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This incredible piece of spaceflight history is one of our limited edition runs as part of our exclusive "Space Collector's Series". This limited edition booster pack contains a fragment (approx. 2-3mm) of genuine Mercury "Big Joe 1" flown material. This edition is limited to 132 pieces, no more will be produced.
Big Joe 1 was an unmanned boilerplate Mercury capsule which launched aboard an Atlas 10-D rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida on September 9, 1959. The primary objective of the Big Joe program was to test the Mercury capsule ablating heatshield to ensure its suitability for reentry into the atmosphere. Big Joe 1 was also the first launch of a spacecraft in Project Mercury.
Also included in this booster pack is a collectible authenticity & information card, as well as an acrylic display disc to hold your historic piece of space flown memorabilia.
Booster Pack Includes:
Mercury Big Joe 1 Flown Material
Collectible Authenticity & Information Card
4cm Circular Acrylic Display Case
Space Collector's Series
Our exclusive Space Collector's Series brings you genuine material which has been flown in space either aboard or as part of a NASA spacecraft, such as the Apollo Command Module, Space Shuttle and more.
Each piece of flown material is guaranteed as authentic and is accompanied by a high-quality, collectible authenticity & information card, as well as an acrylic display disc bearing the mission insignia and statement of authenticity on the reverse. The collectible card is made from 350 gsm glossy art paper and is coated in high-quality cellophane for protection. Your booster pack will also arrive in a biodegradable, compostable sealed bag (because in this day and age we can have nice things and keep our planet clean and safe at the same time).
Through this wonderful collectors series you will be able to collect, study and enjoy owning genuine spaceflight history. So why not start your journey in owning genuine space flown material from some of NASA's most iconic spacecraft today?
Take your space enthusiasm to the next level and collect the whole series!
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