The Mercury Program
Brief overview of the accomplishments of the Mercury missions. Excellent Work. Good Research and Facts.
Project Mercury, the first manned U.S. space project, became an official NASA program
on October 7, 1958. The Mercury Program was given two main but broad objectives: 1. to
investigate man's ability to survive and perform in the space environment and 2. to develop basic
space technology and hardware for manned space flight programs to come.
NASA also had to find astronauts to fly the spacecraft. In 1959 NASA asked the U.S.
military for a list of their members who m…
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