The Mercury 7
On April 9, 1959, the National
Aeronautics and Space Administration introduced
seven military test pilots as the first U.S.
Those seven men were:
Navy Lieutenant Malcolm
Air Force Captain Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr.
Marine Lieutenant Colonel John Herschel Glenn, Jr.
Air Force Captain Virgil
Navy Lieutenant Commander Walter Marty Schirra,
Navy Lieutenant Commander Alan
Bartlett Shepard, Jr.
Air Force Captain Donald Kent Slayton
Malcolm Scott Carpenter
John Herschel Glenn, Jr.
Virgil Ivan Grissom
Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr.
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