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NASA selected Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper in 1959 as one of the 7 astronauts for their Mercury Project. In 1 1/2 days, the Faith 7 spacecraft orbited the Earth 22 times. (photo: NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Collection)

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Mercury Spacecraft, designed and built by McDonnell, St. Louis for NASA. 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.

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DIY Mercury Glass

DIY Mercury glass mason jars. Looking glass spray paint, equal parts vinegar/water spray bottle. Spray with water mix then add light coat of spray paint. Allow to dry. Use a paper towel to wipe away bubbled areas for completed look.

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The World Mercury Project with Robert Kennedy, Jr.

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DIY Faux Mercury Glass Mirror

DIY faux mercury glass mirror from an old window. Learn how to make one with spray paint at AttaGirlSays.com

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John Glenn's Mercury mission was the first American space flight around the world. #Infographic

John Glenn's Mercury mission was the first American space flight around the world. #Infographic

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