Space Center Houston's Manned Space Capsules - Jan 3, 2005


Visit Gus Grissom's recovered Mercury Capsule Liberty Bell 7 on tour of the US after restoration

It sank July 21, 1961 when the egress hatch prematurely blew after a 15 min flight on a Redstone rocket

It was recovered July 20, 1999 from a depth of 15,000 feet     Gus would have been pleased!

It finally visits Houston after 38 years on the ocean's floor

Gordon Cooper's Mercury Atlas 9 (May 15-16, 1963)

. . . "Faith 7" capsule on permanent display at SCH

Cooper & Conrad's Gemini V capsule (Aug 21-29, 1965)

Behold . . . Apollo 17 "America" command module

Apollo 17 took Cernan, Evans, & Schmitt on . . .

. . . the final moon landing mission (Dec. 7-19, 1972)

Apollo 17's scientist Schmitt & Last on the Moon Cernan

. . . covered much ground using the Lunar Roving Vehicle