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What Was Project Mercury?

This article is part of the NASA Knows! (Grades 5-8) series.   Project Mercury was the NASA program that put the first American astronauts in space. Astronauts made a total of six spaceflights during Project Mercury. Two of those flights reached space and came right back down. These are called suborbital flights. The other four went into orbit and […]Read More