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Friendship 7 and the Mercury Basket at HistoryMiami

31 August 2016

 

25° 46′ 28″ N/ 80° 11′ 47″ W

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Gifted to HistoryMiami by John C. Harrison is this faithful replica built from plans in the Smithsonian of John Glenn’s “Friendship 7” Mercury space capsule—Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

HistoryMiami has a faithful replica of John Glenn’s Friendship 7 (gifted by John C. Harrison) as well as an original recovery basket (gifted by the US Navy although replaced in use by a helicopter-borne system).

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The Friendship 7 replica and original recovery basket (a gift from the US Navy)—Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

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The Friendship 7 replica and original recovery basket (a gift from the US Navy)—Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

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The Friendship 7 replica and original recovery basket (a gift from the US Navy)—Joseph May:Travel for Aircraft

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