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Mercury-Atlas 9 was the fourth and final manned orbital flight of the Mercury program. The flight objectives were to:
(1) evaluate the effects on the astronaut of approximately one day in orbital flight;
(2) verify that man can function for an extended period in space as a primary operating system of the spacecraft; and,
(3) evaluate in a manned one-day mission the combined performance of the astronaut and a Mercury spacecraft specifically modified for the mission…
Hi Mike! Your podcast is absolutely amazing! Congratulations!
After listening to your Mercury mission chapters, I was wondering what happened to Deke Slayton. He was the only one of the Mercury Seven who did not fly into space and I wonder why. Maybe you should comment on that on later chapters.
You are doing a fantastic job! Thank you!
Thanks for the kind words. Deke was grounded in 1962 because of an irregular heart rhythm. He did eventually get to fly on the Apollo-Soyuz Test flight. If I remember, I will mentioned it on the podcast.