mercury

Mercury was the name of the first United States manned space program. Six manned Mercury missions flew between 1961 and 1963, each with a single astronaut aboard.

A Trip Through Time and Space

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In March the Explorers visited the National Museum of the United States Air Force outside of Dayton, Ohio, to learn about the early days of the manned space program and the ways—and reasons—that astronauts landed on the moon.

The Lunar Challenge

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In February the Explorers learned about the early days of the U.S. manned space program, starting with a film about one of the Apollo missions to the moon and then continuing with an outing on a frigid and snowy morning to the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

Strolling Through the Solar System

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On a beautiful sunny day, the Explorers took a stroll nearly to the edge of the solar system. And back.

Out of This World

In February 2010 the Explorers learned about the early days of the United States manned space program and the motivations and efforts that led to the moon landings.

Current weather

OH - Dayton / Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Scattered clouds, mist
  • Scattered clouds, mist
  • Temperature: 69.8 °F / 21 °C
  • Wind: Southeast, 3.5 mph
  • Pressure: 1013 hPa
  • Rel. Humidity: 100 %
  • Visibility: 4.8 km
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