An Evening With Two Mercury Astronauts

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    The 2011 John H. Glenn lecture featured a moderated conversation with two of NASA's original Mercury astronauts: John Glenn and Scott Carpenter. Fifty years after the first human spaceflights, they shared stories about their selection as astronauts, the first human spaceflights, and their careers in and out of spaceflight. This lecture was presented in the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's Lockheed Martin IMAX(r) Theater on June 23, 2011.

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    1. jack greene

      Just rewatched The Right Stuff...great movie, but pales in comparison to hearing these Great American Heroes speak. God Bless ALL of our heroes. May they rest in peace and may we honor their achievements and sacrifice.

    2. Shawn Cheng

      great person!

    3. Conal Fawcett

      "60 years ago in 1961" - 70 years now. 😬 How quickly time passes.

    4. Alan Hutchins

      I wonder if they ever thought they should be 'somewhere else, flying something else.....'..??

    5. Sonny Delight

      Scott Carpenter, the coolest of cucumbers. When told that his heat shield may have become detached (Meaning he's about to burn up entering the atmosphere) he calmly stated "Oh my, I hope not".

    6. liquidbraino

      52:39 Alan Shepard looks like Ringo Starr in this image.

    7. liquidbraino

      "Were competing with Archie and Jughead"

    8. Jay Wulf

      Yuck...12 minutes in it turns into an ugly USA USA USA brainwash propaganda. Sad.

    9. Nathan Roberts

      Because Alan shepard on freedom 7 and which he took first photograph in orbit may5th 1961

    10. ers601

      Scott Carpenter was one of the more ethereal, sentient, multi-dimensional and interesting of the seven. If I had an opportunity to have dinner with any of the seven Mercury astronauts, it would have been Carpenter. R.I.P.

    11. FreemonSandlewould

      Glenn was a democrat senator from Ohio which is not exactly a lefty haven. Thus I would have to conclude as with McPain he really would not have been elected without some chicanery. But compared with what we have now at least the guy took his own god damned risks with his life.

    12. Roy Hall

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    13. FalconKPD

      I wish I could have met them

    14. Brad Watson

      "John Glenn born 1921" was part of Seal #3: Unified String Theory: 21 or 19 Dimensions & Aspects of Spacetime - Physics' 'Theory of 'Everything'. See 7seals.blogspot.com - only the returned Christ & Albert Einstein reincarnated could produce that. It's triggered The Apocalypse/Revelation which is NOT the 'end of the world'. COVID-19 was added to Seal #4: S=19 (18.6) Theory.

      1. Brad Watson

        @John Litwiniec Again, see 7seals.blogspot.com - only the returned Christ & Albert Einstein reincarnated could produce that. It's triggered The Apocalypse/Revelation which is NOT the 'end of the world'. COVID-19 was added to Seal #4: S=19 (18.6) Theory.

      2. John Litwiniec

        What is your deal dude?

    15. bernie Mahoney

      16 g's. Gee !!

    16. Boadiccea

      Legends!

    17. Neri Villa

      RIP

    18. Anne Bowman

      It was so wonderful to hear what they had to say, and I love the humorous observations they made about the training.. What amazing men..

    19. David Peter

      John Glenn should have been a President.

    20. Jodie Browne

      Cool♥★

    21. Don Matejek

      If John Glenn was alive today, he would be a Republican senator!

      1. ers601

        I doubt it, not with today’s screwed up Senate.

      2. SawdEndymon 1312

        Keep politics out of this

    22. Phil Moore

      2020 - still fantastic

    23. Mar Nev

      Was a pleasure to watch this video! Thank you very much for sharing! 😃👍

    24. MichaelKingsfordGray

      Awesome interviewer! Few Ums and Errs, sensible questions. Cute, too.

    25. Abraham Edelstein

      All the old man jokes John Glenn had to take and he outlived them all.

      1. Larry Hall

        Yes! Interesting that during testing for astronaut selection, Glenn and Carpenter were the top in regards to physical fitness. Fitting that they lived the longest.

