Flown right hand couch/control arm, flown on board Scott Carpenter’s Aurora 7 flight on May 24, 1926. Metal arm and bracket measure approximately 13 x 8 x 5.5, with an articulating lever with a partial handle. Bracket is screwed into a 17 x 11 Lucite display base, with an informational plaque which states “The original right hand/couch control arm used by astronaut Scott Carpenter to control the flight of Aurora 7. The arm was removed from the spacecraft after it was received aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid.” In fine condition. An early and very important flown artifact. RRAuction COA.
Bidding for the Space & Aviation IV Auction opens Nov 15th & ends Nov 29th, 2012