â€˘ Published for the fiftieth anniversary of the Mercury program: Project Mercury ran from 1959 through 1963, put the first American in space, and defined NASAâ€™s manned space flights to come, from Gemini through Apollo. In We Seven, first published in 1962, the astronauts take readers behind the scenes of this pioneering programâ€”even into the space capsules themselves. â€˘ Fascinating firsthand accounts: The astronauts describe the exhilarating launches, hair-raising challenges, and incredible successes of Project Mercuryâ€”from breaking through the earthâ€™s atmosphere to panicking when a hatch blows. But Project Mercury was more than the heroism of individual missions. In We Seven, Americaâ€™s original astronauts share with usâ€”as only they canâ€”the hopes and dreams of the U.S. at the dawn of a new era.