Interactive Infographic

Use the interactive infographic to the left to learn about America's first manned space flight on February 20th, 1962.

Learn about the events of each of the three orbits of the mission, observe the different radio locations that were in contact with the capsule, and listen to a short radio transmission between the astronaut and Cap Com.

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References

Results of the First United States Manned Orbital Space Flight - February 20, 1962
Manned Spacecraft Center
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
U.S. Government Printing Office: 1962

 

Project Mercury: A Chronology
by: James M. Grimwood
Manned Spacecraft Center
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
U.S. Government Printing Office: 1963

MA-6 Flight Audio Tape
posted by: Internet Systems Lab Team
published: October 26, 1998
http://science.ksc.nasa.gov/history/mercury/ma-6/sounds/

 

Friendship 7 (Full Mission 01)
posted by: lunarmodule5
published: September 24, 2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3o-U1Jo78P8