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April 9 1959 NASA Introduces First Astronauts


On April 9th 1959, America’s first seven astronauts were introduced to the public. They were Scott Carpenter, L. Gordon Cooper Jr, John H. Glenn Jr, Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Walter Schirra Jr, Alan Shepard Jr, and Donald Slayton. They were all military pilots, selected to take part in Project Mercury, America’s first manned space program. The … Continue reading

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