It’s 1962 and NASA’s Project Mercury comes of age

NASA Project Mercury mission control. Credit: NASA.

In this weeks installment of the Terranauts Guide to Leaving the Planet we continue the story of NASA’s Project Mercury.

Having managed to achieve its original object of getting and American into orbit, life was now changing as NASA’s manned space activities expanded to include the new Gemini and Apollo programs.  And, now that NASA had discovered it knew how to get a humans into orbit, they needed to start thinking about what they were going to DO there.

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Project Mercury and what’s next

About Terranauts season 2

This year on Terranauts we’re going to offer a mix of interviews with Terranauts, people who go to space all the time without leaving the planet, and we’re also planning regular instalments of the Terranauts Guide to Leaving the Planet where we explore the history of humankind’s adventures off the planet.

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About Iain Christie

Founder and CEO at SideKickSixtyFive Consulting and host of the Terranauts podcast. Iain is a seasoned business executive with deep understanding of the space business and government procurement policy. Iain worked for 22 years at Neptec including as CEO. He was a VP at the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada, is a mentor at the Creative Destruction Lab and a visiting professor at the University of Ottawa's Telfer School of Management.

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