Carpenter was the backup astronaut for John Glenns
first American orbital flight. Additional
Chamberlin was head of the Space Task Groups Engineering
J. Donlan was the Associate Director of Project Mercury
L. Dryden was NASAs Deputy Administrator from
1958 to 1965.
Faget was the Chief of the Space Task Groups Flight
R. Gilruth was the Director of Project Mercury from
1959 to 1961.
H. Glenn, Jr. was the first American to orbit Earth.
Keith Glennan served as NASAs first Administrator
from 1958 to 1961.
S. Kleinknecht was the head of the Mercury Project Office
at the Manned Spacecraft Center in 1962.
E. Newell served as the deputy director of spaceflight
programs in NASAs early years and soon became the head of
space science and applications at NASA Headquarters.
A. Shorty Powers was the public affairs
officer for the Manned Spacecraft Center.
Silverstein helped create and direct the efforts leading
to the spaceflights of Project Mercury at NASA Headquarters.
C. Williams was the Space Task Groups Associate
Director of Project Mercury (Operations).