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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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Deke Slayton
see also ASTP (Apollo-Soyuz Test Project)

all photographs measure 8x10 unless otherwise specified

Early NASA litho business suit portrait of Deke Slayton.  Deke has hand signed and personalized, "Best Wishes to Bobbie...D.K. Slayton".  Beautiful condition.  Signed in black sharpie.


#Slayton-Business (bw)

Tough to come by red stamped NASA press release photo from the Harry Hill collection is hand signed by Deke Slayton.  Usual NASA information stamped to reverse.  8x10 (color) and in beautiful condition. 


#Slayton-Business color


Deke Slayton hand signed index card.  Measures 3" x 5"


#Slayton-Index Card

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