Mercury capsule
Mercury, US space capsule. Click on thumbnail to load larger image.
At the new Air and Space museum, this unflown Mercury capsule was for a 1963 Alan Shepard mission, but NASA decided instead to end the Mercury program and move on to Gemini.  It was named Friendship 7 II after Shepard’s original 1961 capsule.
Friendship 7 II
The Liberty Bell 7 Mercury capsule was on a national tour when I visited the Kansas Cosmosphere in 2005, so after it went on permanent display I stopped again in 2007.
Liberty Bell 7
Mercury capsule Faith 7 flown by Gordon Cooper in 1963, Johnson Space Center, Houston, 2017.
Faith 7

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