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Mercury Spacecraft, designed and built by McDonnell, St. Louis for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Signed by the six astronauts who flew in the Mercury program: Alan B Shepard, Gus Grissom, J H Glenn, Jr., Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra and Gordon Cooper

Take a look at how the first American astronauts flew in space on NASA's Mercury space capsules in this SPACE.com infographic.

|| John Glenn's Mercury mission was the first American orbital space flight

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Space, the Ultimate Visual Frontier: 70+ Amazing Infographics

An illustrated guide to all the world's major rocket systems, from physics professor Peter Alway's 1995 book Rockets of the World. Uber-high-res version here.

A cylindrical projection of Jupiter stitched together from photos taken by the Cassini spacecraft during its December 2000 flyby of the planet.

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Space, the Ultimate Visual Frontier: 70+ Amazing Infographics

NASA Space Transportation System

Vostok 1 (Russian: Восток-1, East 1 or Orient 1) - the first spaceflight in the Vostok program and the first human spaceflight in history

Every US space mission from Mercury to Apollo-Soyuz with astronauts color-coded by selection group.

Apollo One capsule***NOT Apollo 1. That Spacecraft was disassembled as in storage at a warehouse at the Langley Research Center, Langley AFB, Hampton VA. This is an Apollo CM that flew successfully, but I don't know which Mission.

|| Cosmic apparel throughout history for the American, Russian, and Chinese space programs.

Sierra Nevada Corporation is developing its Dream Chaser spaceplane to ferry astronauts to Earth orbit and to the International Space Station.