[simpits-chat] Mercury Bragging

Chris Woodul crewstation1 at charter.net
Tue Dec 9 22:40:42 PST 2003

Outstanding work. I have watched your progress over the past year and they
have really come along way. I particularly like the corrugation on the sides
of the capsules.
keep it up : )

Chris W
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From: "Gene Buckle" <geneb at deltasoft.com>
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Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2003 8:02 PM
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> Damn cool.   Good job!
> g.
> 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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