Mercury redstone launch

We have liftoff

This is a life-sized model of the Mercury Redstone launch vehicle that first thrust US astronauts into space in the early 1960s. It was used for six Mercury flights which culminated in the launch of the first American in space.

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Carnarvon Space and Technology Museum

Carnarvon's role in the race to land humans on the moon

Carnarvon may not be the most likely place you’d expect to encounter world-changing space technology but it once played a key role in the global race to land man on the moon. The Carnarvon Space and...


Mahony Ave
Carnarvon WA 6701

Open Hours

Open 7 days; April to September 9am - 4pm; October to March 10am - 2pm

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