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Mercury-Atlas
Mercury-Atlas
was a subprogram of Project Mercury
Project Mercury
that included most of the flights and tests using the Atlas LV-3B
Atlas LV-3B
launch vehicle. The Atlas was also used for one Mercury flight under the Big Joe subprogram. The Mercury mission numbering system was: a two-letter designation marking the launch vehicle type, followed by a dash, then a number designating the flight/test number. The Atlas launch vehicles used for Project Mercury
Project Mercury
were given a two- or three-digit number followed by a "-D", indicating that they were the "D" version of the Atlas. The missions flown in Mercury-Atlas
Mercury-Atlas
were:

MA-1 using Atlas launch vehicle "50-D" MA-2 using Atlas launch vehicle "67-D" MA-3 using Atlas launch vehicle "100-D" MA-4 using Atlas launch vehicle "88-D" MA-5 using Atlas launch vehicle "93-D" MA-6 using Atlas launch vehicle "109-D" MA-7 using Atlas launch vehicle "107-D" MA-8 using Atlas launch vehicle "113-D" MA-9 using Atlas launch vehicle "130-D"

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Project Mercury

General

NASA
NASA
(organizer) Space race (political background) Space flight (scientific background)

Missions

Manned

Freedom 7 (first suborbital flight) Liberty Bell 7 Friendship 7 (first orbital flight) Aurora 7 Sigma 7 Faith 7 Freedom 7 II (cancelled)

Unmanned

LJ-1 Big Joe 1 LJ-6 LJ-1A LJ-2 LJ-1B Beach Abort MA-1 Little Joe 5 MR-1 MR-1A MR-2 MA-2 LJ-5A MR-BD MA-3 LJ-5B MA-4 MS-1 MA-5

Astronauts

General

Mercury Seven

In order of flight

(In suborbit:) Alan Shepard Gus Grissom (In orbit:) John Glenn Scott Carpenter Wally Schirra Gordon Cooper (Did not fly:) Deke Slayton

Equipment

Navy Mark IV
Navy Mark IV
(space suit)

Test animals

Ham Enos (Background:) Animals in space

Subprograms

Mercury-Atlas Mercury-Redstone Mercury-Scout Big Joe Mercury-Jupiter
Mercury-Jupiter
(cancelled)

Contractors

McDonnell Aircraft
McDonnell Aircraft
Corporation (spacecraft) Convair
Convair
(Atlas rocket) Chrysler
Chrysler
(Redstone rocket) North American Aviation
North American Aviation
(Little Joe rocket)

Rockets

Atlas Redstone Blue Scout II Little Joe Jupiter (proposed)

Launch sites and Control Center

Wallops Island
Wallops Island
/ Wallops Flight Facility Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 5 Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 14 Mercury Control Center

Related programs

US

Gemini (successor program) Apollo (lunar program)

Soviet

Vostok (rival in space race)

Other

Mercury 13
Mercury 13
(non- NASA
NASA
project inspired by Project Mercury)

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NASA

Policy and history

History

NACA (1915) National Aeronautics and Space Act
National Aeronautics and Space Act
(1958) Space Task Group
Space Task Group
(1958) Paine (1986) Rogers (1986) Ride (1987) Space Exploration Initiative
Space Exploration Initiative
(1989) Augustine (1990) U.S. National Space Policy (1996) CFUSAI (2002) CAIB (2003) Vision for Space Exploration
Vision for Space Exploration
(2004) Aldridge (2004) Augustine (2009)

General

Space Race Administrator and Deputy Administrator Chief Scientist Astronaut
Astronaut
Corps Budget Spin-off technologies NASA
NASA
TV NASA
NASA
Social Launch Services Program Kennedy Space Center

Vehicle Assembly Building Launch Complex 39 Launch Control Center

Johnson Space Center

Mission Control Lunar Sample Laboratory

Robotic programs

Past

Hitchhiker Mariner Mariner Mark II MESUR Mars Surveyor '98 New Millennium Lunar Orbiter Pioneer Planetary Observer Ranger Surveyor Viking Project Prometheus Mars Scout

Current

Living With a Star Lunar Precursor Robotic Program Earth Observing System Great Observatories program Explorer Small explorer Voyager Discovery New Frontiers Mars Exploration Rover

Human spaceflight programs

Past

X-15 (suborbital) Mercury Gemini Apollo Apollo–Soyuz Test Project (with the Soviet space program) Skylab Space Shuttle Shuttle–Mir (with  Roscosmos
Roscosmos
State Corporation) Constellation

Current

International Space Station Commercial Orbital Transportation Services
Commercial Orbital Transportation Services
(COTS) Commercial Crew Development
Commercial Crew Development
(CCDev) Orion

Individual featured missions (human and robotic)

Past

COBE Apollo 11 Mercury 3 Mercury-Atlas
Mercury-Atlas
6 Magellan Pioneer 10 Pioneer 11 Galileo GALEX GRAIL WMAP Space Shuttle Sojourner rover Spirit rover LADEE MESSENGER Aquarius Cassini

Currently operating

MRO 2001 Mars Odyssey Dawn New Horizons Kepler International Space Station Hubble Space Telescope Spitzer RHESSI Swift THEMIS Mars Exploration Rover Curiosity rover

timeline

Opportunity rover

observed

GOES 14 Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter GOES 15 Van Allen Probes SDO Juno Mars Science Laboratory

timeline

NuSTAR Voyager 1/2 WISE MAVEN MMS OSIRIS-REx

Future

JPSS James Webb Space Telescope WFIRST InSight Mars 2020 NISAR Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite Europa Clipper

Communications and navigation

Canberra Deep Space Atomic Clock Deep Space Network
Space Network
(Goldstone Madrid Near Earth Network Space Flight Operations Facility) Space Network

NASA
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lists

Astronauts

by name by year Apollo astronauts

List of NASA
NASA
aircraft List of NASA
NASA
missions

unmanned missions

List of NASA
NASA
contractors List of United States rockets List of NASA
NASA
cancellations List of Space Shuttle
Space Shuttle
missions

crews

NASA
NASA
images and artwork

Earthrise The Blue Marble Family Portrait

Pale Blue Dot

Pillars of Creation Mystic Mountain Solar System Family Portrait The Day the Earth Smiled Fallen Astronaut Lunar plaques Pioneer plaques Voyager Golden Record NASA
NASA
insignia Gemini and Apollo medallions Mission patches

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