Here are some incredible vintage stamps commemorating the Space Program.

Space Twins

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The Mercury Project Stamp!

The Mercury Project Stamp!

Russian Sputnik Stamp

Russian Sputnik Stamp

First Man on the Moon Stamp

First Man on the Moon Stamp

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Here are some more incredible images of the Mercury Project astronauts.  I’m obsessed with the old space suits!

The original Mercury astronauts - John Glenn, Virgil Gus Grissom, Alan Shepard, Scott Carpenter, Walter Schirra, Donald Deke Slayton, Gordon Cooper.

The original Mercury astronauts - John Glenn, Virgil Gus Grissom, Alan Shepard, Scott Carpenter, Walter Schirra, Donald Deke Slayton, Gordon Cooper.

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LIFE Magazine September 14, 1959

LIFE Magazine September 14, 1959

LIFE Magazine Space Wives - September 1959

LIFE Magazine Space Wives - September 21, 1959

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The Mercury Project Astronauts

I found these really cool photographs of Mercury Project astronauts Gus & Virgil Grissom with suit technician Joe Schmidt on Apollo Mission Photos. The Mercury Missions were the United States first attempt at putting a man into orbit around the earth. The program ran from 1959-1963. The Mercury-Atlas 6 mission was the first flight to achieve the goal. The astronaut suits along with the undergarments are unbelievable. It must have been a real thrill to have the challenge of designing something with such advanced function and technology.

Astronaut Virgil Grissom suits up with technician Joe Schmitt

Astronaut Virgil Grissom suits up with technician Joe Schmidt. I love the insulation details on the undergarments.

Spacemen Al Shepard and John Glenn in front of the MR-4 Capsul at Mercury Mission Control.  Check out the skinny ties and French cuffs! 

Gus Grissom with suit technician Joe Schmidt

Gus Grissom with suit technician Joe Schmidt. These suits were all full pressure.