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Yukon0009

Mercury Program-America can into space

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With this new project, I am commited to recreate all the hardware used in the Mercury Program.

Craft

DOWNLOAD (Contains all .craft files in zip)

DL includes a stand-alone capsule if you wish to use it.

For all capsules: Abort and 1 to abort and eject LES repectively.

2 to open water landing "skirt".

Little Joe

Abort tester for the Program.

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Mercury-Redstone

Suborbital lifter for the capsule.

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Mercury-Atlas

Orbital rocket for capsule- America can into orbit.

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Mercury-Scout Comsat

A comsat lifted to orbit on four stages of solid fuel. Naturally, it failed IRL.

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Mercury-Jupiter

A proposed design config for the Mercury for sub orbital flights.

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Hoopla those are the rockets I like!

Shouldn't the fins on the Redstone be pushed in a bit further?

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^how attached are you to your processor? Try this :'D

Edited by WooDzor

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Hmm, I'll redo the Redstone then.

As for putting the rockets together......RIP computer.....

EDIT:Better?

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EDIT 2: Not to be insultive, but compared to the other rockets, that Gemini-Titan is comically small......

Edited by Yukon0009

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Nice editing and commenting at the same time.. CONFUSION!!! (and then the internet died)

I know, the problem is the moment you make the Titan II bigger the Capsule has to increase too.. and then I would have to start clipping like a maniac. Right now the capsule is a simple and pretty (even though I say so myself) approximation of the Gemini.. it doesn't just quite fit in the family size wise. Though IRL the Gemini Capsule wasn't that much bigger than the Mercury one.

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(with the MOL attached)

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It looks okay, it's just the size that gets me. And that reminds me, I've got a Gemini to work on as well. *rushes off to VAB*

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Very cool. Particularly like the Atlas D. Are those Rover bodies arrayed in a hexagon for the stage and a half coupling? Interesting take on that. I wouldn't have thought of that and would have still been messing with plates and girder sections.... and tons of struts

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Very cool. Particularly like the Atlas D. Are those Rover bodies arrayed in a hexagon for the stage and a half coupling? Interesting take on that. I wouldn't have thought of that and would have still been messing with plates and girder sections.... and tons of struts

Thanks, and yes, the roverbodies are very, very useful in a lot of replicas. Although it is a little too "thick" for the Atlas.

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These crafts look so beautifully realistic. I was making one myself and was planning to post it in the forums, but you beat me to it so hard.

Stupendous! :D

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I keep seeing people use the small 2.5 meter tanks for Atlas replicas. What is the benefit to using those over larger tanks? It seems like larger tanks would reduce the part count and make it easier for potato computers to run.

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