Project Mercury

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.

Works Cited

Ford, Vogon. "Mercury-Redstone 1 Launch Failure (MR-1)." Mercury-Redstone 1 Launch Failure (MR-1). YouTube, 23 May 2011. Web. 25 Mar. 2014. <>.

Grinter, Kay. "Project Mercury Unmanned Missions: LJ-1." Project Mercury Unmanned Missions: LJ-1. NASA, 27 Sept. 2000. Web. 25 Mar. 2014. <>.

Nunes, G. D. "NASA Project Mercury - Spacecraft." HubPages. HubPages, 30 Mar. 2013. Web. 28 Mar. 2014. <>.

Wollman, Garrett. "Project Mercury Monument." Project Mercury Monument. N.p., 26 Feb. 2011. Web. 30 Mar. 2014. <>.

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