Durham, North Carolina: Mercury-Redstone Rocket ReplicaIn front of the Museum of Life and Science stands an 83-ft. tall replica of the rocket and capsule that carried the first American into space.
Museum of Life and Science
- 433 W. Murray Ave., Durham, NC
- Museum of Life and Science. North of I-85, take US Hwy 501 for about a mile, left on Murray Ave.
- Free to see rocket.
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Mercury-Redstone Rocket Replica
We found this replica of the Mercury-Redstone rocket in Durham, NC at the Museum of Life and Science. This is the same place you'll find the Old Brontosaurus/Dinosaur Trail. It is in front of the museum.[Thai, 01/11/2011]
The replica is 83 ft. tall -- the plaque notes "this type of rocket was a military missile modified to carry a person into space."