September 23, 2009, at the Linda Hall Library.
Commander Scott Carpenter (USN, ret.), Mercury 7 astronaut, with novelist Thomas Mallon and historian Kris Stoever.
The Mercury 7 astronauts faced a staggering array of engineering and biological uncertainties. And yet, during the early 1960s, Project Mercury enjoyed spectacular success, setting America on an accelerated course toward the moon and turning its original seven astronauts into enduring legends of the Cold War.
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