Project Mercury

Project Mercury

Project Mercury was, however, the foundation for NASA's later success in the race to the moon. All Project Mercury missions are discussed, including details on all craft and the astronauts involved.

Author: Eugen Reichl

Publisher:

ISBN: 0764350692

Category: Science

Page: 144

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Project Mercury was America's entry into the manned spaceflight program. When the program began in 1958, the Soviet Union was far ahead of the US in the race for supremacy in space. With immense effort, and in record time, NASA, the newly created spaceflight organization, developed a space transport system with orbital capsule and booster rockets. They used it to send Alan Shepard on a first suborbital "jump" into space in May 1961, and in February 1962 to make John Glenn the first American astronaut to orbit the earth. Nevertheless, the Americans were beaten by the Soviets in the race to put the first man into space. Project Mercury was, however, the foundation for NASA's later success in the race to the moon. All Project Mercury missions are discussed, including details on all craft and the astronauts involved. Superb color, archival images, cutaways and plans are also included.
Categories: Science

Project Mercury

Project Mercury

Catchpole tells the fascinating story behind the development of the first American manned space program and its associated infrastructure.

Author: John Catchpole

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1852334061

Category: Science

Page: 485

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Catchpole tells the fascinating story behind the development of the first American manned space program and its associated infrastructure. He provides accounts of the space launch vehicles, astronauts and their training, tracking systems and individual flights.
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Project Mercury

Project Mercury

Describes early space exploration and the six missions of Project Mercury that constituted America's first step toward the moon.

Author: Diane M. Sipiera

Publisher: Children's Press

ISBN: 0516262750

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 47

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Describes early space exploration and the six missions of Project Mercury that constituted America's first step toward the moon.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Project Mercury

Project Mercury

PART X SUPPORT FROM MILITARY SERVICES Following the decision of the President to assign the development of Project Mercury to the NASA the services were ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Astronautics

Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:AA0005432422

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Page: 78

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Project Mercury

Project Mercury

Data supplied by Ken Vogel , Mercury Project Office , MSC . 22 Manned Spacecraft Center personnel briefed the Chief of Naval Operations on the Mercury ...

Author: James M. Grimwood

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105024710738

Category: Government publications

Page: 238

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Categories: Government publications

Project Mercury

Project Mercury

NASA ORGANIZATION FOR PROJECT MERCURY The prime responsibility for Project Mercury is exercised by the Administrator of NASA , with the advice and ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015077869017

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Page: 97

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Project Mercury

Project Mercury

Title: Project Mercury / by John Hamilton. Description: Minneapolis, Minnesota: Abdo Publishing, 2019 |Series: The space race | Includes online resources ...

Author: John Hamilton

Publisher: ABDO & Daughters

ISBN: 9781532171581

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Page: 48

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This title will explore the beginnings of the Space Race, including the development and launch by the Soviet Union of Sputnik, the world's first satellite. America's response was Project Mercury, run by the newly formed NASA. With its goal of putting astronauts into Earth orbit, Project Mercury spawned such household names as John Glen, Alan Shepard, and the other "Mercury 7" astronauts. Will also examine animals in space, and the parallel space exploration programs of the Soviet Union, including the efforts of rocket designer Sergei Korolev. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Abdo & Daughters is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.
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Exploring Space Project Mercury

Exploring Space  Project Mercury

BUT THIS IS ONLY THE BEGINNING Project Mercury will test man's ability to carry out useful activities in a weightless space environment .

Author: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105113753862

Category: Manned space flight

Page: 13

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Categories: Manned space flight

Briefing on NASA Reorganization Project Mercury Summary

Briefing on NASA Reorganization  Project Mercury Summary

Now we are engaged in programs far more difficult and far more complex than Project Mercury . It is important , therefore , to ask the question whether we ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Astronautics

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ISBN: MINN:31951P01052851I

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Page: 36

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Space Medicine in Project Mercury

Space Medicine in Project Mercury

On the other hand , the operations staff of Project Mercury could point with equally compelling logic to resources ready for use , including a launch ...

