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1/72 Redstone Rocket w/Mercury Spacecraft


Manufactured by: Dragon Models

SKU: DR 11014
Price: AU$29.95
AU$26.95

US$20.12;  €18.93
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    Product Description
    Features:
    - Newly designed display stand
    - Slide-molded thrust units of Redstone rocket are made from separate parts
    - Escape rocket and tower included
    - Realistic tractor rocket reproduced
    - Slide-molded thrust units of Redstone rocket are made from separate parts
    - Ablative heat shield w/intricate detail is molded on Mercury spacecraft
    - Realistic fins and rudders
    - Engine installed in Redstone rocket

    NASA modified a Redstone missile to create a 25.5m-long manned space launch vehicle that was designed to carry astronauts into space. The Redstone was selected because of its good safety record, and an upgraded Rocketdyne engine was combined with a Mercury spacecraft. The first Mercury-Redstone (MR-1) launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida occurred in late 1960 but it only got four inches off the launch pad! However, on 31 January 1961, with Ham the Chimp aboard, MR-2 completed a suborbital flight. Upon being recovered, the chimpanzee happily ate an apple and half an orange! However, it wasn't until 5 May 1961 that the first American astronaut, Alan Shepard, traveled into space on the third Mercury-Redstone mission (MR-3). This American success came just three weeks after the Russian cosmonaut, Yuri

    • Manufactured by: Dragon Models
    • SKU: DR 11014
    • Package Weight: 210g
    • 0 Units in Stock


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