NASA: Project Mercury

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NASA: Project Mercury

When the space race started with the launch of russian Sputnik 1, NASA was created. Mercury was NASA's first program. The goal of project Mercury was manned spaceflight.

Friendship 7 was carried into space by a Atlas LV-3B rocket. It's mission lasted 4 hours, 55 minutes, and 23 seconds. Friendship 7 orbited the Earth 3 times. It was also the first NASA spacecraft to orbit Earth.

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Project Mercury

John Glenn in the Friendship 7 spacecraft.

Friendship 7 spacecraft


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