History in the First Person – The Mercury Program
Grades: 6 - 12

Who were the individuals who pioneered this amazing program that put Americans into space? What inspired them to do their work? How did they design the spacecraft and the systems that would rocket a man into orbit and safely bring him back to Earth? What were their challenges? What were their triumphs? In this program, your students will get the chance to explore these questions and more as they learn directly from engineers who daily applied the process of scientific inquiry to design and build a spacecraft from scratch.