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    Mercury spacecraft drawn by its designer

    Max Faget Signed Drawing of Project Mercury's "Big Joe" Capsule. An 8.5" x 11" transparent sheet with a basic drawing (4" x 6.25") in black felt tip of a space capsule accomplished by its designer who has signed "Max Faget" to the side. Above, he has written: "Big Joe" and below: "Mold Lines Feb 1959/ Fligt [sic] Date Scheduled Aug 59/ Fligt [sic] Date Achieved Sept 59". Max Faget was the designer of the Mercury spacecraft and contributed to the designs of Gemini, Apollo, and the Space Shuttle. The flight of "Big Joe" occurred on September 9, 1959. Its purpose was to test the ablative heat shield that would be used on the manned Mercury missions. A very rare original sketch by an important member of the American space program's design team. Excellent. From the family collection of the late Tom McFadden.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2016
    11th Friday
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