The flight of Enos, the chimpMercury-Atlas 5 Flown Heat Shield Plug in Lucite Display. A wedge-shaped section, 1" x 1.25" x 1.25", sealed in a 2.875" diameter x 2" tall Lucite cylinder with "MA-5/ NOV. 29, 1961" engraved on the bottom. A chimpanzee named Enos was the "astronaut" on this two-orbit mission. This is the first heat shield fragment Heritage has ever offered from Mercury-Atlas 5. Near excellent with remnants of felt attached to bottom (easily removed). From the personal collection of Gemini Program Office special assistant and longtime NASA employee, Paul M. Sturtevant.
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