Project Mercury monument

Project Mercury monument

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Credit: NASA/VRS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Project Mercury monument. Monument to the astronauts of the Project Mercury program. Project Mercury was the first human spaceflight program of the United States. It ran from 1959-1963 with the goal of putting a human in orbit around the Earth. The number 7 represents the seven original astronauts; the rest of the design is the astronomical symbol of the Planet Mercury. Photographed at Launchpad 14 (LC-14) of the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, USA.

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