August 5, 2019

Mercury Capsule Paper Model

Project Mercury was the United States' first human spaceflight program. There were six flights in all. The first occurred in 1961 and the last in 1963. This 1:24 scale paper model of the Mercury capsule comes with the launch escape system (LES) used in the flights. The idea was if there was a problem with the launch, the red rocket would fire and lift the capsule off the top of the main rocket, carrying it away to safety. The printable PDF template for the capsule may be downloaded here. The model was designed by T. Noteboom in 2004.

Other Space Exploration Papercraft:

Space Shuttles
Soviet Lunar Exploration Module
Apollo 11 LEM
Gemini Capsule
SpaceX Falcon Heavy

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