MERCURY PROJECT SUMMARY (NASA SP-45)

 

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ERRATA.

FOREWORD.

1. PROJECT REVIEW.

By Walter C. Williams, Deputy Director for Mission Requirements and Flight Operations, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center; Kenneth S. Kleinknecht, Manager, Mercury Project, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center; William M. Bland, Jr., Deputy Manager, Mercury Project, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center; and James E. Bost, Chief, Engineering Operations Office, Mercury Project Office, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center.

2. PROJECT SUPPORT FROM THE NASA.

By Charles W. McGuire, Office of Manned Space Flight, NASA Headquarters; and James J. Shannon, Asst. Chief, Engineering Operations Office, Mercury Project Office, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center.

 

I. SPACE-VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT

 

3. SPACECRAFT SYSTEMS DEVELOPMENT AND PERFORMANCE.

By John H. Boynton, Mercury Project Office, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center; E. M. Fields, Chief, Project Engineering Office, Mercury Project Office, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center; and Donald F. Hughes, Crew Systems Division, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center .

4. MERCURY REDSTONE LAUNCH VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT AND PERFORMANCE.

By Joachim P. Kuettner, Ph.D., Chief, Saturn-Apollo Systems integration Office, N'ASA George C. Marshall Space Flight Center; and Emil Bertram, Chief, Special Projects Office, NASA Launch Operations Center.

5. MERCURY-ATLAS LAUNCH VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT AND PERFORMANCE.

By Lt. Colonel C. L. Gandy, Jr., Space Systems Division, U.S. Air Force; and Major I. B. Hansorl, Space Systems Division, U.S. Air Force.

6. RELIABILITY AND FLIGHT SAFETY.

By John C. French, Asst. Chief, Reliability and Flight Safety Office, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center; and Frederick J. Bailey, Jr., Chief, Reliability and Flight Safety Office, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center.

 

II. MISSION SUPPORT DEVELOPMENT

 

7. TRAJECTORY ANALYSIS.

By John P. Mayer, Asst. Chief for Mission Planning, Flight Operation Division, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center; and Carl R. Huss, Flight Operations Division, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center.

8. WORLDWIDE NETWORK SUPPORT.

By Niles R. Heller, Chief, Manned Space Flight Support Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; H. William Wood, Manned Space Flight Support Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Virgil F. Gardner, Manned Space Flight Support Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Edward A. Ross, Manned Space Flight Support Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; and Laverne R. Stelter, Chief, Communications Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

9. OPERATIONAL SUPPORT FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE.

By Maj. General Leighton I. Davis, U. S. Air Force, Department of Defense Representative for Mercury Support Operations.

10. ASTRONAUT TRAINING.

By Robert B. Voas, Ph.D., Asst. for Human Factors, Office of the Director, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center; Harold I. Johnson, Flight Crew Operations Division, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center; and Raymond Zedekar, Flight Crew Operations Division, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center.

11. AEROMEDICAL PREPARATIONS.

By Charles A. Berry, M.D., Chief, Center Medical Operations Office, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center.

 

III. FLIGHT OPERATIONS

 

12. SPECIAL INFLIGHT EXPERIMENTS.

By Lewis R. Fisher, Technical Asst. to the Manager, Mercury Project Office, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center; William O. Armstrong, Flight Crew Operations Division, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center; Carlos S. Warren, Space Environment Division, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center.

13. FLIGHT DATA REPORTING.

By Robert E. McKann, Chief, Engineering Data and Measurements Office, Mercury Project Office, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center; William A. Kelley, Asst. Chief, Engineering Data and Measurements Office, Mercury Project Office, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center; and William R. Kelly, Mercury Project Office, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center.

14. SPACECRAFT PREFLIGHT PREPARATION.

By J. C. Moser, Asst. Chief for Data Systems, Preflight Operations Division, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center; G. Merritt Preston, Manager, Atlantic Missile Range Operations, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center; J. J. Williams, Asst. Chief for Test Operations, Preflight Operations Division, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center; and A. E. Morse, Jr., Chief, Project Engineering Field Office, Mercury Project Office, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center.

15. FLIGHT CONTROL OPERATIONS.

By John D. Hodge, Asst. Chief for Flight Control, Flight Operations Division, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center; and Daniel T. Lockard, Flight Operations Division, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center.

16. RECOVERY OPERATIONS.

By Robert F. Thompson, Asst. Chief for Recovery Operations, Flight Operations Division, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center; Donald E. Stullken, Ph.D, Flight Operations Division, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center; B. Leon Hodge, Flight Operations Division, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center; and John Stonesifer, Flight Operations Division, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center.

17. ASTRONAUT PERFORMANCE.

By Warren J. North, Chief, Flight Crew Operations Division, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center; Helmut A. Kuehnel, Flight Crew Operations Division, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center; John J. Van Bockel, Flight Crew Operations Division, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center; and Jeremy B. Jones, Flight Crew Operations Division, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center.

 

IV. MISSION RESULTS

 

18. AREOMEDICAL OBSERVATIONS.

By A. D. Catterson, M. D., Center Medical Operations Office, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center; E. P. McCutcheon, M. D., Center Medical Operations Office, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center; H. A. Minners, M. D., Center Medical Operations Office, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center; and R. A. Pollard, M. D., Center Medical Operations Office, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center.

 

19. OBSERVATIONS OF SPACE PHENOMENA.

By John A. O'Keefe, Ph.D., Asst. Chief, Theoretical Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Lawrence Dunkelman, Ph.D., Space Sciences Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Stanley D. Soules, Ph.D., U.S. Weather Bureau, National Weather Satellite Center; and Paul D. Lowman, Jr., Ph.D., Theoretical Division, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

 

20. ASTRONAUT'S SUMMARY FLIGHT REPORT.

By L. Gordon Cooper, Jr., Astronaut, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center.

 

V. APPENDIXES

 

APPENDIX A - TYPICAL DOCUMENTS PREPARED FOR MERCURY.

APPENDIX B - NASA CENTERS AND OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.

APPENDIX C - PRIME CONTRACTORS.

APPENDIX D - SUBCONTRACTORS AND VENDORS.

APPENDIX E - NASA PERSONNEL WHO PARTICIPATED IN PROJECT MERCURY.

APPENDIX F - MA-9 AIR-GROUND VOICE COMMUNICATIONS.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT


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