Course Description


Project Mercury was the first manned space program in the United States.  These early space missions taught NASA many important lessons—how to reach orbit, how man can survive and function while in orbit, and how to both launch and recover astronauts and their vehicles.  From 1958 to 1963, NASA conducted 20 unmanned test flights and 6 successful manned flights.  Find out what the objectives and goals of the Mercury Program were and its importance to landing man on the moon. Join us as we discuss these missions, the original 7 astronauts nicknamed the Mercury 7, and find out why they truly had "the right stuff".  This will be a hybrid class offering from Rock Valley College and the first in a series of three classes.

 Instructor Mike Frederiksen


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