In our first installment of the Terranauts Guide to Leaving the Planet of 2021 we discuss John Glenn’s historic Mercury Atlas 6 flight, America’s first human orbital flight.
When we left Project Mercury they had finally managed to have a successful orbital flight. All of the technologies, techniques and procedures had been tested. The global tracking network was in place. There was only one thing left to do. Put an astronaut in the capsule and get him into orbit … and bring him home, of course. In this episode NASA finally makes it to the big leagues – getting to orbit and setting a course for the Moon.
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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