Latest "Project Mercury" stories

Apollo 11 at 50: Celebrating first steps on another world
Hundreds of millions tuned in to radios or watched the grainy black-and-white images on TV as Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969, in one of humanity's most glorious technological achievements.
Remembering Wally
Before he became one of the Mercury Seven, the irreverent astronaut Walter Schirra cut his teeth flying Navy fighters.