Project Mercury


Initiated in 1958, completed in 1963, Project Mercury was the United States' first man-in-space program.  The objectives of the program, which made six manned flights from 1961 to 1963, were specific:


To orbit a manned spacecraft around Earth;

To investigate man's ability to function in space;

To Recover both man and spacecraft safely.



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This awesome photo of a Mercury Atlas launch hand signed by the 4 Mercury Astronauts who rode it. Gordon Cooper, Wally Schirra, John Glenn and Scott Carpenter.  They have each signed in black sharpie.  It measures a substantial 8x5" x 11".  The signatures on this wonderful image should be considered an essential part of any space autograph collection.

#Mercury Multi - Atlas Launch

Mercury 7 hand signed montage This awesome montage photo of Gordon Cooper, Wally Schirra, John Glenn and Scott Carpenter has been signed in silver by each.  This is an Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) production that goes back to their 20th anniversary in 2004.  This one signed in silver is #68/90.  Comes with a COA issued by the ASF. Measures 8"x10".

#Mercury Multi - Montage



A second image of Mercury 7 meeting with President John Kennedy and First Lady Jackie at the White House.  John Glenn was not present that day.  The President can be seen sitting in his rocking chair with pillow to ease his back pain resulting from WW2 injuries (PT-109).  Hand signed by Wally Schirra & Scott Carpenter who have both added their mission designations.   A most unique image.  One per person - less than 6 available. 


#Mercury Multi - White House



This magnificent image of the Mercury 7 Monument is hand signed by Wally Schirra & Scott Carpenter who have each added their mission designations.  The launch pad can be seen in background.  One per person  


#Mercury Multi - Monument


Index sized card size paper hand signed by Alan Shepard and Wally Schirra.  Inscribed to Adam.  Measures 3"x5". 

#Mercury Multi - ShepardSchirra Index 



Special: Signed by both Cece Bibby AND Scott Carpenter !!


Scott Carpenter and Mercury Artist, Cece Bibby overlooking Cece's Aurora 7 emblem as it's being applied to Scott's capsule.  Scott hand signs and Cece hand signs and inscribes accordingly, "Giving Scott an art lesson...5/62, Cece Bibby, Artist".    Measures 10x8.  Very limited supply.


#Mercury Multi - Carpenter/Bibby



Special: Signed by Dee O'Hara AND Scott Carpenter

#Scott Carpenter showing Dee O'Hara his Astronaut's watch. 

#Mercury Multi - Carpenter/O'Hara watch


Special: Signed by both Cece Bibby AND Scott Carpenter !! 


Scott's periscope view.  Practical joke played by Mercury Artist Cece Bibby. 


#Mercury Multi - Carpenter Periscope View

An extremely rare 8x10 vintage NASA photo that comes from the personal collection of Wally Schirra.  Somes markings on reverse from it being used for his book, "Schirra's Space".  Boldly hand signed by both Wally Schirra and Scott Carpenter. Beautiful condition.   

Mercury Multi - Schirra/Carpenter



Scott Carpenter and John Glenn are highlighted on this event cover commemorating Carpenter's successful 3 orbit flight.  Cancellation is at cape Caraveral on Fev 20, 1962 and Port Canaveral on May 24, 1962.  Somewhat toned but extremely hand to find hand signed by both. 


#Mercury Multi - Carpenter/Glenn Cover











Hand Signed Personal Note from Glenn, Carpenter & Schirra   



This folder at one point contained some photos being passed around between the Mercury Astronauts for pioneer manned space program luminary William Todd.  Todd was having his photos passed around, signed and returned. 


On the inside of the folder you can read Todd's personal note and on the outside, Schirra, Glenn and Carpenter hand have each hand written their personal comments.


It would seem that the photos inside may have been the classic image of the group in front of the T-38 with each wearing different boots but since they are long gone there's no way to know with certainty.


This most interesting item never meant to be seen by the massess would make a great conversation piece for your space autograph collection. 



#Mercury Multi - Signed Folder








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