Special Sub-Topic: Projects Mercury and Gemini
|The first successful unmanned Mercury space flight was in what year?|
1959. NASA Launched LJ-1 or Little Joe 1 on August 21, 1959.
|How many unmanned Mercury missions were there?|
|How many Astronauts were part of the Mercury program?|
7. The famous Mercury Seven: Alan Shepard, Virgil 'Gus' Grissom, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Walt Schirra, Gordon Cooper and Deke Slayton.
|The history books were written on May 5, 1961, when this man became the first American to fly in space?|
Alan Shepard. Shepard's flight was considered suborbital, in that he was in space, but not high enough to be considered orbiting the earth...
|On February 20, 1962, the history books were written again when this man became the first American to orbit the earth?|
|What was the project name for the two-man mission, which followed Mercury?|
|How many Gemini missions were there?|
12. There were 2 unmanned and 10 manned missions.
|Of the 10 manned flights, only one capsule had a nickname. Gemini III was named the Molly Brown, in honor of HIS Liberty Bell Mercury Spacecraft sinking to the bottom of the Atlantic. Who was the astronaut?|
Virgil 'Gus' Grissom & Gus Grissom & Grissom & Virgil Grissom. Molly Brown of course was a wealthy survivor from the Titanic.
|What year did the first Gemini mission take place?|
1964. The unmanned Gemini I was launched on April 8, 1964.
|What year did final Gemini mission take place?|
1966. Gemini XII was launched on November 11, 1966. After this, it was time to head for the moon ... God Speed to the crew of Apollo I.
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