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2 edition of Project Mercury found in the catalog.

Project Mercury

Schultz, Donald O.

Project Mercury

one step into space.

by Schultz, Donald O.

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Published in Appleton, Wis .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Project Mercury (U.S.) -- History.

  • Classifications
    LC ClassificationsTL789.8.U6 M276
    The Physical Object
    Pagination48 p.
    Number of Pages48
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5530936M
    LC Control Number67006254
    OCLC/WorldCa4722318

    Project Mercury was America’s first human spaceflight program. The project was named after the Roman god of travelers — Mercury. The program began in and ended in Project Mercury was an important part of the “Space Race.” The Space Race was a space exploration competition between the United States and the former Soviet Union. Project Mercury (Book): Hamilton, John: 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's orbit, Project Mercury spawned such household names as John Glen, Alan Shepard.

    Mercury Project Mercury: A Chronology (NASA SP, ) This New Ocean: A History of Project Mercury (NASA SP, , reprinted ) Results of the Second Manned Suborbital Space Flight, J Results of the First United States Manned . - Scott Carpenter on the Way to Mercury-Atlas 7 Launch Site.

    In fall , as the Mercury project prepared for Glenn’s launch on the Atlas intercontinental ballistic missile, Glenn asked one of the supervisors to have “the girl,” meaning Johnson, to check the reentry calculations of the new computer on the old desktop calculators—he just was not comfortable with having his fate dependent on a. Initiated in , completed in , Project Mercury became the United States's first man-in-space program. Creating the Mercury Missions After setting goals for the project, the newly formed NASA adopted guidelines for the technology that would be used .


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Project Mercury by Schultz, Donald O. Download PDF EPUB FB2

But black-and-white photos inside the book are prints, some of which are poor. For sharp, inexpensive color photos to supplement Project Mercury book book, I used PROJECT MERCURY, a pocket guide published by Apogee. Also, Catchpole's index has only page numbers, no subtopics, and it was incomplete, as was the list of by: 3.

Overall “Project Mercury” was an interesting read and I enjoyed learning of the numerous details behind America’s early endeavors to ultimately put a man on the moon. I’ve got “Project Gemini” on my book shelf already and am looking forward to Mr. Reichl’s next installment in his America in Space Series/5(18).

Eugen Reichl's book Project Mercury is a thorough, very detailed look at the early stages of America's space race. The amount of information here is absolutely incredible/5. Project Mercury will offer a developmental resume of the first American manned spaceflight programme and its associated infrastructure, including accounts of space launch vehicles.

The book highlights the differences in Redstone/Atlas technology, drawing similar comparisons between ballistic capsules and alternative types of : Springer-Verlag London. Although Dr.

Baker wrote extensively about the hardware and engineering of Project Mercury in his tome "The History of Manned Spaceflight," this is the most detailed book I've ever seen on the spacecraft, official NASA publications excepted.

At pages, this is one of those rare Haynes books that has breathing room/5(10). This book is an amazingly detailed account of NASA’s Project Mercury Program from initial conception through project completion. When the Congress created the National Aeronautics and Space Administration init charged NASA with the responsibility "to contribute materially to the expansion of human knowledge of phenomena in the atmosphere and space" and "provide for the /5(24).

Project Mercury was America's entry into the manned spaceflight program. When the program began inthe 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.

brings you the latest images, videos and news from America's space agency. Get the latest updates on NASA missions, watch NASA TV live, and learn about our quest to reveal the unknown and benefit all humankind. The objectives of the Mercury Project, as stated at the time of project go-ahead, were as follows: (1) Place a manned spacecraft in orbital flight around the earth.

(2) Investigate man's performance capabilities and his ability to function in the environment of space. (3) Recover the man and the spacecraft safely. This book is exactly as it says on the front, basically a reproduction of an actual Project Mercury manual. As such, this is more an engineering/flight crew document than for a casual reader who may find the content dry, complex and confusing in large part/5(11).

Project Mercury Initiated incompleted inProject Mercury was the United States' first man-in-space program. The objectives of the program, which made six manned flights from towere specific: To orbit a manned spacecraft around Earth. Publisher Description This official NASA history document - converted for accurate flowing-text e-book format reproduction - is a comprehensive account of the events of Project Mercury, America's first manned spacecraft.5/5(1).

Project Mercury Overview - Summary. This New Ocean: A History of Project Mercury By Loyd S. Swenson Jr. James M. Grimwood Charles C. Alexander Published as NASA Special Publication in the NASA History Series, Page numbers from the original publication are included within the text within square brackets.

The Right Stuff is a book by Tom Wolfe about the pilots engaged in U.S. postwar research with experimental rocket-powered, high-speed aircraft as well as documenting the stories of the first Project Mercury astronauts selected for the NASA space program.

The Right Stuff is based on extensive research by Wolfe, who interviewed test pilots, the astronauts and their wives, among : Tom Wolfe. The Mercury Seven were the group of seven astronauts selected to fly spacecraft for Project are also referred to as the Original Seven and Astronaut Group names were publicly announced by NASA on April 9, These seven original American astronauts were Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard, and Deke selected: 7.

Schiffer Publishing Project Mercury - Project Mercury was America’s entry into the manned spaceflight program. When the program began inthe 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.

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.

Make Offer - Rare Vintage s s NASA Project Mercury Embroidered Patch Astronauts NASA US Space Shuttle Discovery Orbiter " Wood Desk Model Space 1/ Scale $ America\'s response was Project Mercury, run by the newly formed NASA.

With its goal of putting astronauts into Earth\'s orbit, Project Mercury spawned such household names as John Glen, Alan Shepard, and the other \"Mercury 7\" astronauts.

COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.Project Mercury.

[Eugen Reichl] -- "Project Mercury was America's entry into the manned spaceflight program. When the program began inthe Soviet Union was far ahead of the United States in the race for supremacy in space.Mercury Manned Flights Summary.