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NASA selected Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper in 1959 as one of the 7 astronauts for their Mercury Project. In 1 1/2 days, the Faith 7 spacecraft orbited the Earth 22 times. (photo: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Collection)

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The History of Space as We Know It, In 22 Infographics and Visualizations

Project Mercury

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Apollo module cross section

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Mercury Spacecraft, designed and built by McDonnell, St. Louis for NASA. Signed by the six astronauts who flew in the Mercury program: Alan B Shepard, Gus Grissom, J H Glenn, Jr., Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra and Gordon Cooper.

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Astronauts' Wives, 1959

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John Glenn's Mercury mission was the first American space flight around the world. #Infographic

John Glenn's Mercury mission was the first American space flight around the world. #Infographic

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Mercury Atlas 7 Crew 1962 just some great pictures at htis link could look at them for hours

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Amigurumi Freddy Mercury - FREE Crochet Pattern / Tutorial

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Mercury range cookers in a pale grey and white kitchen in a London Townhouse basement room. Edmondson Interiors. www.edmondsoninteriors.co.uk.

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Astronaut Scott Carpenter, one of the original seven astronauts for the Mercury project, is shown in this 1959 photo. The MA-7 mission was t...

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