Project Mercury: Photos of NASA's 1st Manned Spaceflights

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Mercury Astronauts at April 9, 1959, News Conference

Credit: NASA
During the April 9, 1959 news conference that introduced the Mercury astronauts, they were asked, "Who wants to be the first man launched into space?"…Read More »

all seven raised their hands -- Walter Schirra and John Glenn raising both hands. From the left, are Donald Slayton, Alan Shepard, Schirra, Gus Grissom, Glenn, Gordon Cooper and Scott Carpenter.   Less «
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