomb filled with Dow-Corning DC-325 silicone elastomer; heat shield fragment and Fiberite outer edge are attached to a titanium plate
Dimensions:
Approximate: 3 x 3 x 2 1/2in. (7.62 x 7.62 x 6.35cm)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Parts & Structural Components
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration through McDonnell Aircraft Corp.
Inventory Number:
D19680580021
Restrictions & Rights:
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Heat Shield Sample, Gemini VIII

Manufacturer:
McDonnell Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Materials:
Base is resin-impregnated fiberglass honeycomb; outer layer of ablative material is fiberglass honeycomb filled with Dow-Corning DC-325 silicone elastomer; heat shield fragment and Fiberite outer edge are attached to a titanium plate
Dimensions:
Approximate: 3 x 3 x 1in. (7.62 x 7.62 x 2.54cm)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Parts & Structural Components
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration through McDonnell Aircraft Corp.
Inventory Number:
D19680580022
Restrictions & Rights:
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Heat Shield Sample, Gemini VIII

Manufacturer:
McDonnell Aircraft Corp.  Search this
Materials:
Base is resin-impregnated fiberglass honeycomb; outer layer of ablative material is fiberglass honeycomb filled with Dow-Corning DC-325 silicone elastomer; heat shield fragment and Fiberite outer edge are attached to a titanium plate
Dimensions:
Approximate: 3 x 3 x 2 1/2in. (7.62 x 7.62 x 6.35cm)
Type:
SPACECRAFT-Manned-Parts & Structural Components
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Credit Line:
Transferred from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration through McDonnell Aircraft Corp.
Inventory Number:
D19680580023
Restrictions & Rights:
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