Accession Number : ADA284536


Title :   Results of the Second U.S. Manned Suborbital Space Flight, July 21, 1961


Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD=ADA284536


Report Date : 21 JUL 1961


Pagination or Media Count : 58


Abstract : The two recent manned suborbital flights, coupled with the unmanned research and development flights, have provided valuable engineering and scientific data on which the program can progress. The successful active participation of the pilots, in much the same way as in the development and testing of high performance aircraft, has greatly increased our confidence in giving man a significant role in future space flight activities. It is the purpose of this report to continue the practice of providing data to the scientific community interested in activities of this nature. Brief descriptions are presented of the Project Mercury spacecraft and flight plan. Papers are provided which parallel the presentations of data published for the first suborbital space flight. Additional information is given relating to the operational aspects of the medical support activities for the two manned suborbital space flights.


Descriptors :   *SPACE FLIGHT , *MEDICAL EXAMINATION , *SUBORBITAL TRAJECTORIES , *MANNED SPACECRAFT , *ASTRONAUTS , PERFORMANCE(HUMAN) , SPACE MISSIONS , PILOTS


Subject Categories : MEDICINE AND MEDICAL RESEARCH
      ASTRONAUTICS
      SPACECRAFT TRAJECTORIES AND REENTRY
      MANNED SPACECRAFT


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE