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  The Mercury Program - Overview
The life of Project Mercury was about 4 2/3 years, from the time of its official go-ahead to the completion of the 34-hour orbital mission of Astronaut Cooper.
After the objectives were established for the project, a number of guidelines were established to insure that the most expedient and safest approach for attainment of the objectives was followed.
The modifications to this launch vehicle for use in the Mercury Project included the addition of a means to sense automatically impending catastrophic failure of the launch vehicle and provisions to accommodate a new structure that would form the transition between the upper section of the launch vehicle and the spacecraft.
www-pao.ksc.nasa.gov /history/mercury/mercury-overview.htm   (3679 words)

 The Mercury Project: Introduction
Mercury is a new logic/functional programming language, which combines the clarity and expressiveness of declarative programming with advanced static analysis and error detection features.
One is on the handling of large predicates by Prolog and Mercury implementations, one is on a software transactional memory system for Mercury, and one is a comparison of packrat parsing and memoed DCG parsers.
The Mercury bug database may be accessed via the Bug Database link in the menu at the side of this page.
www.cs.mu.oz.au /research/mercury   (330 words)

 Mercury Policy Project
The Zero Mercury Working Group is calling on the world's governments to adopt a binding international treaty at the UNEP Governing Council meeting in Nairobi, 5-9 February for many of the same reasons recently presented by the Nordic Ministers.
Mercury trade to over 50 developing countries, according to EU reports exposes miners to severe health impacts when used in gold mining and also pollutes the global environment, according to the UNIDO Global Mercury Project.
Reductions in mercury supply and demand, as described in chapter 6 of the State of the World 2006 and briefly summarized by co-author and MPP Director Bender, can deliver a 50% reduction in mercury demand by 2010 and as much as an 80% reduction by 2015, using year 2000 as the baseline.
www.mercurypolicy.org   (6200 words)

  Howstuffworks "How Project Mercury Worked"
Project Mercury sent the first American to outer space in 1961.
Freedom 7 was the first flight of Project Mercury, America's premiere space program.
Although America was behind in the race, the accomplishments of Project Mercury set the stage for America's later moon landings and eventual domination of space exploration.
www.howstuffworks.com /project-mercury.htm   (326 words)

 MIT Project Mercury – A Wireless Project Athena and More
MIT Project MercuryProject Mercury is a proposed series of ongoing and escalating information technology and social systems experiments at MIT, deploying the latest ultra-dense, high bandwidth wireless networks, along with flocks of next-generation end-user interface devices, all while paying close attention to ongoing user experiences and interests.
Project Athena, Part 2 – Project Mercury is analogous in many ways to Project Athena, a bold MIT campus-wide wired network workstation-class computing experiment, now beyond experimental phase and part of MIT Information Systems.
Beyond Project Notebook – MIT is in the middle of deploying 802.11b wireless LANs at Sloan and throughout the Institute under the Project Notebook IS/CET initiative.
web.media.mit.edu /~jpbonsen/MIT-Project-Mercury.htm   (841 words)

He stated that the Advanced Research Projects Agency panel was quite aware that the responsibility for such a program might be placed with the soon-to-be-created civilian space agency, although they recommended program management be placed with the Air Force under executive control of NACA and the Advanced Research Projects Agency.
As developmental planning for Project Mercury evolved, NASA notified the Army that to reduce the variety of launching vehicles to Jupiter missile would not be used for Project Mercury tests.
NASA announced that analysis of Project Mercury suborbital data indicated that all objectives of that phase of the program had been achieved, and that no further Mercury-Redstone flights were planned.
www.astronautix.com /project/mercury.htm   (15852 words)

 Project Mercury History
The Mercury spacecraft was a cone-shaped capsule that held one astronaut and had a cylinder mounted to the top.
Project Mercury was highly successful and it broke the barrier of putting American's into space.
The Mercury flight plan during the first orbit was to maintain optimum spacecraft attitude for radar tracking and communication checks.
students.db.erau.edu /~kalier/project_Mercury.html   (1503 words)

 Information about Friendship 7 Mercury Capsule and Astronaut John Glenn
Project Mercury met all three of its objectives: orbit a manned spacecraft around Earth; learn about man's ability to function in space; and safely recover the man and spacecraft.
Mercury 5 was flown on the third of October 1962 by Walter M. Schirra aboard sigma 7.
The final Mercury flight was flown by L Gordon Cooper on the fifteenth of May 1963.
www.fiddlersgreen.net /AC/aircraft/Mercury-Capsule/info/info.htm   (1436 words)

 Basic Information | Mercury | US EPA
Mercury is a naturally occurring element that is found in air, water and soil.
Mercury is an element in the earth's crust.
Pure mercury is a liquid metal, sometimes referred to as quicksilver that volatizes readily.
www.epa.gov /mercury/about.htm   (674 words)

