The Mercury-Redstone Program
- Heberlig, Jack C.
- October 9, 1961.
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- Hammack, Jerome B.
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- The Mercury-Redstone program is reviewed as to its intended mission and its main results. The progressive results of unmanned, animal, and manned flights of this over-all Project Mercury ballistic training program are presented. A technical description of the major spacecraft systems is presented with some analysis of flight performance. Performance of the spacecraft with and without pilot input is discussed. The influence of the astronaut as an operating link in the over-all system is presented, and relative difficulties of manned versus unmanned flight are briefly commented upon. The program provided information on man as an integral part of a space flight system, demonstrating that man can assume a primary role in space as he does in other realms of flight. The Mercury-Redstone program demonstrated that the Mercury spacecraft was capable of manned space flight, and succeeded in partially qualifying the spacecraft for orbital flight.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 20150018552.
ARS Space Flight Report to the Nation; 9-15 Oct. 1961; New York, NY; United States.
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