Title: Fluker Stewart Papers
Project Mercury was the first human spaceflight program of the United States. It ran from 1959 through 1963 with the goal of putting a human in orbit around the Earth. The Mercury-Atlas 6 flight on February 20, 1962, was the first American flight to achieve this goal.
The program included 20 unmanned launches, followed by two suborbital and four orbital flights with astronaut pilots. Early planning and research were carried out by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, but the program was officially conducted by its successor organization, NASA. Mercury laid the groundwork for Project Gemini and the follow-on Apollo moon-landing program.
Note Author: Quoted directly from Wikipedia.org
Source: Wikipedia.org. "Project Mercury." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury_project
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains one scrapbook containing memorabilia, photographs, and newspaper articles pertaining to Project Mercury. The materials highlight the pinnacle of the Mercury Project during the years 1962 and 1963 when the program achieved its goal of putting a human into orbit around the Earth. The box includes materials on the various stages of the Project Mercury, Project Mercury technology and assorted rockets, as well as individual astronauts. The scrapbook pages and individual photographs are enclosed in mylar while all oversized articles are encased in acid-free folders. The oversized folders are arranged in chronological order while the scrapbook remains in its original arrangement.
Official NASA photographs, newspaper articles, magazine articles, and children’s drawings.
Also contains two letters:
1) To: Mrs. Remer Cain, From: Leo C. Muller, May 12, 1967 - Inaugural Ceremonies at Brevard Junior College
2) To: Mr. Fluker G. Stewart, From: Remer Cain, June 9, 1967 - General Correspondence
Photos within Scrapbook:
-In-flight Food for the “Faith 7”
-Gordon Cooper Photographs
-Mercury Capsule Sea Recovery
-Walter Schirra Photographs
-Various Mercury Rocket Photographs
-John Glenn Photographs
-Project Mercury Equipment
Newspaper/Magazine Articles within Scrapbook:
-Mercury Capsule Recovery
-Glenn Orbit Updates
-John Glenn Articles/Photographs
-Project Mercury Equipment/Technology
-Project Mercury Updates
-Project Mercury Commemorative Stamp