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Programme Mercury — Wikipédia

John Glenn in the Friendship 7 capsule, part of the Mercury programme. #JohnGlenn

The Original Seven - America’s first astronauts, April 9, 1959

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20 Cutaway Drawings That Will Slice Open Your Mind

Projecy Mercury Explained As usual, NASA says it best: "Project Mercury proved that humans could live and work in space, paving the way for all future human exploration. This cutaway drawing of the Mercury capsule was used by the Space Task Group at the first NASA inspection, on Oct. 24, 1959."

Mercury/Atlas rocket, Big Joe spacecraft, Pad-LC-14, September 9, 1959 by MrDanBeaumont, via Flickr

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Take A Look Inside NASA In The '50s

1959: Astronauts on the Project Mercury mission — the first human spaceflight mission ever. We were working on beating the Russians then.

Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr. was an American naval aviator, test pilot, flag officer, NASA astronaut, and businessman, who in 1961 became the second person, and the first American, to travel into space