    26. CrystalsOfGaea

      Chemical engineer and NASA’s oldest active astronot at age 62, Don Petitt says, “I’d go to the moon in a nanosecond. The problem is we don’t have the technology to do that anymore. We used to but we destroyed that technology and it’s a painful process to build it back again.”

    27. cat mom

      RIP to the Mercury astronauts. They were the best of the best, "The Right Stuff."

    28. Chris Poleson

      Thanks, very educational. Such brave men

    29. Truelove

      JUST STOP ALREADY! you tube video: NASA ADMITS WE NEVER WENT TO THE MOON Better Mankind 2.8M views1 year ago Unlike all of the other proof over the years about the moon landing hoax, this video will examine how NASA themselves have ..

      1. yummybeers

        Ah jeez...

      2. Nate S

        Truelove NASA admits themselves? Please prove it, if this is about how they “lost the technology” you need to know a few things, the guys that did the first one are mostly dead, and would change things on the original rockets, often not writing the changes on the main blueprints, The whole operation was extensively in the minds of the engineers, making it hard to exactly replicate the same thing without new tests.

    30. pearlmax

      An evening with two frauds.

      1. Thomas Reagan

        pearlmax a post by one shithead

      2. Shane jarvis

        pearlmax Dickhead

    31. J Shepard

      Glenn is 89 here. It's absolutely amazing how sharp he was at that age, recalling technical aspects of the Mercury program from 50 years before.

      1. Brad Watson

        GOD=7_4, 7/4=July 4th or 7 April 30 AD when Jesus(74=J10+E5+S19+U21+S19) the Jewish(74) Messiah(74) was nailed on(74) the Cross(74=C3+R18+O15+S19+S19). Freemasons led NASA and they encoded GOD=7_4 in many ways: 7 Mercury Astronauts & 4 weren't Air Force/4 weren't Navy. Apollo 7 was the first manned Apollo & 4 missions later, Apollo 11 was the first to land on Moon at 4:17 EDT. Apollo 13 miraculously returned to Earth on 4/17. Alan(4 letters) B.(1) Shepard(7), John(4) F.(1) Kennedy(7), Yuri(4) A.(1) Gagarin(7). Jesus' real Birthday was 4/17/6 BC. Space Shuttle held 7 crew/4 more than previous Apollo. Orion holds 4 astronauts. Neil Armstrong = kneel arm strong. Buzz Aldrin is a 33rd Degree Mason(47) and he took communion after landing on the Moon and before walking on it. GOD=7_4 Theory at GOD704.fandom.com & Seal #2 at 7seals.blogspot.com . Only the returned Christ & Albert Einstein reincarnated could produce that. It's triggered The Apocalypse/Revelation which is NOT the 'end of the world'. COVID-19 is part of Seal #4: S=19 (18.6) Theory.

    32. J Shepard

      8:40 Begin here.

    33. kev3d

      Sad. All the Mercury 7 are now gone, as are almost half of the Gemini and several of the Apollo Astronauts including Neil Armstrong and Gene Cernan. We are losing our heroes, and more sadly, we don't have new ones.

    34. tarful58

      My heros. Mercury 7 Astronauts.

    35. Igor Flexus

      Heroes! Thank you for uploading.

    36. Herman Morales

      Well all I can add is: How lucky to be born at just the right time. To be part of the "Right Stuff".

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    37. Jordy Schaap

      RIP to both of them. Can't believe that such important hero's are not living anymore. In fact all the Mercury astronauts are past away sadly. God bless them

      1. SIMPLY Takuma

        But now, i see more videos about Apollo 11, 13 and Gene Kranz, the Blackbird SR-71 Pilots and more, love it also to see Adam Savage (from Mythbusters) is visiting those places on his own channel (Tested its called).

      2. Brad Watson

        "John Glenn born 1921" was part of Seal #3: Unified String Theory: 21 or 19 Dimensions & Aspects of Spacetime - Physics' 'Theory of 'Everything'. See 7seals.blogspot.com - only the returned Christ & Albert Einstein reincarnated could produce that. It's triggered The Apocalypse/Revelation which is NOT the 'end of the world'. COVID-19 was added to Seal #4: S=19 (18.6) Theory.

