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Schirra entering his MA-8 capsule, Sigma 7
Schirra entering his MA-8 capsule, Sigma 7
Walter "Wally" Marty Schirra Jr.Project Mercury Crewed missions← Mercury-Atlas 7Mercury-Atlas 9 →
Walter "Wally" Marty Schirra Jr.Project Mercury Crewed missions← Mercury-Atlas 7Mercury-Atlas 9 →
Schirra discussing the flight plan with flight director Chris Kraft.
Schirra discussing the flight plan with flight director Chris Kraft.
Sigma 7 in its hangar
Sigma 7 in its hangar
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Wallops Island test facility, 1961
Wallops Island test facility, 1961
Mercury Control Center, Cape Canaveral, 1963
Mercury Control Center, Cape Canaveral, 1963
Retropack: Retrorockets with red posigrade rockets
Retropack: Retrorockets with red posigrade rockets
Landing skirt (or bag) deployment: skirt is inflated; on impact the air is pressed out (like an airbag)
Landing skirt (or bag) deployment: skirt is inflated; on impact the air is pressed out (like an airbag)