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Mercury Redstone 1/72 Scale Model Kit by Horizon Models

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Mercury Redstone 1/72 Scale Model Kit by Horizon Models:

The First Americans in Space!

In 1961, two brave men became the first Americans to fly into space. Launched atop Redstone rockets, they experienced incredible acceleration during 142 seconds of powered flight, after which their Mercury™ spacecraft separated from the booster to coast majestically to altitudes over 117 miles (188 km). From there they would experience about five minutes of weightlessness, and gaze down upon the Earth from their incredible vantage point. A short time later, their re-entry would begin - racing back towards the Earth until they hit the atmosphere, the deceleration building up until they reached about 11g, after which their parachute would deploy to slow their spacecraft so they could safely splash down in the Atlantic Ocean. Only two men would fly the Mercury™-Redstone, but they paved the way for more ambitious spaceflights which eventually saw man walk on the moon.

Photo of painted and assembled model*

*Test shots shown - actual model may vary slightly from photo

Decals and Instructions (2.1MB)
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Detailed Mercury™ capsule with shingles and bolts
Finely detailed Redstone rocket with launch stand
Finely engraved recessed panel lines and bolts
Parts and decals included to build any Mercury™-Redstone mission
Alternate parts for early porthole and boilerplate capsules
High quality water-slide decals and detailed instructions included
Photo-etch parts for Mercury™- capsule and Redstone booster

Length: approx 353mm (13.9") (without stand)

Diameter: 25mm (1.0")

Width: 54mm (2.1")

Parts: 48 (plastic) plus 29 (photo-etch)

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