[simpits-chat] Mercury Bragging

Gene Buckle geneb at deltasoft.com
Tue Dec 9 18:02:27 PST 2003

Damn cool.   Good job!


On Tue, 9 Dec 2003, Brian Sikkema wrote:

> Well, I finally spilled the beans to Rob Conley that I've been working on a new Mercury model, and I've finally got it pretty much finished and into Orbiter's .msh format. So now it looks like it will be a part of the next Mercury release! :)
> I give you, in all their glory, the Mercury 7!
> http://www.me.mtu.edu/~bjsikkem/Mercury/Preview/Magnificent7.jpg
> And in case you're wondering about Freedom 7 II, it was a planned 3 day orbital mission with Alan Shepard at the controls that got scrapped.
> Anyway, not only are the capsules new, but so is the escape tower, retro pack, straps, antenna fairing, etc etc etc. All new. Perhaps a new Redstone model if I get ambitious. Probably a new Atlas adapter. Lots of fun stuff.
> And there is also work being done on a new control panel (not by me) as well as some other fun goodies, so the next version of Mercury is really gonna knock some socks off! :)
> There, done bragging now. ;)
> Brian

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