Getting out of Mercury… through the top!

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Today’s Mercury feature examines a method of egress always planned but only used once – getting out of the Mercury spacecraft through the top. The explosive side hatch on Mercury is well known, and the normal method of egress at the end of the Mercury missions became┬áthe side hatch. Shepard squeezed out of the hatch after the spacecraft had been … Read More