Category Archives: Project Mercury

We choose to go to the Moon

“On September 12, 1962, President John F. Kennedy delivered a speech about the effort to reach the Moon, to a large crowd gathered at Rice Stadium in Houston, Texas. It was one of Kennedy’s earlier speeches meant to persuade the … Continue reading

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Chappaquiddick incident

“The Chappaquiddick incident was a single-vehicle car accident on Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts, on Friday, July 18, 1969, that was the result of U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy‘s negligence and resulted in the death of his 28-year-old passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne, who … Continue reading

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Radio Atlantic: How Has America Changed Since 1968?

“As 2018 begins, tensions and tumult in America are high. But before the end of 1968, Conor Friedersdorf reminded us in The Atlantic, ‘Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy would be assassinated; U.S. troops would suffer their deadliest … Continue reading

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Project Mercury

Project Mercury 1962 Issue-4c “Project Mercury was the first human spaceflight program of the United States, running from 1958 through 1963. An early highlight of the Space Race, its goal was to put a man into Earth orbit and return … Continue reading

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