 Project Mercury
Project Mercury was one of the first steps in American efforts in this direction.
Project Mercury was a quickstep comprised of seven flights that would prove that man could go to space, orbit the Earth and return safely.
As they were not intending in anyway to go to the planet Mercury and their project had nothing to do with the element, they must have been thinking of the image of the messenger god of ancient Rome.
www.indepthinfo.com /mercury/project-mercury.shtml   (700 words)

 Welcome To Spacecraft Films   (Site not responding. Last check: )
America's first manned space project, Mercury flew 2 sub-orbital and 4 orbital missions to build experience in the new frontier of space.
Project Mercury - An original documentary detailing the development and flight history of Project Mercury.
PROJECT EXCELSIOR - Footage from the USAF Excelsior Project furthering high altitude research through parachute jumps from the edge of space.
www.spacecraftfilms.com /mercury.htm   (2161 words)

DOD performance of specific missions assigned for support of Project Mercury was also his responsibility, although budget aspects of DOD participation would conform with policies and procedures of the Office of the Comptroller and Director of Public Affairs.
The purpose of the medical monitors for Project Mercury would be to preserve the health of the pilot by providing remedial advice, during the flight, evaluating the current medical status of the pilot, and correlating spacecraft data and physiological data with the mission profile.
Projects Agency, and the Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, Subj.: Assignment of Responsibility for DOD Support of Project Mercury, Aug. 10, 1959.
lsda.jsc.nasa.gov /books/mercury/ch07.htm   (6533 words)

 South Florida Mercury Science Program - Index
Mercury is a naturally-occurring toxic trace element which has a complex cycle between the Earth’s crust, atmosphere and oceans.
Some mercury is released by natural processes but the predominant emissions to the atmosphere result from human activities, principally mining and smelting of mineral ores, combustion of fossil fuels, and use of mercury itself.
Mercury deposited in wetlands, lakes and streams can be converted by natural bacteria into methylmercury, a toxic form that is accumulated and biomagnified at each link in the food chain.
www.dep.state.fl.us /labs/mercury/index.htm   (533 words)

 Spaceflight :Project Mercury
Project Mercury was America's first human spaceflight program and the first major undertaking of the newly created
As the authors of This New Ocean, a history of Project Mercury, said: “The first seven American astronauts were an admirable group of individuals chosen to sit at the apex of a pyramid of human effort.…[T]hey became a team of personalities as well as a crew of pilots.
The greatest challenge to Mercury engineers was to devise a vehicle that would protect a human from the temperature extremes, vacuum, and newly discovered radiation of space.
www.centennialofflight.gov /essay/SPACEFLIGHT/Mercury/SP17.htm   (1712 words)

 Get Tested For Mercury Contamination | Greenpeace USA
The impacts of mercury on children like behavioral problems are avoidable if people aware of their diet when pregnant.
Personal exposure to mercury, especially in the womb, can cause severe problems similar to those seen in other neurotoxins like lead: inability to focus and pay attention, delayed language development, impaired memory, vision and motor coordination, and problems processing information.
It is possible to reduce mercury emissions from these plants by 90 percent right now, but the Bush administration is trying to stall the clean up for at least 10 years.
www.greenpeace.org /usa/news/get-tested-for-mercury-contami   (512 words)

 Langley's Role in Project Mercury
The objectives of the Mercury program, eight unmanned flights and six manned flights from 1961 to 1963, were quite specific: To orbit a manned spacecraft around the Earth, investigate man's ability to function in space, and to recover both man and spacecraft safely.
Project managers at the Manned Spacecraft Center needed a network of linked stations capable of receiving, processing and reacting to a variety of voice, radar and telemetry data.
Robert R. Gilruth, head of Project Mercury at Langley, wrote to NASA Langley director Floyd Thompson: "It is fitting that the Manned Spacecraft Center express its sincere appreciation to the Langley Research Center for the invaluable contributions that the Center has played in our initial manned space flight program.
oea.larc.nasa.gov /PAIS/Mercury.html   (2617 words)

 CD Baby: PROJECT MERCURY: Light This Candle
Project Mercury are a breath of fresh air in the Acoustic Rock scene, creating a unique sound that I find difficulty comparing to other artists.
Within Project Mercury lies not only an acoustic rock band, but a female-fronted Led Zeppelin, a campfire folk duo, a sultry jazz combo, and an ethereal goth band.Marian Mastrorilli is terrifically proficient in both her creation and delivery.
Project Mercury rockets from the bluesy swing of Champagne Afternoon and the breezy beach pop of Then I Remember to the Eastern-tinged Zeppelinesque stomp of Enemy Lines.
www.cdbaby.com /cd/projectmercury   (871 words)

 The Aerospace Corporation and Project Mercury
The contributions of Aerospace to Project Mercury—the refinement of the Atlas missile, which had experienced earlier failures, and the success of the Pilot Safety Program—played a major role in the eventual success of America's earliest attempts at space travel.
Although the Atlas missile was still in its infancy, NASA chose it as the launch vehicle for Project Mercury because it had sufficient thrust to boost the Mercury capsule into orbit.
As Project Mercury came to its conclusion, many members of the Aerospace Mercury-Atlas team were retained to work on the next series of manned space flights, Project Gemini.
www.aero.org /publications/crosslink/summer2001/01.html   (3891 words)

