Mercury (1958-1963) is the first American space project to send an American in space. Launched the 7th of October 1958, 6 days after the American spatial agency NASA officially opened, the program’s objectives were to send a human in space, to find a way to make it safely comeback on Earth and to study the effects of the absence of gravity on human body. The Mercury spacecraft was kept to a minimum, it allowed to carry only one person.

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