LIFE Magazine September 14, 1959

LIFE Magazine September 14, 1959 Mercury 7 Space Astronauts


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Pg… 26 THE WEEK'S EVENTS: The Astronauts?Ready to Make History. The Editors of LIFE Start a Continuing Exclusive Personal Account of Man's Greatest Adventure. The Seven Astronauts Tell Their Stories and Their Rigorous Training is Shown in Color Photographs by Ralph Morse

Pg… 44 THE WEEK'S EVENTS: Ike's Way as the Free World's First Personage?and What He Achieved in Europe. By John Osborne, LIFE Staff Writer

Pg… 53 THE WEEK'S EVENTS: Killings by a Teen–Age "Cape Man" Stun New York with a Continuation of Senseless Gang Brutality

Pg… 56 THE WEEK'S EVENTS: Laos Faces Beefed–Up Communist Onslaught: a Hard–Pressed Kingdom Pleads for U.N. Troops to Save Its Independence

Pg… 63 THE WEEK'S EVENTS: An Underwater Treasure Haul: Skindivers Discover Wreck of a Spanish Galleon is Waters Off Bermuda

Pg… 48 EDITORIALS: Politics and the Better Life

Pg… 48 EDITORIALS: Opportunity for the Gifted

Pg… 102 PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAYS: Russian Orthodox Church: a Splendor Captured by the Communists. Photographed for LIFE by Cornell Capa

Pg… 157 PHOTOGRAPHIC ESSAYS: Birth Pangs at Detroit for a New Economy Car: Ford's Young Creative Team Fools the Pressure in Big Auto Battle. Photographed by Cornell Capa

Pg… 135 ARTICLE: My Four Years in Church Attic; Chinese Student Describes His Self–Exile in Ann Arbor, Mich. By Chheng Guan Lim

Pg… 69 FASHION: Snappy Wrap–Around for Suzy: a Glamor Style of 20 Years Ago is Revived and Modeled by Miss Parker

Pg… 131 MOVIES: Clean–Cut Kids in a Bedroom Farce: Debbie Reynolds and Glenn Ford in It Started with a Kiss

Pg… 143 CLOSE–UP: Student and Teacher of Human Ways: Anthropologist Margaret Mead, America's Best–Known Woman Scientist, Gives Modern America Some Tips for Improvement

Pg… 151 SPORTS: Tennis Loses Its Audience: "Big Game's" Killing Serve and Volley are the Causes; Experts Propose New Rules. By Marshall Smith, LIFE Sports Editor

Pg… 167 BOOKS: Provocative Girl of Israel: with a Frank Novel about Army Life, 20–Year–Old Yael Dayan Becomes the Sagan of a New Israeli Generation

Pg… 175 PARTY: Islanders Kick Up Heels: Families on Hickory Island Near Detroit have a Day of Old–Fashioned Late Summer Fun

Pg… 12 OTHER DEPARTMENTS: Speaking of Pictures: Eyes Out for Trouble

Pg… 16 OTHER DEPARTMENTS: Letters to the Editors

Pg… 178 OTHER DEPARTMENTS: Miscellany: a Beat Swimmer from Borneo

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