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By the seven astronauts of Project Mercury.

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“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
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Hardcover, First British Edition, 252 pages
Published 1962 by Cassell, London
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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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