Mercury
by SpaceTrashCan
uploaded 2017-09-22
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VAB
stock ship
#Mercury #Atlas #Stock #Replica #NASA

Mercury Atlas

This is my Stock Replica of the Mercury Atlas Missions from 1961 to 1963. Mercury was the American counterpart to the Soviet Vostok Spacecraft. It sat one Astronaut (ore in some cases one Monkey). The first Mercury Missions were launchend ontop of a Redstone Rocket, but later Mission used the Atlas LV-35 as a lifter to achieve stable Orbit. Mercury was Americas first step towards the Moon landing. The Mercury program made NASA undestand Orbital Manouvering, Human ability to work in Microgravity and other things better.

Details

  • Type: VAB
  • Class: ship
  • Part Count: 163
  • Pure Stock

[1] ➔ Launch Escape

My Version includes the 1,5 Stage Atlas LV-35 Lifter and the 1 Stage Mercury Spacecraft. It can easily achieve LKO but can’t reach high orbits. It has a custom Launch Escape System to save the Kerbal in case of a Launch gone wrong.

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