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Liberty Bell 7 Recovery Evaluation and Nondestructive TestingAn inspection of the Mercury capsule, Liberty Bell 7, and its contents was made on September 1 and 2, 1999. The condition of the capsule and its contents was consistent with long-term exposure to salt water and high pressures at the bottom of the ocean. Many of the metallic materials suffered corrosion, whereas the polymer-based materials seem to have survived remarkably well. No identifiable items or structures were found that appeared to have any scientific value. At this time, no further nondestructive evaluation appears to be justified.
Document ID
20000025483
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Authors
Madaras, Eric I. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA United States)
Smith, William L. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
December 1, 1999
Subject Category
Spacecraft Design, Testing and Performance
Report/Patent Number
NASA/TM-1999-209824
L-17942
NAS 1.15:209824
Funding Number(s)
PROJECT: RTOP 953-20-00-01
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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