First Human Spaceflight
Some photos of Project Mercury
This was the symbol of Project Mercury, With the number seven because of the seven astronauts.
The seven brave astronauts
Project Mercury Taking off
Why was Project Mercury Initiated?
~They called it Mercury because of a Roman god who was fast
~The Project was called Project astronaut but was changed by president Dwight Elsen Hower
~The cost was an estimated amount of 1.73 billion dollars
~The sixth ship orbited around the earth 22 times
~Following this program there were Gemini and Apollo missions
~First living creature in space was a chimpanzee