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Mercury MA-7 "Aurora 7" flown heatshield fragment
Mercury Aurora 7 was the second manned orbital Mercury mission piloted by Scott Carpenter. Launched May 24th 1962 Carpenter faced some navigation problems and landed 400km off-target in the Atlantic ocean. Mercury-Atlas 7 was the fourth crewed flight of NASA's Project Mercury. Astronaut Scott Carpenter became the sixth human to fly in space.
The source of this heatshield fragment was a larger block of heatshield given to VIP's and NASA workers as recognition for their work in the space program.
Triangle fragment of heatshield material mounted on a 7x9'' rigid foam board certified on the backside.
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