This project begun in 1958 and was conpleted in 1963, it was also the first major project in the U.S program to establish a human prescience in space. Each Mercury spaccraft carried one Astronaut. There were Six astronauts named Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, Gordon Cooper, and Wally Schirra.
This project was a success and it was named after the astronauts flying aboard each Gemini spacecraft. It was the second human space flight program initiated by the U.S. There were three simple objectives for project Gemini, one of them was to study the effects of weightlessness on astronauts during long flights.
Apollo 11 launched from Cape Kennedy on July 16, 1969, carrying Commander Neil Armstrong, Command Module Pilot Michael Collins and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin into an initial Earth-orbit of 114 by 116 miles.Jul 8, 2009