Wisconsin Newspaper Pairs the Mercury Astronaut Program with Macwhyte Products

According to an article posted in the Kenosha News, Macwhyte, a Wireco WorldGroup brand, enjoys a long history of ‘claims to fame.’  

Mercury project astronauts depended on stainless steel Macwhyte cable to lock down those helmets.

NASA also used Macwhyte wire cable to attach the drogue parachute assembly to the spacecraft. The drogue parachute assembly stabilized the spacecraft’s descent prior to deployment of the main parachute.

The claims to fame for the longtime Kenosha industry don’t stop there.

Charles Lindbergh made his historic transatlantic flight in May 1927 in his plane the “Spirit of St. Louis,” which hangs today in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

He couldn’t have done it without the Macwhyte-made tie rods and control cables on board.

You’ll find Macwhyte wire rope in the St. Louis Arch, the Washington Monument in our nation’s capital and in the state Capitol building in Madison.

And tightrope walkers stretched Macwhyte wire rope to perform at the Palace Theatre in New York City and all across the world.

Read the entire article here.  

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