Dr Zooch Mercury Redstone Freedom 7
T-50 tube,5/5/61 Alan Shepard's Freedom 7 markings. Skill Level 2
On May 5th, 1961 Alan Shepard climbed aboard this Mercury capsule that he had named “FREEDOM 7.” On that morning he became America’s first astronaut as he made a 15 minute sub-orbital flight down the Atlantic test range. He was also the second human to fly in space having been proceeded by Soviet, Yuri Gagarin just three weeks earlier. Now, a half century later, Dr. Zooch Rockets celebrates the flight of Freedom 7 with this kit.
This kit is based on a T50 tube (0.98" diameter) and is thus smaller than our T60 (1.64" diameter) based Mercury Redstone, it also flies twice as high! The kit comes with everything you need to build the intricate escape tower… except the skill. So for those of you when are short on skill yet large on thumbs- it also comes with a paper escape tower that is much easier to make.
Model Rocket Kits are rated by Skill Level
If you are just starting in the hobby start at the beginner level and move up from there at your own pace.
What is needed to build and fly
All model rockets come in kit form that require assembly. The materials are primarily cardboard tubes, balsa or plastic fins and nose cone. Materials will vary by model and are typically specified in the description of each kit.
Additional supplies will be necessary to build and finish your model rocket kit and may include:
Scissors, Hobby Knife
Wood Glue, Model Cement or CA(Super Glue)
Finishing Supplies like:
Launching Equipment and Supplies like:
Model Rocket Motors and Igniters
A safe place to fly using guidelines from the National Association of Rocketry Safety Code that can be found at http://www.nar.org/NARmrsc.html