Mercury-Redstone 3

Discussion in 'Science and Nature' started by redhat11, May 26, 2010.

  1. Recently came across this video of the first American spaceflight (Only 16 minutes long or so). The guy who put this video together synched everything together pretty damn well, so it's neat to watch the entire flight.

    [ame=""]Dailymotion - Alan Shepard, Mercury-Redstone 3, full launch. - une vidéo Hi-Tech et Science@@AMEPARAM@@[/ame]
  2. very cool, nice find! when's my turn on that ride?! :D although I'm fairly sure that 11 (.5?) g's would melt my face off without some practice lol
  3. 11.5 G's is a waaaaay intense. I don't know if the suits in the Mercury program were anti-g or not either

  4. i know those guys were machines. I love the documentaries about all the different guys in the program at that time and how none of them wanted to be the weakest guy because they thought they would be the one to be kicked out so they push themselves so much farther than they would normally go, usually to the point of passing out and/or acting like it was nothing no matter the test.

    on a side note, soo excited to get to see the last shuttle launch. i really need to find a job that gets me up there lol

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