Author: Mae Mills Link

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015007347951

Category: Astronauts

Page: 198

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Categories: Astronauts

Dynamic Stability and Dispersion of a Project Mercury Test Capsule Upon Entering the Atmosphere with Effects of Roll Rate Center of gravity Displacement and Threshold of a Rate reaction Control System

Dynamic Stability and Dispersion of a Project Mercury Test Capsule Upon Entering the Atmosphere  with Effects of Roll Rate  Center of gravity Displacement  and Threshold of a Rate reaction Control System

DYNAMIC STABILITY AND DISPERSION OF A PROJECT MERCURY TEST CAPSULE UPON ENTERING THE ATMOSPHERE , WITH EFFECTS OF ROLL RATE , CENTER - OF - GRAVITY ...

Author: Byron M. Jaquet

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112106566372

Category: Space vehicles

Page: 78

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Categories: Space vehicles

Technical History of the Environmental Control System for Project Mercury

Technical History of the Environmental Control System for Project Mercury

TECHNICAL HISTORY OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL SYSTEM FOR PROJECT MERCURY By Frank H. Samonski , Jr. Manned Spacecraft Center SUMMARY The primary goal of ...

Author: Frank H. Samonski

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112106635920

Category: Life support systems (Space environment)

Page: 110

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Categories: Life support systems (Space environment)

Physiological Sensors for Use in Project Mercury

Physiological Sensors for Use in Project Mercury

It was decided not to use this particular sensor in Project Mercury . It is concluded that there is a need for a survey and an experimental control study to ...

Author: Charles D. Wheelwright

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ISBN: UIUC:30112106591503

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Page: 37

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Results of the Project Mercury Ballistic and Orbital Chimpanzee Flights

Results of the Project Mercury Ballistic and Orbital Chimpanzee Flights

FOREWORD This publication presents a full account of the flights of the Project Mercury chimpanzees , from program planning through launch and recovery ...

Author: Manned Spacecraft Center (U.S.)

Publisher:

ISBN: NASA:31769000652498

Category: Chimpanzees

Page: 71

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Categories: Chimpanzees

Project Mercury

Project Mercury

Basic technical details are coupled with a complete pictorial history of Project Mercury in this compact and concise guide.

Author: Steve Whitfield

Publisher: Collectors Guide Pub

ISBN: UVA:X030261402

Category: Science

Page: 48

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Basic technical details are coupled with a complete pictorial history of Project Mercury in this compact and concise guide. Fascinating facts extracted from official NASA documents and color images of the people, machines, and methods involved in Project Mercury provide a comprehensive picture of the hundreds who helped make the program successful. Both seasoned space buffs and young adults nurturing their interest in the space program will find this an informative resource for the Project Mercury mission.
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Spaceshots and Snapshots of Projects Mercury and Gemini

Spaceshots and Snapshots of Projects Mercury and Gemini

Houston: Johnson Space Center Oral History Project, April 12, 2000. Blair, Don. Splashdown! ... Grimwood, James M. Project Mercury: A Chronology.

Author: John Bisney

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

ISBN: 9780826352637

Category: Photography

Page: 224

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The race to space between the United States and the Soviet Union captured the popular imagination. On April 12, 1961, the USSR launched cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin on a one-orbit flight, making him the first human in space. Three weeks later, American astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. flew 116 miles above Earth before splashing down in the Bahamas. Over the next twenty years astronauts emerged as national heroes. This book tells the story of the people and events of Projects Mercury and Gemini with hundreds of unpublished and rare photographs—both color and black-and-white. Unlike other publications, which illustrate the space race with well-known and easily accessible images, this history draws from the authors’ private library of over one hundred thousand (and growing) high-quality photos of the early US manned space program. Collected over a lifetime from public and private sources—including NASA archives, fellow collectors, retired NASA and news photographers, and auction houses—the images document American space missions of the Cold War era more comprehensively than ever before. Devoting a chapter to each flight, the authors also include detailed descriptions, providing new insight into one of America’s greatest triumphs.
Categories: Photography