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America in Space: The First Decade (1968)
Hardin-Simmons University Library
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1968  |
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  • Highlights
    Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia
    Godard Space Flight Center in Maryland
    Deep space probes collect information about our planetary neighbors, Venus and Mars
    First look at the lunar surface
    Practical benefits on Earth, including meteorology and commercial television
    Advancements in aeronautics
    Manned space travel begins with Project Mercury
    Alan Shepard became the first American in space with the Mercury-Redstone 3 (Freedom 7) mission on May 5, 1961
    John Glenn became the first American to orbit the Earth with Mercury-Atlas 6 (Friendship 7) on February 2, 1962
    Project Gemini
    Gemini 6A performed the first manned rendezvous with Gemini 7 on December 15, 1965
    Mission Control Center at the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston
    Project Apollo
    Construction of Kennedy Space Center in Florida
    Neil Armstrong encounters a failure of the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle
    Apollo astronaut training