    38. awuma

      32:12 The big size of the R-7 compared with the Atlas was due to an over-estimate by Andrei Sakharov of the mass of the H-bomb.

      1. Scottrchrdsn

        Interesting.

    39. OPRHQ

      Godspeed Scott Carpenter and long live John Glenn

      1. MichaelKingsfordGray

        Gods are imaginary.

    40. Scottrchrdsn

      These men (including the rest of the Mercury 7) were highly overrated. I will say though that Scott Carpenter did provide some variety to an otherwise somewhat bland group.

      1. Scottrchrdsn

        Buried the bodies of the men I killed because they pissed me off. Like you.

      2. Richard Cook

        people like you are highly overrated. what have you accomplished that would compare to what they did?

    41. Sean Bad

      The education thing is the part that gets me, I see kids in the western world hate school and I see kids in the east who go to school and then 5 hours a day in after school education. These two guys were part of the first seven hero's who have paved the way, but the only way I see NASA still ruling is by doing what they did to get these two guys into space..............import the knowledge

    42. horipet

      I remember the Mercury missions, and poring over the newspaper clippings I’d pasted in my ‘Space’ album. So I’m delighted that my friend Lauren Oliver is making a movie about a fictional Mercury astronaut. And no digital nonsense - it will be shot on 35mm b/w FILM. “The story begins hours away from the last rocket launch of the Mercury era--1963. NASA discovers that Fletcher is hiding something: a critical health problem that violates every medical regulation known. The launch is held up while Fletcher stews in his capsule and the flight surgeon on the ground tries to make connections that will shut down the astronaut's dreams for good. Will the dreamer triumph against the dreamless?” While the characters are fictional, the setting is real and meticulously researched. They’ve even gotten help from someone who was actually there: Rene Carpenter, the widow of Project Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter. I recently met two of the talented and charming actors, and I’m privileged to have read the script - it’s splendid. Please Google: Kickstarter T-minus.

    43. morgandude2

      Couldn't agree more, toreibjo. So sad.

    44. toreibjo

      Makes me wanna cry that this has only 7460 views since June 2011. While all kinds of unimportant nonsensical human manure easily surpasses millions in here. Watch this if you are the tiniest bit of a world-patriot. It contains at least two, of the worlds biggest pioneers and heroes.

      1. Michael Barnhart

        We are a world of the 10 second attention span. Tik-Tok is more relevant to the new generation now.

      2. Brad Watson

        "John Glenn born 1921" was part of Seal #3: Unified String Theory: 21 or 19 Dimensions & Aspects of Spacetime - Physics' 'Theory of 'Everything'. See 7seals.blogspot.com - only the returned Christ & Albert Einstein reincarnated could produce that. It's triggered The Apocalypse/Revelation which is NOT the 'end of the world'. COVID-19 was added to Seal #4: S=19 (18.6) Theory.

      3. Yassine

        Absolutely. Such an amazing thing we have an interview with two heroes. Those guys were pioneers. They ventured in the unknown

    45. chap666ish

      I wish you could like this twice. Or ten times.

    46. Nathan Williams

      Great to see this - and thank you for sharing it. I'd love to be as mobile and lucid as these gentlemen if I ever get to that age. RIP Scott Carpenter.

    47. Renee N.

      R.I.P. Scott

    48. bob smith

      in an era where a guy who rides a bike in france is a hero,it really brings a tear to my eye to see two (now 1. scott just passed) whats funny is how much they did before mercury! and never forget all those at Edwards air base! yeager,crossfield,white!!!!

    49. bankcrisis

      Utterly brilliant, thankyou

    50. matabeleman

      awesome stuff

    51. mandaltby

      Wow what a great show, 2 legends talking so openly like they are in my living room, thanks so much for the upload .

    52. djjbzombies

      I do agree the price we pay to get astros to ISS and back is ridiculous. However the shuttle was old old tech and old hardware. We have the tech now to build a much better and much more efficient system for orbit.