Little Joe was an unmanned solid-fueled booster rocket used for eight launches from 1959–1960 to test the launch escape system and heat shield for the Project Mercury capsules. This wonderful image of the a model of “Little Joe” was posted on Flickr by James Vaughan and graciously shared in the Retroist Image Pool.
Up up and away!
Latest posts by The Retroist (see all)
- Art Direction in the Nuttin Polly-O String Cheese Commercial - May 19, 2017
- Retroist Breakout Podcast - May 19, 2017
- When I met Chris Cornell - May 18, 2017