Mercury Missions

Science Project

The Mission

Mercury was the first project to send humans to space in the U.S.It launched six rockets with each rocket carrying one astronot in a small capsale.Mercury proved to humans that we can survive in weightless codition.Is also proved that astronats hucan complex and also flight machinery in a vacuum above in the earths atmoshphere.NASA scientist gained experiene in recoverying the astronots space craft aferter they landed.the first and two mecury misions did not orbit the earth until morine corps piolet Jon H. Glenn flew aboard on an atlas rocket on Feb. 20, 1962.that making him the first american to orbit the earth. In his capsule he orbited the earth three times before splash.




Three more more missions went after Glenn's flight.Astronaut M.Scott Carpenter,Walter M. Schirra Jr., and Gordon Cooper all flew the same number of or more orbits around the earth than the previous flight.NASA grounded mercury astronaut,Donald K. Slayton because of a minor heart attack ailment.
GORDON COOPER MERCURY LAUNCH AND MISSION, May 15 & 16 1963

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