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By the seven astronauts of Project Mercury.

From the front and back dustjacket endpapers:

“This is an historic account of how the Astronauts of Project Mercury reconnoitred and bravely crossed the threshold of space; years hence, when men travel daily to the moon and beyond, they will learn from this book of the dedication and courage of these perilous beginnings. Fo
Hardcover, First British Edition, 252 pages
Published 1962 by Cassell, London
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Recommends it for: Explorers and engineers
A most fascinating read immediately after Michael Collins’ “Carrying The Fire”. This book, “Into Orbit” took me back, to Project Mercury: the first seven astronauts who were challenged to achieve the goal of manned orbit around the earth. A major strand of the beginnings of our computer and technological age.

A delicious indication of the uncertainty of the whole project is summarised by Glenn. He observes the sheer awkwardness of not knowing where and when problems will crop up; given how so mu
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John Herschel Glenn, Jr. is a former United States Marine Corps pilot, astronaut and United States senator who was the first American to orbit the Earth and third American in space. Glenn was a Marine Corps fighter pilot before joining NASA's Mercury program as a member of NASA's original astronaut group. He orbited the Earth in Friendship 7 in 1962. After retiring from NASA, he entered politics a ...more
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