Tagged With: Project Mercury

3…2….1…Ignition…..Sputnik, Flopnik and the Great Space Race!

If you’ve had a chance to check out our new image of the month, then you might already be aware of the space race in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s.  The facts remain that this was an uneasy time for the United States and her citizens.  Our uneasy World War II alliance with the … Continue reading »

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Counting Down….5-4-3-2-1….

As we come to a close of our series of blog posts on the years 1958 and 1959, we’ve only really begun to scratch the surface of what is available.  There are so many good stories that remain to be re-discovered.  Today, we talk space and the group of people known as the Mercury 7.  … Continue reading »

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“…he said, ‘It looks a little less screwball now.'”

Hi all, I aplogize for the posting delay of new topics for our series on 1958 and 1959. This spring has been busy for both my immediately family and extended family, so I appreciate your patience! Today we are moving on to 1959 and more importantly: The Mercury 7! While I’m doing more research on … Continue reading »

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Ham in Space, or Is that Chimp in my Chair?

I took the kids to see Space Chimps today and it was a great movie, both for the kids as well as myself.  However, being the history addict that I am, I immediately came home and started doing a little research on the use of chimpanzees in the space program in the latter part of … Continue reading »

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