Mercury Redstone

Artifact
Date: 2015 | Photo by: Chris Griffith

Standing in the Rocket Garden at the US Space and Rocket center is a replica of a Mercury-Redstone rocket. Given the great care that has been applied to other rockets in their collection, this rocket's livery is incorrect. None of the 8 actual Mercury-Redstones's used a 'USA' logo, rather all were labeled 'UNITED STATES'. In addition, upper roll pattern is too short, missing the top band of 'checkers'.

Type
Booster
Kind
Mockup
Vehicle
Mercury-Redstone
Location
US Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, Alabama