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50th Anniversary of NASA's First Astronauts - Universe Today
[/caption] This week marks the 50th anniversary of the “Mercury Seven;” NASA’s first seven astronauts. On April 9, 1959 NASA held a press conference in Washington, DC to introduce the men — Gus Grissom, Alan Shephard, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra, Deke Slayton, John Glenn and Gordon Cooper. They would become household names in the US … Continue reading "50th Anniversary of NASA’s First Astronauts"