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Project mercury

Delve into the fascinating world of Project Mercury, NASA's groundbreaking initiative that launched mankind into space. Discover the incredible stories of the brave astronauts who paved the way for space exploration and learn about the innovative technology that made it all possible.
NASA INFO: Mission: Mercury-Redstone 2 Launch Pad: LC-5 Vehicle: Redstone (3) Crew: Ham the Chimp January 31, 1961 - Launch Complex 5/6 Kennedy Space Center, Florida Apollo Space Program, Nasa Space Program, Constellations, Nasa Spacex, Cosmos, Project Mercury, Nasa Photos, New Aircraft, Space Museum

NASA INFO: Mission: Mercury-Redstone 2 Launch Pad: LC-5 Vehicle: Redstone (3) Crew: Ham the Chimp Milestones: Not applicable Payload: Spacecraft number 5, Launch Vehicle MR-2 Mission Objective: Primate suborbital and auto abort. Orbit: Altitude: 127 statute miles Orbits: 0 Duration: 0 Days, 0 hours, 16 minutes, 39 seconds Distance: 422 statute miles Velocity: 5,857 miles per hour Max Q: 575 psf Max G: 14.7 Launch: January 31, 1961 - Launch Complex 5/6 Kennedy Space Center, Florida Landing…

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Photo shows Air Force Capt. Donald Kent Slayton, on May 12, 1959. This is one of seven candidates for outer space flight. (AP Photo/JMH)ASSOCIATED PRESS Must-see photos of the original Mercury Seven astronauts - pennlive.com Air Force Dress Uniform, Mercury Seven, Deke Slayton, Gordon Cooper, Nasa Langley, Gus Grissom, Project Mercury, Nasa Astronauts, The First Americans

On April 9, 1959, NASA named its first seven astronauts. The Mercury Seven or the “Original Seven” as they were called, were: Navy aviators M. Scott Carpenter, Walter M. Schirra Jr. and Alan B. Shepard Jr.; three Air Force pilots, L. Gordon Cooper Jr., Virgil I. Grissom and Donald K. “Deke” Slayton; and Marine Corps pilot John H. Glenn Jr.

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20 February 1962: At 9:47:39 a.m., Eastern Standard Time, NASA’s Mercury-Atlas 6 lifted off from Launch Complex 14, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Cape Canaveral, Florida. This was the third launch of a manned Mercury spacecraft, and the first time that an Atlas rocket had been used. Aboard the spacecraft was Lieutenant Colonel John Herschel Glenn, Jr., United … Continue reading 20 February 1962, 14:47:39 UTC →

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