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Mercury: 1958-1963

Mercury 7 AstronautsProject Mercury put the first Americans into space. Initiated in 1958, with six manned flights from 1961 to 1963, Project Mercury's objectives were specific: to orbit a manned spacecraft around Earth; to investigate man's ability to function in space; and to recover both man and spacecraft safely.

This New Ocean: A History of Project Mercury
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/SP-4201/toc.htm

Mercury Project Summary
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/SP-45/cover.htm

Project Mercury: A Chronology
http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4001/cover.htm

Space Medicine In Project Mercury
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/SP-4003/cover.htm

NASA U.S. Spacesuit Knowledge Capture Program
http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/history/spacesuits/index.htm

Project Mercury Drawings and Technical Diagrams
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/diagrams/mercury.html

JSC Mercury Images
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/gallery/images/mercury/index.html

Mercury Unmanned Missions
http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/history/mercury/mercury.htm

Video: Mercury Astronauts; Alan Shepard; Mercury Launch
(with partial audio)
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/history/shuttle-mir/multimedia/
video/v-002.mpg

MR-3 Freedom 7
May 5, 1961
http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/history/mercury/mr-3/mr-3.html

MR-4 Liberty Bell 7
July 21, 1961
http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/history/mercury/mr-4/mr-4.html

Results of the Second U.S. Manned Suborbital Space Flight
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/MR-4/cover.htm

MA-6 Friendship 7
February 20, 1962
http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/history/mercury/ma-6/ma-6.html

Friendship 7 Video
http://spaceflight.nasa.gov/history/shuttle-mir/multimedia/
video/v-005.mpg

40th Anniversary of Friendship 7 (Mercury Atlas 6)
http://history.nasa.gov/friendship7/index.html

MA-7 Aurora 7
May 24, 1962
http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/history/mercury/ma-7/ma-7.html

Results of the Second U.S. Manned Orbital Space Flight
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/SP-6/cover.htm

MA-8 Sigma 7
October 3, 1962
http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/history/mercury/ma-8/ma-8.html

MA-9 Faith 7
May 15, 1963
http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/history/mercury/ma-9/ma-9.html

Results of the Fourth Manned Orbital Space Flight
http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/SP-45/cover.htm

KSC Mercury Archives
http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/kscpao/history/mercury/mercury.htm

The 40th Anniversary of the Mercury Seven Selection
http://history.nasa.gov/40thmerc7/intro.htm

Life Sciences Data Archive Searchable Database
http://lsda.jsc.nasa.gov

Communications Transcripts: Mercury Through Apollo
http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/history/mission_trans/mission_transcripts.htm

   
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