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On July 2, 1937, Amelia Earhart flew away from a town called Lae in the South Pacific. Earhart was attempting to circumnavigate the globe. After taking off from Lae, she disappeared. The Superhero Historians will investigate her life, her final flight, and the possible outcomes to that flight.
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Friday, October 12, 2007

Inside the Capsule

Barley Hugg, Location Historian

Hey everyone! I recently saw the picture below and wanted to share it with everyone. This is a picture of the inside of “Friendship 7.” That’s not John Glenn in there… well, I hope not. No, seriously, that’s just a dummy, but it gives you a good look at how cramped the capsule must have been. It would be tough to eat anything in there. That would be one problem I’d have with becoming an astronaut. “How would you like to be aboard the next shuttle launch, Barley.” “Well, that would be great, but can I bring a BBQ with some fresh salmon?” That probably wouldn’t work too well.

The measurements of Friendship 7:

Height: 9 ft.
Maximum Diameter: 6 ft 3 in.
Weight: 2,900 lbs.


By: Barley Hugg, Location Historian
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