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AMH 4376 - U.S. Space History

Project Mercury

Mercury Crewed Flights (1961-1963)

  • Mercury Redstone 3 -- May 5, 1961 -- Spacecraft: Freedom 7 -- Astronaut: Alan B. Shepard, Jr.
  • Mercury Redstone 4 -- July 21, 1961 -- Spacecraft: Liberty Bell 7 -- Astronaut: Virgil I. Grissom
  • Mercury Atlas 6 -- February 20, 1962 -- Spacecraft: Friendship 7 -- Astronaut: John H. Glenn, Jr.
  • Mercury Atlas 7 -- May 24, 1962 -- Spacecraft: Aurora 7 -- Astronaut: M. Scott Carpenter
  • Mercury Atlas 8 -- October 3, 1962 -- Spacecraft: Sigma 7 -- Astronaut: Walter M. Schirra
  • Mercury Atlas 9 -- May 15-16, 1963 -- Spacecraft: Faith 7 -- Astronaut: L. Gordon Cooper, Jr.

Popular Magazines

Popular magazines for which the UCF Libraries lacks issues covering 1961-1963:

  • Newsweek

Newspapers

Some newspaper articles and editorials may be available in the Congressional Record, available full text in the ProQuest Congressional Database. For example, the scanned pages from the Congressional Index identify the subject "Outer Space" and list the Congressional Record page numbers for articles and editorials that members of Congress read into the record from their home state newspapers.