Project Mercury

By:Mili Patel

What is project Mercury?

Project Mercury is a mission that took man into orbit around Earth in a spaceship. It also launched the first americans into space.

What were the objectives of Project Mercury?

-To orbit a space craft with a man inside around Earth

-To figure out a mans ability to function in space

-To make sure the man and space craft come back safely

Other information

-It was the first man-in-space program

-Alan Shepard made the first trip for the project

-There were seven different astronauts assigned

-There were seven different capsules for the whole project

-Each man got to name his own spacecraft

-There were many test flights before manned launching

Bibliography

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  • "NASA on Instagram:." Instagram. N.p., n.d. Web. 27 Apr. 2015

  • NASA. NASA, n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.

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