 NASA - Mercury
NASA commemorates the 45th anniversary of Americans in orbit with a special multimedia salute to the original Mercury astronauts and new interviews with Sen. John Glenn, Scott Carpenter and Walter Schirra.
On Feb. 20, 1962, an Atlas rocket successfully carried Glenn and the hopes of an entire nation into orbit aboard Friendship 7, a flight that ushered in a new era of space travel that eventually led to Americans walking on the moon by the end of the 1960s.
On April 1, 1959, the final selection was made and at a press conference in Washington, D.C., on April 9, 1959, NASA introduced the astronauts to the world.
www.nasa.gov /mission_pages/mercury/index.html   (518 words)

 Space history: Project Mercury space history - Mercury missions spaceflight
Project Mercury began on October 7, 1958, one year and three days after the Soviet Union launched Sputnik 1 and was the United States' first manned space program.
The objectives of the program, which was made up of six manned flights from 1961 to 1963, were specific: 1) to orbit a manned spacecraft around Earth, 2) to investigate man's ability to function in space and 3) to recover both man and spacecraft safely.
However, three weeks after Alan Shepard's first U.S. human suborbital flight, on May 5, 1961, and with only 15 minutes of U.S. space flight experience, President John F. Kennedy announced the goal of landing a man on the moon before the end of the decade.
www.thespaceplace.com /history/mercury2.html   (197 words)

 MASCO - Medical Academic and Scientific Community Organization, Inc.
These trace amounts of mercury tend to collect in the organic material (biomass) that may be present in waste piping systems and, as a consequence, can slough off into the wastewater stream at any time.
One of the innovative aspects of this project involved the MWRA's and hospitals' willingness to suspend their usual rules of engagement by moving beyond the traditional use of enforcement mechanisms including fines as the primary means of pursuing compliance.
The Technology Identification Subgroup Report is a companion document to the Pretreatment Guidance Manual and presents information on the chemistry of mercury in wastewater and on the results of bench-scale feasibility tests of six mercury pretreatment technologies on samples of clinical laboratory wastewater.
www.masco.org /mercury   (989 words)

 Project Mercury Documents
Initiated in 1958, completed in 1963, Project Mercury was the United States' first man-in-space program.
Project Mercury produced America's first astronauts, the "Mercury Seven," Carpenter, Cooper, Glenn, Grissom, Schirra, Shepard, and Slayton.
The objectives of the program, which made six manned flights from 1961 to 1963, were: To orbit a manned spacecraft around Earth; To investigate man's ability to function in space; To recover both man and spacecraft safely.
www.paperlessarchives.com /mercury.html   (194 words)

 About Mercury In Schools Project
Key project activities included: creating and maintaining a basinwide clearinghouse for information relating to reducing mercury usage, increasing mercury recycling and improving mercury management in schools, and educating students and teachers about eliminating mercury; and conducting workshops for educators and agency staff based on a new mercury curriculum package.
In 2001 funding was provided to extend the mercury in schools education and outreach program to the rest of the country.
The mercury in schools curriculum package has been revised and expanded to provide a national focus on the mercury issue.
www.mercuryinschools.uwex.edu /project/index.htm   (509 words)

 SLS :: Research Initiatives :: Applications :: MERCURY
Mercury converses with the user until sufficient information is available to obtain information from the flight database.
Mercury: United Airlines flight 7282 leaves New York's Kennedy at 7:00 pm and arrives in Boston at 8:31 pm.
Mercury has access to databases of currently available flights from the SABRE Travel Information Network and from the Travelocity web page.
groups.csail.mit.edu /sls/applications/mercury.shtml   (860 words)

 Mercury Highlights   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The researcher controls which metadata/documentation files are shared with Mercury by maintaining a simple list of URLs in a text file, known as a "locator file." The researcher must notify the Mercury staff by telephone or email of the URL of the locator file itself.
Mercury’s low level of effort and minimal disruption to data providers are two of its most attractive features.
Mercury staff will guide users in learning how to create files with XML “data islands” in HTML, but they also recognize this can be tedious to do manually.
mercury.ornl.gov /highlights.htm   (1247 words)

 Mercury Creations : Website Design and Internet Development Ireland
Mercury Creations design and produce high quality, fast and affordable websites.
Mercury Creations specialists in Website design, e-commerce solutions, database development and windows applications.
Mercury Creations Ireland deliver a professional web solutions and website design in Ireland.
www.mercurycreations.com   (109 words)

 Chapter 13 -- The Americans Respond
Project Mercury with the mission of placing a human into orbit and return him to Earth basically to see what the effects of space would be on the human body.
No single space project in this period will be more impressive to mankind, or more important for the long-range exploration of space; and none will be so difficult or expensive to accomplish...
In the U.S., Project Mercury continued, because NASA managers under the old Truman Appointee, James Webb, needed the program as a stepping stone to the Moon.
www.space.edu /projects/book/chapter13.html   (1586 words)

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