1959 model of the “Little Joe” Rocket

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.

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