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Project Mercury Overview Pictures Gallery

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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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Group shot of the original Mercury astronauts taken at the Manned Spacecraft CenterGroup shot of the original Mercury astronauts taken at Manned Spacecraft CenterMercury astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., wearing a new cowboy hatMercury astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., wearing a new cowboy hatNASA Project Mercury Overview Pictures - Monument at Pad 14 honoring Project MercuryMonument at Pad 14 honoring Project MercuryNASA Project Mercury Overview Pictures - Original 7 astronauts in Mercury space suitsOriginal 7 astronauts in Mercury space suits
Photo of the Mercury astronauts standing beside a Convair 106-B aircraftPhoto of the Mercury astronauts standing beside a Convair 106-B aircraftSome of NASA's sixteen astronauts participate in tropic survival trainingSome of NASA's sixteen astronauts participate in tropic survival trainingThe original Mercury astronauts are pictured around a table admiring an Atlas modelThe original Mercury astronauts pictured around a table admiring an Atlas model

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