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Project Mercury

Author: Eugen Reichl
Publisher: Atglen, PA : Schiffer Publishing Ltd, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Project Mercury was America's entry into the manned spaceflight program. When the program began in 1958, the Soviet Union was far ahead of the United States 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. They used it to send Alan Shepard on a first suborbital  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eugen Reichl
ISBN: 0764350692 9780764350696
OCLC Number: 927401916
Notes: Translated from the German of: Projekt Mercury.
Description: 144 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Other Titles: Projekt Mercury.
Responsibility: Eugen Reichl ; translated from the German by David Johnston.

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"Project Mercury was America's entry into the manned spaceflight program. When the program began in 1958, the Soviet Union was far ahead of the United States 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. They used it to send Alan Shepard on a first suborbital 'jump' into space in May 1961, and in February 1962 to make John Glenn the first American astronaut to orbit the earth. Nevertheless, the Americans were beaten by the Soviets in the race to put the first man into space. Project Mercury was, however, the foundation for NASA's later success in the race to the moon. All Project Mercury missions are discussed, including details on all craft and the astronauts involved."--Back cover.

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these are the most detailed accounts I know of these pioneering programmes, bringing back memories of long ago for those of us old enough, providing inspiration for those not. - Ray Ward, Popular Read more...

 
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