Aviation Photo #2702816 McDonnell Mercury No. 20 - NASA

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I thought this was cheesy when I first saw it, but damn is it photogenic! The Faith 7 capsule, flown by Gordon Cooper on Mercury 9 - the last manned mission of the Mercury program. (1/5 handheld, ISO6400; 5D2 + 17-40 F4L)
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Photo Added: September 16, 2015

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Anonymous
3 years ago
Cool! Where does this photo taken from? Another orbiter?
Anonymous
3 years ago
Great shot! The capsule is currently in Houston Space Center.
Anonymous
3 years ago
It's a nice image of a set piece, catches the lighting well; this is important because the exhibit does get across the sense of a small portable oasis of life in a merciless emptiness - the desert of space - both with the colours and the backdrop. It's important to catch that and get a sense of the courage involved. Years ago I saw an Apollo capsule at the Air & Space museum, and it is sobering to know that people could function in such confined quarters.

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