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Mercury, Special Report on African Sites, Oct. 20, 1959. See also Report for the Cisler Committee on Tracking and Ground Instrumentation Systems for Project Mercury, NASA, Nov. 25, 1959. Arnold W. Frutkin, interview, Washington, Sept. 2, 1965 and Chaps. 1 and 2 of his book, International Cooperation in Space (Englewood Cliffs, N.J., 1965). For texts of all executive agreements, memoranda of understanding, and other international arrangements after 1959, see Senate Committee on Aeronautical and...

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B., et al., Post Launch Report for Mercury-Redstone No. 3 (MR-3), June 16, 1961. 193 Erb, R. B., and Stephens, E. W., An Analysis of Mercury Heat-Shield Performance During Entry, June 21, 1961. 194 Allen, C. C., and Ferrando, J. A., Preflight Calculated Tracking Data for the Mercury Network Test Vehicle MNTV-1, June 26, 1961. 195 Fisher, L. R., Chauvin, L. T., and Smith, N. F., Postlaunch Report for Mercury-Little Joe 5B (LJ-5B), June 12, 1961. 196 Maynard, J. W., Jr.,...

Eli L Beeding Jr

Completed, Aviation Week, LXXVIII (Feb. 25, 1963), 57-58. 1 On advances in telemetry since the Second World War, see Wilfred J. Mayo-Wells, The Origins of Space Telemetry, in Eugene M. Emme, ed., The History of Rocket Technology Essays on Research, Development, and Utility (Detroit, 1964), 253-268 also published in Technology and Culture, TV (Fall 1963), 499-514. For the German work in aeromedicine during the 1930s and early 1940s, see U.S. Air Force, German Aviation Medicine, World War II (2...

Donald Farrell Space Cabin Simulator Test

Sputnik I and after seven days in the sealed chamber, Airman Donald F. Farrell stepped out to be greeted by a crowd of newsmen and by Senator Lyndon B. Johnson. In this, the most famous experiment ever run in the original space cabin simulator, Farrell had spent his week completely isolated in an environment that duplicated life inside a spacecraft in every respect except the weightless condition.'17 The Farrell experiment provided no unexpected physiological data. But Hauty, chiefly interested...

Persons Interviewed

AH are cited in text or footnotes. 107. Kraft, Christopher C., Jr. 119. MacDougall, George F., Jr. Selected Bibliography Basic Reports on Project Mercury Air Force Space Systems Division TDR-63-381, Sally Anderson, ed., Final Report Mercury Atlas Launch Vehicle Program Inglewood, Calif., Nov. 1963 Air Force Space Systems Division, General Dynamics Astronautics, and NASA, Proceedings of the Mercury-Atlas Booster Reliability Workshop San Diego, Calif., July 12, 1963 American Rocket Society,...

Specifications for a Manned Satellite

Let's get on with it These were the informal words of leadership that launched the development of the United States' first manned space flight program. They were spoken by T. Keith Glennan, newly appointed first Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, following a briefing by eight civil service aeronautical engineers who felt ready to become astronautical engineers. This was exactiy a year and three days after national debate and preliminary planning had...

Flight Plan For Ma-8 16 Revision A

Finney, Astronaut Says His Errors Will Benefit Space Project, New York Times, May 28, 1962. Carpenter's contentions were borne out by the changes that were effected. For one thing a drive was made to have a flight plan specifying fewer activities ready well before the next flight. Also, a switch was integrated in the spacecraft by which the pilot could switch off and switch on the high thrust-ers. If the pilot forgot to reactivate the thrust-ers, an automatic override ensured their...

Project Mercury Status Report

Enclosures, including a chronology, Aug. 14, 1960. Significant excerpts from this memo illustrated other features of Headquarters concerns A major factor in the compressed Mercury schedule is concurrent effort in the areas of research and development, design, and manufacturing. As a result of this concurrent effort, many of the capsule subcontractors underestimated their costs and delivery dates. As early as October 1959, McDonnell anticipated cost increases ranging from 200 to 450 from some of...