Mercury-Atlas 6 is the first manned space mission in which an American astronaut makes an orbital flight. John Glenn took off on February 20, 1962 in his Friendship 7 capsule, which was placed in orbit around the Earth by an Atlas LV-3B rocket fired from Cape Canaveral launch base. The astronaut completed three circumnavigations of the Earth before landing in the North Atlantic Ocean just under five hours after lift-off.
The 3 versions shown here is a detailed 1:48 scale model :
– a first version for simple assembly without internal parts, with decals.
– a second version for a simple assembly without internal parts, and some colored options for letters or marking.
– a third and unique version with a cutaway presentation to allow observation of all the internal parts of the launcher.
Fully printable with a filament printer. 5 filament colors are required: White, Silver, Black, Red, and dark grey.
Tools required :
Soldering iron, cutter, 2mm diameter drill, 6 magnets (dia5x1mm)and cyanoacrylate glue.
If printing support are required, they are already included for the parts concerned.
the finished model is, height 62 cm, weight 270 grs, and more than 200 parts.
Visit the ASSEMBLY INSTRUCTION page for more information on this model.