Take a look at how the first American astronauts flew in space on NASA's Mercury space capsules in this SPACE.com infographic.

Take a look at how the first American astronauts flew in space on NASA's Mercury space capsules in this SPACE.com infographic.

Astronaut Walter M. "Wally" Schirra, one of the original seven astronauts for Mercury Project selected by NASA on April 27, 1959. The MA-8 (Mercury-Atlas) mission with Sigma 7 spacecraft was the third marned orbital flight by the United States, and made the six orbits in 9-1/4 hours.

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Astronaut Walter M. "Wally" Schirra, one of the original seven astronauts for Mercury Project selected by NASA on April 27, 1959. The MA-8 (Mercury-Atlas) mission with Sigma 7 spacecraft was the third marned orbital flight by the United States, and made the six orbits in 9-1/4 hours.

10 Facts About Mercury | Astronomy Is Awesome

10 Facts About Mercury | Astronomy Is Awesome

https://flic.kr/p/8PLuAU | Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper | Full Description: Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper, Jr., one of the original seven astronauts for Mercury Project selected by NASA on April 27, 1959. The MA-9 mission, boosted by the Mercury-Atlas launch vehicle, was the last flight of the Mercury Project. The Faith 7 spacecraft orbited the Earth 22 times in 1-1/2 days.  UID: SPD-MARSH-8772556

https://flic.kr/p/8PLuAU | Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper | Full Description: Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper, Jr., one of the original seven astronauts for Mercury Project selected by NASA on April 27, 1959. The MA-9 mission, boosted by the Mercury-Atlas launch vehicle, was the last flight of the Mercury Project. The Faith 7 spacecraft orbited the Earth 22 times in 1-1/2 days. UID: SPD-MARSH-8772556

Introduction to the planet Mercury

Introduction to the planet Mercury

Fun Mercury Facts for Kids With Free Printables

Fun Planet Mercury Facts for Kids

Fun Mercury Facts for Kids With Free Printables

Worksheets: Know Your Planets: Mercury

Know Your Planets: Mercury

Worksheets: Know Your Planets: Mercury

How cool!! DIY Mercury Glass - Landee See Landee Do. #diymercuryglass #craftprojects #mercuryglassdiyprojects

DIY Mercury Glass

How cool!! DIY Mercury Glass - Landee See Landee Do. #diymercuryglass #craftprojects #mercuryglassdiyprojects

Astronaut Scott Carpenter, Cape Canaveral 1962. See more pics of historic Brevard County at http://spacecoastdaily.com/showme/space-coast-history/

Astronaut Scott Carpenter, Cape Canaveral 1962. See more pics of historic Brevard County at http://spacecoastdaily.com/showme/space-coast-history/

|| Mercury Launch by scbb11Sketch1 (Flickr)

|| Mercury Launch by scbb11Sketch1 (Flickr)

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