Chronology of Selected Highlights in the First 100 American Spaceflights, 1961-1995

May 5, 1961: Freedom 7, the first piloted Mercury spacecraft (No. 7) carrying Astronaut Alan B. Shepard, Jr., was launched from Cape Canaveral by MercuryRedstone (MR3) launch vehicle, to an altitude of 115 nautical miles and a range of 302 miles. It was the first American space flight involving human beings. Shepard demonstrated that individuals can control a vehicle during …

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What is Aeronautics? What are some Engineering & Science Careers in NASA?

Definition As stated in ┬ánasa.gov, aeronautics is the study of the science of flight. Aeronautics is the method of designing an airplane or other flying machine. There are four basic areas that aeronautical engineers must understand in order to be able to design planes. To design a plane, engineers must understand all of these elements. Design Process 1 Aerodynamics. is …

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Personal timeline Project: What is a timeline?

A time line is an actual picture of events that happened in history.┬áTimeline diagrams present events shown in chronological order along a line. These events may be historic, related to a specific invention or business development, or they may be important milestones in a project. Timelines are designed to provide a broad overview of a sequence of events in time. …