Implementation was initiated to establish Project Mercury, on October 7, 1958. The life of the project was about 4 2/3 years, from the time of its official go-ahead to the completion of the 34-hour orbital mission of Astronaut Cooper. These Project Mercury pictures give a basic view of the early days of the first NASA space program, Project Mercury.
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