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 Astronomy, Museums, Project Mercury, Mercury, Nasa Space Program, Nasa Spacex, Apollo Space Program, Space And Astronomy, Space Flight

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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I learned so much from reading and watching The Astronaut Wives Club! These ladies of the original Mercury 7 had a gift--a gift for recognizing what mattered on this earth and embracing it. So proud to learn from their example! Vintage, Astronauts, People, The Astronaut Wives Club, The Astronaut's Wife, Space Program, Abc Tv Series, Space Race, Apollo Space Program

As I write this, I am currently up-to-date with my On Demand corners-of-child-rearing viewing of Astronaut Wives Club (I know, I KNOW. Mom victory!) and 3/4 of the way through the true-story book that inspired the show. I first ingratiated myself in astro-culture when my sister said, “You have to watch this show. Seriously.” She […]

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Laura Whitt
Inside Friendship 7 Astronomy, Air And Space Museum, Project Mercury, Space Flight, Space Race, Nasa Missions, Space And Astronomy, Space Program, Apollo Missions

We recently took new photographs of the Mercury Friendship 7 spacecraft following its conservation. This is the same spacecraft that John Glenn piloted into Earth orbit, an American first. The images reveal details of the spacecraft that can be easy to overlook when taking the capsule in as a whole. Are you able to pinpoint the circles in the capsule's heat sheild where NASA extracted samples to test durability? Or what about the eye chart inside the capsule that John Glenn was asked to use…

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Luc Dompeling