Okay, so they were treated like superstars, featured on magazine covers, and some of them occasionally cheated on their wives… but, as this video snippet from the archives shows, life wasn’t all a bowl of cherries for the Mercury Seven. NASA: what were you trying to do to them?
I put this video together back in 2012 using iMovie 9 and some very, very lo-res footage – but it has a certain charm, I think. Do let me know if you agree! MP