Project Mercury / Eugen Reichl ; [translated from the German by David Johnston].
By: Reichl, Eugen.Material type: BookSeries: Reichl, Eugen. Raumfahrt-Bibliothek: Publisher: Atglen, Pennsylvania : Schiffer Publishing Ltd, c2016Description: 144 pages : illustrations (some colour), plans, portraits ; 24 centimetres.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780764350696; 0764350692.Uniform titles: Projekt Mercury. English Subject(s): Project Mercury (U.S.) | Manned space flight -- History | Space flights -- HistoryOther classification: 620 Summary: "Project Mercury was America's entry into the manned spaceflight program. When the program began in 1958, the Soviet Union was far ahead of the United States in the race for supremacy in space. With immense effort, and in record time, NASA, the newly created spaceflight organization, developed a space transport system with orbital capsule and booster rockets. They used it to send Alan Shepard on a first suborbital 'jump' into space in May 1961, and in February 1962 to make John Glenn the first American astronaut to orbit the earth. Nevertheless, the Americans were beaten by the Soviets in the race to put the first man into space. Project Mercury was, however, the foundation for NASA's later success in the race to the moon. All Project Mercury missions are discussed, including details on all craft and the astronauts involved."--Back cover.
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Translated from the German of: Projekt Mercury.