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Mechanical Astronaut, Mercury
Mercury Atlas 5
Mercury Atlas 5
Credit: NASA
American phantom cosmonaut. The MAS was an electronic mannequin that could 'inhale' and 'exhale' man-like quantities of gas, heat, and water vapor. It flew twice - on the MA 3 launch abort 1961-04-25 and one orbit on MA-4 on 1961-09-13.

The project 'Mechanical Astronaut Simulator' flew twice (The Mercury-MA 3 launch abort on 25 April 1961 and one orbit of the earth aboard Mercury MA-4 on 13 September 1961). The simulator was an electronic mannequin that could 'inhale' and 'exhale' man-like quantities of gas, heat, and water vapor.



Family: Phantom Cosmonaut. Country: USA.

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