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Jim_Voce
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posted 01-10-2018 08:24 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim_Voce   Click Here to Email Jim_Voce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra and Gordon Cooper all performed manual control functions during their orbital Mercury flights.

But what about Alan Shepard and Gus Grissom? Their flights were just 15 minutes long. Were their flights fully automated or did they perform any manual control functions?

mercsim
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posted 01-10-2018 08:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mercsim   Click Here to Email mercsim     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They also performed manual control checks. It's documented well in the mission reports. They are available online. Just google them.

Jim Behling
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posted 01-11-2018 12:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jim Behling   Click Here to Email Jim Behling     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mercsim:
They are available online.
It's funny how easy that is. Never the less, Shepard was the first person to manually control a spacecraft.

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