Accession Number:

AD0263709

Title:

REMARKS ON THE STATUS OF PROJECT MERCURY

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ADVISORY GROUP FOR AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARIS (FRANCE)

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Report Date:

1960-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

A broad over-all review of the initial program of the United States for manned orbital flight, Project Mercury, is presented in the light of experience gained in the two years since its initiation. The basic Mercury guidelines and design concepts are discussed, along with the implementation undertaken for mans introduction to space flight. The space capsule and some of its primary systems are described in conjunction with the mission and its requirements. Status of the flight-test program and some aspects of current operational plans are also covered. The role of the astronaut and his contribution to the achievement of the scientific objectives of Project Mercury are also discussed. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE