Project Mercury

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  • The Objectives Of The Mercury Project

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    The objectives of the Mercury Project, as stated at the time of project go-ahead, were as follows: Place a manned spacecraft in orbital flight around the earth. Investigate man 's performance capabilities and his ability to function in the environment of space. Recover the man and the spacecraft safely. After the objectives were established for the project, a number of guidelines were established to insure that the most expedient and safest approach for attainment of the objectives was followed

  • NASA In The 1960s

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    first time, geologic samples were brought back to Earth in the form of 50 rocks and samples of lunar “Soil”. This scientific data was especially important, as it put the US farther ahead than most of the world in terms of knowledge. Although the Mercury Missions were one of the most important missions of the 50s and 60s, the Apollo Missions were undoubtedly the most

  • Project Mercury Thesis Statement

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    government to make sure the United States did not fall behind its communist rival. A new space program, Project Mercury, was initiated two years later, during President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s administration. Seven men were selected to take part in the program: Scott Carpenter, Leroy Gordon Cooper, John Glenn Jr., Virgil Grissom, Walter Schirra Jr., Alan Shepard Jr., and Donald Slayton. Project Mercury’s goals were to orbit a manned spacecraft around Earth, investigate the ability of astronauts to

  • Nas The World War II

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    Since it is a U.S. government agency, NASA must be approved by Congress before starting a new project. The President often assigns a job to NASA such as when they landed on the moon and built space shuttles. Because any mission conducted by NASA is extremely expensive, Congress is also responsible for deciding whether they should fund the program

  • The Arms Race And The Space Race

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    For many when they think of the space missions, the first thing that comes to mind is the astronauts themselves. However, that view glosses over all of the people that did the scientific work behind the scenes that enabled them to go on these missions and more importantly survive them. One such person was Margaret Hamilton, one of the lead software writers for the Apollo program. However, the road to Apollo 11 and thus Hamilton’s work is a long one, one that starts after the end of the Second World

  • The Hazards Of Space Travel For The Human Body

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    in these last minute exams is used to analyze the effects of space travel on the astronauts. Only 7 missions in American history included biomedical objectives as a goal amongst each operations highest priorities. As of May 1961 to May 1963, Project Mercury was conducted to assess the ability for man to survive in an environment outside of earth. The endeavor completed four orbital missions and two sub-orbital flights, the longest of which lasted 34 hours. Although the returning health conditions

  • Katherine Johnson Hidden Figures

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    Hidden Figures: The Math Behind the Scenes Brianna K. Fetzer Benton High School Abstract In the movie Hidden Figures the producers and writers of the movie touch base on multiple points as well as teach valuable lessons. Katherine Johnson, played by Taraji P. Henson, is an outstanding american idol. In the 1960s blacks were not seen as equals nor were women yet she, being both black and a woman, out did her colleagues. Using Euler’s Method to solve a problem on a blackboard that her and her

  • The Space Race Between America And Russia

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    animals were sent up in space including dogs, rats, rabbits, and even chimpanzees. One famous chimpanzee named Ham was sent up and paved the way for other astronauts to go up in space. Ham’s background, his expedition to space, and the design of the Mercury-Redstone rocket caused more people to want to travel in space. It is hard to believe that a chimpanzee could go up into space. This chimp was born on July 1957, in the French Camaroon, West Africa. Ham was only 3 years old and weighed 37 pounds when

  • Essay on American Heros in Tom Wolfe's The Right Stuff

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    the circular driveway of the Bachelor Officers Quarters, togged out in his sweat suit, his great freckled face flaming red...there was no end to it, in front of everybody" (110). Glenn's activities were definitely unusual. The astronauts of the Mercury Project were required to do four hours of exercise per week. John Glenn far exceeded these guidelines. But according to Wolfe, most fighter pilots, at least those who have the right stuff, put exercise very low on their list of priorities. This is an

  • Benefits Of Using Pvc Used For An Enterprise Of Pvc Furniture

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    benefits of using PVC in various applications. Setting up an enterprise of PVC furniture can give us high returns at low input cost. Initial set-up cost of PVC furniture enterprise is also less as compared to other enterprises of same level. This project requires less area because of its simple fabrication process and less machines required with reduced inventory. Dedicating ourselves towards protecting environment it can save thousands/lakhs of trees which would otherwise be used in making furniture