BY:Britney Thai and Amelia Rankin
class period: 7th
Project Mercury was the first manned mission. It started in October 7,1958 they had made many attempts at this mission before because they wanted to test mans ability in Outer Space, make man and space craft land safely , and orbit a manned spacecraft around Earth . They had first tested it on monkeys to see if the humans could survive the harsh conditions in Outer Space. there were alot people involved in this process.The main group of people that were involved in this mission were: Alan Shepard, Scott Carpenter, Donald Slayton, John Glenn, Walter Schirra, Virgil Gus Grissom,and Gordon Cooper.
In Project Mercury, they didn't make anything new at all, they used technology and equipment they already had made.They put them in places that they believed were necessary places in the rocket ship. Before they succeeded they had made a attempt on one of the many rocket ships it was called "Red stone 4." It was a successful flight but the rest of the mission went out of hand the rocket landed in the ocean. It toke them 2 days to find what was left of it.