Mercury 7, A Memory

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A few years ago I asked my Dad to write down what he remembered about his time with the Mercury program. I recently stumbled across this file.
He is not an author and this has not been edited.
It is the written work of Dominic Boetto and any duplication or use of this document should have his written approval.
The included stories are true to his best recollection. He is a humble guy and did not write this for any other reason than I asked him to do it for me.
I would like to share this with our members. He gave me and helped me build my first rocket over 55 years ago, I think it was an Estes Falcon.
If anyone has any questions or comments on this article I am sure he would be please to entertain them. If so contact me by PM
He worked side by side with many now notable historic figures.
I will also dig through my files and try to share some original photos and documents from this era.
I love you Dad
 

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I would like to point out that as you read this article that you pay particular attention to page 5. It is a description of the events that occurred during the launch of capsule #2. He was on site that day. There is a somewhat comedic use of this original film in, I believe, "The Right Stuff".
Although my father describes this event in a rather casual way, picture yourself nearby the fully fueled booster that is unlatched and balanced with all of it's laundry hanging loose ready to gain purchase on any mild breeze with the possibility that the auto sequence might fire the Retro Rockets on the bottom of the capsule.
 

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Thanks for posting this! I love personal histories by folks that worked in the program.
 
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