Mercury Project Office - Organized and manned: Office of Project Manager: Deputy Project Manager - William M. Bland, Jr. Project Engineering Office - Edison M. Fields Project Engineering Field Office (Cape) - A. E. Morse, Jr. Engineering Operations Office - Joseph V. Piland (Acting) Engineering Data and Measurements Office - Robert E. McKann Initiated in 1958, completed in 1963, Project Mercury was the United States' first man-in-space program. Timeline. Mercury - 1959-63 On Oct. 4, 1957: the Soviet Union stunned the world with its launch of Sputnik 1, the first satellite. NASA's selection committee decides the candidate pool for astronaut selection will be from military test pilots. Appendix 1: Project Mercury History "Man-in-space program" dubbed "Project Mercury". Space Task Group's study entitled "Semi-Automatic Data Reduction" had been completed and submitted to NASA Headquarters for review on December 21, 1959. They are also referred to as the Original Seven and Astronaut Group 1. Total flight time for these missions was 53 hours, 55 minutes and 27 seconds. Part III (B) June 1962 through June 12, 1963. The objectives of the program, which made six manned flights from 1961 to 1963, were specific: - To orbit a manned spacecraft around Earth.

Project Mercury Was Actually Established October 7 1958 However The First Flight Didn't Happen Till 1961. Space Task Group Study, Semi-Automatic Data Reduction, Dec. 21, 1959, with indorsement. October 7, 1958. Mission Timeline. Flight Summary: 15 minutes, 28 seconds - Suborbital flight that successfully put the first American in space. NASA formally organized its first "man-in-space program".

Office of Scientific and Technical Information NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION There were six total flights with six astronauts flown. The Goal Of It Was To Orbit A Piloted Spacecraft Around The Earth And Have It Return Safely. Mercury are awarded the AMS08/09 Hyperscale Data Centre Project in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Mercury Project Office - Organized and manned: Office of Project Manager: Deputy Project Manager - William M. Bland, Jr. Project Engineering Office - Edison M. Fields Project Engineering Field Office (Cape) - A. E. Morse, Jr. Engineering Operations Office - Joseph V. Piland (Acting) Engineering Data and Measurements Office - Robert E. McKann Mercury, America's first human space flight program, introduced the nation to its first astronauts. January 11. - To recover both man and spacecraft safely. NASA SP-4001. The space race was on. The Project Mercury data reduction plan was approved. On October 7, 1958, T. Keith Glennan, the first administator of NASA, approved the Mercury Project . Part III: Operational Phase of Project Mercury. On December 29, 1958 North American Aviation got a contract to design and build Little Joe. The First U.S Program To Get To The Moon Was Project Mercury. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) created. Table of Contents. - To investigate man's ability to function in space. Part II (A) October 3, 1958 through December 1959. November 26, 1958. Investigate man's performance capabilities and his ability to function in the environment of space. Montego / Sable. The objectives of the Mercury Project, as stated at the time of project go-ahead, were as follows: Place a manned spacecraft in orbital flight around the earth. December 1958. Part III (A) May 5, 1961 through May 1962. A Chronology. Personal luxury. Appendices. On December 17, 1958 he announced Project Mercury publicly. Project Mercury Costed 1.73 Billion Dollars In Today's Current Prices. Their names were publicly announced by NASA on April 9, 1959. Part II: Research and Development Phase of Project Mercury. Recover the man and the spacecraft safely. Part II (B) January 1960 through May 5, 1961. 1961 Mercury Redstone 3 - 5 May 1961 - Earth Suborbital (Shepard) Mercury Redstone 4 - 21 July 1961 - Earth Suborbital (Grissom) 1962 Mercury Atlas 6 - 20 February 1962 - Earth Orbiter (Glenn) Mercury Atlas 7 - 24 May 1962 - Earth Orbiter (Carpenter) Mercury Atlas 8 - 3 October 1962 - Earth Orbiter (Schirra) 1963 Mercury Atlas 9 - 15 May 1963 - Earth Orbiter (Cooper)

Prepared by James M. Grimwood, Historical Branch, Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, Texas, as MSC Publication HR-1. The general objectives of the program included: long duration flights; testing the ability to maneuver a spacecraft and to achieve rendezvous and docking of two vehicles in Earth orbit; training of both flight and ground crews; conducting experiments in space; extravehicular operations (standup sessions and spacewalks); active control of reentry to achieve a precise landing; and onboard orbital navigation. 1962  → The Mercury Seven were the group of seven astronauts selected to fly spacecraft for Project Mercury. « previous — Mercury passenger vehicle timeline, 1980–2011.