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PROJECT MERCURY.

LITTLE JOE SERIES.

This site contains larger Files and more Film Clips. (AVI's),

and is constructed with Broadband/ADSL systems in mind.

This is a referance site dedicated to the Mercury-Little Joe flights, that were designed to test the escape system for the later manned Mercury flights.

It is also a tribute to the staff at Langley and Wallops island, who helped take those first steps towards Americas first manned flights.

(Also included are the Pad Abort test and the big Joe shot.)

If you need to identify a photo you have, use the Chart link below to identify it. If you need information on a particular flight, go straight to the flight number/name.
 
 
New Additions :-Jettison motor mounting detail + Films = LJ 6, LJ1A, LJ2 and LJ1B, LJ5A + Another B.A.test Angle + LJ Heatshield Fabrication.
 
Prototype capsules.
 
Production capsules.

 

( Film Clips/AVI's.)

B.A.TEST AVI.
B.A.TEST 2 AVI.
B.A.TEST 2a AVI.
LJ1B Flight AVI.
LJ5A AVI.
Little Joe+ Heatshield AVI.
       
   
 
 

If you think there is a major error or you need help with Identifying a photo, please contact me

 
 
Site created and maintained by Peter Mcquillan. Un-reserved credit to Bill Spadafora for contributions to site content.

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