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Project Mercury

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Project Mercury game quiz
"NASA's Project Mercury was the beginning of America's "Man in Space" program. Let's see how much you know about America's first strides in the Space Race."

15 Points Per Correct Answer - No time limit  



1. The first of the manned Mercury flights was designated MR-3, but what was the name assigned to the space ship itself?
    Liberty Bell 7
    Freedom 7
    Friendship 7
    Faith 7


2. The original seven astronauts were collectively known as "The Mercury Seven," but how many manned missions were actually flown during Project Mercury?
    6
    8
    7
    5


3. Which of the original "Mercury 7" went on to land on the moon during the Apollo Project?
    Gus Grissom
    Wally Schirra
    Alan Shepard
    Gordon Cooper


4. Which Mercury astronaut was accused of prematurely opening the door of his capsule as he awaited recovery, causing the capsule to sink?
    Wally Schirra
    Alan B Shepard, Jr.
    Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom
    Scott Carpenter


5. Which Mercury astronaut was the first to fly a mission of longer than 24 hours?
    Gordon Cooper
    Wally Schirra
    John Glenn
    Scott Carpenter


6. Which Mercury astronaut was the first to orbit the earth?
    Alan Shepard, Jr.
    Wally Schirra
    Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom
    John Glenn


7. Which of the Mercury 7 astronauts was the only man to fly in the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo programs?
    John Glenn
    Alan B. Shepard, Jr.
    Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom
    Wally Schirra


8. All seven of the Mecury astronauts were military pilots. Three came to NASA from the Air Force (USAF), and three from the Navy (USN), but only one of the Mercury 7 flew for the Marine Corps (USMC)? Who was the lone Marine to fly during Project Mercury?
    Gordon Cooper
    Alan B. Shepard, Jr.
    John Glenn
    Wally Schirra


9. Of the six astronauts that actually flew in Project Mercury, who was the only one to never fly in space again?
    John Glenn
    Alan Shepard
    Gordon Cooper
    Scott Carpenter


10. Deke Slayton was the only Mercury 7 astronaut to NOT fly during project Mercury. He had been assigned a mission when his heart problem was diagnosed and he was subsequently grounded. Which mission had Slayton been assigned and who ended up flying that mission after Slayton was grounded?
    MA-6 (Friendship 7) -- John Glenn
    MA-7 ( Aurora 7) -- Scott Carpenter
    MA-8 (Sigma 7) -- Wally Schirra
    MA-9 (Faith 7) -- Gordon Cooper


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Compiled Sep 15 12