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Donald  K. Slayton typed manuscript on Project Mercury

 Unprocessed — Box: 1 mss box
Identifier: 20130614.1

Content Description

Includes one undated manuscript comprised of 11 typed pages. It is titled, "Status of Project Mercury From the Test Pilot's Viewpoint" appears to be a paper given at a conference, possibly the 1959 meeting of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots. The paper discusses the original objectives of Project Mercury, delays the project is experiencing --specifically delays in the initial capsule delivery, outlines general problem areas with the program thus far, and discusses pilot training requirements.  It contains hand written edits and notations throughout.

Acquisition Type



Acquired 2013.

Restrictions Apply



  • circa 1959



1.00 items (1 folder) : Typed manuscript

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