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Adam Meets Alan Shepard’s Mercury Suit!

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Adam Meets Alan Shepard’s Mercury Suit!

While filming in the National Air and Space Museum's Restoration Hanger, the Tested crew came across a familiar sight that we knew Adam would geek out over.
Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: Mercury Spacesuit Wrist Rings, Part 2

One Day Builds

Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: Mercury Spacesuit Wrist Rings, Part 2

Adam is back to finish his replica wrist connectors for his new Mercury spacesuit costume! After the arduous process of machining the glove rings in the first part, Adam gets to the fun of weathering the aluminum to look like real vintage NASA hardware. And for that, he brings out a new piece of equipment that he hasn't used for a build before--a rock tumbler for real wear and tear!
Life-Size Mercury Space Capsule Cockpit Poster!

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Life-Size Mercury Space Capsule Cockpit Poster!

Adam is so stoked to unveil a fabulous new piece of space history artwork: Lunar Replicas' 1:1 scale recreation of the cockpit command console from the Friendship 7 space capsule! Just as Adam has a full-size replica of the Project Mercury capsule cockpit in his shop, this gives fellow space history obsessives a chance to have a photo-realistic representation of the original cockpit in their homes. Adam shows off close-up details of this intricately designed banner--now to find a place to hang it up in the cave!
Adam Savage’s Mercury Space Capsule Cockpit Replica!

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Adam Savage’s Mercury Space Capsule Cockpit Replica!

Adam shows off an incredible replica of the Mercury Friendship 7 space capsule cockpit that was a project for his workshop assistants. The intricate details of this replica are true to the original, from buttons to switches to even the printed notes affixed to the console. Let's pore over all the details!
Bits to Atoms: 3D Printing a Mercury Capsule Miniature

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Bits to Atoms: 3D Printing a Mercury Capsule Miniature

For a short film production, I was tasked to design and 3D print a Mercury capsule and escape tower.