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Mercury Redstone Model Rocket Kit (Estes)


Price: $29.99 each


The Liberty Bell 7 Mercury Redstone (designated Mercury-Redstone 4) was the second of the manned Mercury project flights. Gus Grissom was the astronaut aboard this sub-orbital flight on July 21, 1961 which lasted just under 16 minutes. For more info on the launch, check out this page from Kennedy Space Center.

Long a favorite Estes kit, this recent re-release features molded plastic parts, laser-cut wood fins and waterslide decals. Supplies are limited.


Length: 28.6"/72.6 cm  
Diameter: 2.05"/53 mm
Weight: 3.7 oz/105 gm
Parachute Recovery
Scale: approx. 1/34
Skill Level 3
Recommended Engines: C6-3

What else you'll need to fly this model:

Electronic launch system; launch pad with 1/8" launch rod; recovery wadding; engines (see list of recommended engines above).