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Mercury: Ordinary Supermen 

When We Left Earth examines the history of American spaceflight starting with the X-15 rocket plane and the Mercury program.

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Himself - X-15 Test Pilot
Gene Kranz ...
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Jay Barbree ...
Christopher Kraft ...
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Scott Carpenter ...
Himself - Mercury Astronaut
Glynn Lunney ...
Himself - Flight Controller
Lowell Grissom ...
Himself - Gus Grissom's Brother
Jim Lewis ...
Himself - Helicopter Pilot
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Gordon Cooper ...
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Annie Glenn ...
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Gus Grissom ...
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When We Left Earth examines the history of American spaceflight starting with the X-15 rocket plane and the Mercury program.

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8 June 2008 (USA)  »

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Christopher Kraft: There was grave doubt in about 98 percent of the medical community that a man could perform a task while flying in zero gravity; that he would have trouble seeing, that he would have trouble swallowing, he would have trouble breathing, he would have trouble talking . . . we had to prove to the medical community that man would survive in the first place.
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