Project Mercury Memorial

Project Mercury Memorial (HM24IG)

Location: Titusville, FL 32796 Brevard County
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Country: United States of America
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N 28° 36.825', W 80° 48.254'

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Mercury Project

Initiated in 1958, completed in 1963. Project Mercury was United States' first man-in-space program. Over 2,000,000 people from many government agencies and aerospace corporations combining their skills and experiences into the national effort.

These objectives of the program, which made six manned flights and 20 unmanned flights from 1961 to 1963, were specific:

· To orbit a manned spacecraft around the earth;
· To investigate man's ability to function in space;
· To recover both man and spacecraft safely.


Malcom Scott Carpenter
Second American to orbit the earth
Born: Boulder, CO May 1, 1925
Mercury Flight-May 24, 1962 4 Hours 56 Minutes - 3 Orbits
Launch Vehicle - Mercury-Atlas7 Spacecraft - Aurora 7

Walter Marty Schirra, Jr.
Born: Hackensack, NJ Mar 12, 1923
Mercury Flight - Oct. 3, 1962, 9 Hours 13 Minutes -6 Orbits
Launch Vehicle - Mercury-Atlas 8 Spacecraft-Sigma 7



Dedication plaque
This exhibit is dedicated as a permanent tribute to all the men and women of the Project Mercury Team whose extraordinary efforts successfully launched America's Manned Space Flight Program.
Dedicated this



12th Day of May 1996 by the U.S. Space Walk of Fame Foundation
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HM NumberHM24IG
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Year Placed1996
Placed ByCity of Titusville and the U.S. Space Walk of Fame Foundation
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Date Added Thursday, January 11th, 2018 at 7:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17R E 519138 N 3165209
Decimal Degrees28.61375000, -80.80423333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 28° 36.825', W 80° 48.254'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds28° 36' 49.5" N, 80° 48' 15.24" W
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Area Code(s)321, 407
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 55 Broad St, Titusville FL 32796, US
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