Friday, March 5

The Astronauts – United States Project Mercury

The Astronauts – United States Project Mercury

Credit: NASA The original “The Right Stuff” This film documents the selection of the original seven astronauts for Project Mercury: Lieutenant Malcolm S. (Scott) Carpenter, Captain Leroy G. (Gordon) Cooper, Lieutenant Colonel John H. Glenn, Captain Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom, Lieutenant Commander Walter M. Schirra, Lieutenant Commander Alan Shepard, and Captain Donald K. (Deke) Slayton. The footage shows the selection criteria and process, the astronauts in training, and the beginnings of our knowledge of manned space flight. –

National Archives and Records Administration – ARC Identifier 1151850 / Local Identifier 255-HQ-9 – Astronauts: United States Project Mercury, ca. 1960 – National Aeronautics and Space Administration. (10/01/1958 – ).

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