By: Eva Theel
This is the Project Mercury symbol.
This is a drawing of the Redstone rocket ship that was used for some of the missions.
Parts: Escape rocket, heat shield, antennae section, retrograde package, and pressurized crew compartment.
This link shows the failure of the mission Mercury Redstone 1.
This is a video of a test for the automatic parachute.
This is the landing of Friendship 7 with astronaut John Glenn.
This is a collage of pictures from the unmanned missions.
This is a badge with all of the manned missions on it.
This is a video of a unmanned flight taking off, and landing.
This is a political cartoon about the Cold War's "Space Race".
This is an animation of what the pressurized capsules would look like inside.
This is a layout of the three different rockets used for the Mercury missions.
Ford, Vogon. "Mercury-Redstone 1 Launch Failure (MR-1)." Mercury-Redstone 1 Launch Failure (MR-1). YouTube, 23 May 2011. Web. 25 Mar. 2014. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7O4V7JfeTSU>.
Grinter, Kay. "Project Mercury Unmanned Missions: LJ-1." Project Mercury Unmanned Missions: LJ-1. NASA, 27 Sept. 2000. Web. 25 Mar. 2014. <http://www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov/history/mercury/lj-1/lj-1.htm>.
Nunes, G. D. "NASA Project Mercury - Spacecraft." HubPages. HubPages, 30 Mar. 2013. Web. 28 Mar. 2014. <http://hubpages.com/hub/NASA-Project-Mercury-Spacecraft-and-Space-Suit>.
Wollman, Garrett. "Project Mercury Monument." Project Mercury Monument. N.p., 26 Feb. 2011. Web. 30 Mar. 2014. <http://gallery.bostonradio.org/2011-02/cape-tour/334-3493-sm.html>.