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Web Site of the Week: March to the Moon

Working together with NASA’s Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, the Arizona State University’s School of Earth & Space Exploration has created this marvelous digital collection of photographs and information from Project Mercury. This was the first human spaceflight program of the United States, and it ran from 1959 to 1963. The goal of the program was to put a human in orbit around the Earth, which happened first on February 20, 1962 as John Glenn orbited the planet three times. Visitors can click on a photo of astronaut Scott Carpenter to reveal a list of the Mercury missions. Each mission has a selection of photographs that visitors can look over, and they will also want to click on the “Movies” area. These films were taken by portable cameras on the early Mercury test flights, and visitors will be amazed at the views offered by these documents. [KMG]

From The Scout Report, Copyright Internet Scout 1994-2011.

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