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NASA Mercury Program

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The Original Mercury The guys with the "right stuff" Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra Gordon Cooper Deke Slayton

Florida's Space Coast by Wade Arnold, Foreword by Astronaut Andy Allen

On this Day in History, April 9, 1959: NASA introduced America’s first astronauts who became known as the Original Seven (pictured) and were chosen for the country’s first space program "Project Mercury"

Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper NASA selected Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper in 1959 as one of the 7 astronauts for their Mercury Project. In 1 days, the Faith 7 spacecraft orbited the Earth 22 times.

Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper

Full Description: Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper, Jr., one of the original seven astronauts for Mercury Project selected by NASA on April 27, 1959. The MA-9 mission, boosted by the Mercury-Atlas launch vehicle, was the last flight of the Mercury Project. The Faith 7 spacecraft orbited the Earth 22 times in 1-1/2 days. Image Number: SPD-MARSH-8772556 Date: May 1963

A celebration of the history of the manned space program, space exploration, and science. ***Disclaimer***This page is not associated with NASA. I'm just a fan of the space program.

Mercury Launch

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Astronaut Alan Shepard peers inside the Mercury "'Freedom spacecraft which he flew on May The spacecraft was presented to the Smithsonian on October and placed on display in the Aircraft Building in the South Yard by the Smithsonian Castle.

"Freedom 7"' Displayed in Air and Space Building

John Glenn, in his pressure suit, is escorted by NASA flight surgeon Dr. William Douglas and equipment specialist Joe Schmitt, as he leaves crew quarters prior to blasting off on the Mercury-Atlas 6 mission, (NASA) Nasa Photos, Nasa Images, Sistema Solar, Science Fiction, Project Mercury, Nasa Astronauts, Space Astronauts, Launch Pad, Space Race

John Glenn, Mercury -- Heads to the Launch Pad

Description: Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., NASA flight surgeon William Douglas and equipment specialist Joseph W. Schmidt leave crew quarters prior to the Mercury-Atlas 6 mission. Glenn is in his pressure suit and is carrying the portable ventilation unit. Image #: Date: February 20, 1962

Astronaut Neil Armstrong served in the US Navy as a Naval Aviator during the Korean War from 1949 to 1952 and he remained in the Navy Reserve until he resigned his commission in Neil Armstrong, Military Veterans, Military Service, Famous Veterans, Real Hero, United States Navy, Korean War, Famous Faces, Famous Men

Astronaut Neil Armstrong served in the US Navy as a Naval Aviator during the Korean War from 1949 to 1952 and he remained in the Navy Reserve until he resigned his commission in 1960.

Walter M. Schirra, one of the original seven astronauts for Mercury Project selected by NASA on April Schirra's Mercury-Atlas 8 mission, during which he piloted his Sigma 7 spacecraft, was the third manned orbital flight by the United States.

Astronaut Walter M. Schirra

Full Description: Astronaut Walter M. "Wally" Schirra, one of the original seven astronauts for Mercury Project selected by NASA on April 27, 1959. The MA-8 (Mercury-Atlas) mission with Sigma 7 spacecraft was the third marned orbital flight by the United States, and made the six orbits in 9-1/4 hours. Born March 12, 1923 in Hackensack, NJ, Schirra passed away on May 3, 2007. Image Number: SPD-MARSH-8892072 Date: 1959

Astronauts on the Project Mercury mission — the first human spaceflight mission ever. We were working on beating the Russians then. Take A Look Inside NASA In The

Take A Look Inside NASA In The '50s

Here's what the beginning of the Space Age looked like.

Space History Photo: Astronaut Alan Shepard, in his silver pressure suit with the helmet visor closed, prepares for his upcoming Mercury-Redstone 3 launch. On May Alan B. became the first American to fly into space.

Space History Photo: Alan Shepard in Space Suit before Mercury Launch

Astronaut Alan Shepard, in his silver pressure suit, preparing for his upcoming Mercury-Redstone 3 launch, the first American manned flight into space.

& The Moon& (Time-Life Seven Astronauts of the Mercury Program try on their distinctive silver space suits. Neil Armstrong, Mercury Seven, Astronaut Suit, Project Mercury, Moon Time, Space Fashion, Fashion Fashion, Vintage Space, Space Race

To The Moon (Time-Life Records) - Sci-Fi-O-Rama

Something of a special feature here, original photography scanned from the breathtakingly beautiful ‘To The Moon’ (Time-Life 1969) an audio and visual chronology that documents NASA’s Mercury, Gemini and (of course) Apollo projects. ‘To The Moon’ includes 6 doubled sided 12″ Vinyl’s full of famous radio transmissions and interviews, plus an accompanying 190-page slip casebook, […]

Former Ohio U. Senator and astronaut John Glenn—the first American to orbit the Earth and the third in space—died on Thursday at the above gallery shows, the American hero was a fixture in LIFE Magazine throughout the Space Race era, as the U. Life Magazine, History Magazine, Design Set, Project Mercury, Life Cover, Space Race, Space Program, Space Exploration, Before Us

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Classic Pictures From LIFE Magazine’s Archives

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A Project Mercury astronaut looks over his spacesuit. Take A Look Inside NASA In The

Take A Look Inside NASA In The '50s

Here's what the beginning of the Space Age looked like.

Former astronaut Scott Carpenter, the second American in orbit, died Oct. As one of the original Mercury astronauts, Carpenter was in the first vanguard of our space program. Apollo Space Program, Nasa Space Program, Astronauts In Space, Nasa Astronauts, Sistema Solar, Mercury Seven, Gus Grissom, Project Mercury, Nasa History

|| Scott Carpenter, May 1st, 1925 - October 10th, 2013. Project Mercury astronaut (second American in space) and ocean explorer with SEALAB. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Carpenter

Less than a year after its birth, NASA announced its first astronaut class, the Mercury Seven, on April This drawing of the Mercury capsule was used by the Space Task Group at the first NASA inspection, on Oct.

Project Mercury, 1959-1963

Less than a year after its birth, the National Aeronautics and Space Agency announced its first astronaut class, the Mercury Seven, on April 9, 1959. Project Mercury proved that humans could live and work in space, paving the way for future human exploration. This cutaway drawing of the Mercury capsule was used by the Space Task Group at the first NASA inspection. Image Number: Date: October 24, 1959.