|Earth Pre-Federation Database - Mercury-Redstone Launch Vehicle|
|Thrust||75,000 lb - 83,000 lbs|
|The Mercury-Redstone was a 20th century expendable rocket used by NASA in the Mercury Program for launching astronauts into space.
A schematic of this rocket was seen in the opening credits superimposed over background images, including an image of the Spirit of St. Louis.
Text from the Memory Alpha, the free Star Trek reference