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From ancient astronomers to fantasy authors to modern-day scientists, visionaries dreamed for centuries about travel beyond Earth into outer space. On a spring day in 1959, America's fledgling space agency introduced seven military test pilots who would turn the stuff of science fiction into the "right stuff," launching the nation into the future.
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A test version of NASA’s Orion spacecraft is hitting the road for the next few weeks, making its way across the country to recovery tests off the coast of California.
As the second American to orbit the Earth and one of the "Original 7" Mercury astronauts, Scott Carpenter was one of the icons of NASA's early efforts to explore the new frontier of space.
Malcolm Scott Carpenter, one of the original seven astronauts to go into space, has died at the age of 88. His death leaves John H. Glen Jr. as the sole surviving member of NASA’s first class of astronauts.
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John Glenn is a former United States Marine Corps pilot, astronaut and United States senator who was the first American and third person to orbit the Earth. He was born as John Herschel Glenn, Jr. on July 18, 1921 in Cambridge, Ohio. Glenn met a girl named Anna Margaret Castor during his public schooling, and together they played in the school band. Glenn finished high school and studied chemistry at Muskingum College. He then went on to earn his private pilot's license in 1941. On April 6,...
Gordon Cooper was an American engineer and astronaut, and was the first American to sleep in orbit. He was born Leroy Gordon Cooper, Jr. on March 6, 1927 in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America and achieved the second highest rank of Life Scout. He attended the University of Hawaii and completed three years of coursework before he received an Army commission. Cooper met his first wife Trudy and married her in 1947. Together they had two children, Camala and Janita....
Alan Shepard was a naval aviator and NASA astronaut. He was the second person, and the first American, in space. He was also the fifth person to walk on the moon. He was born Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr. on November 18, 1923 in Derry, New Hampshire. Upon his completion of high school, Shepard's continuing education would last several more years. He started at the United States Naval Academy, where he received his Bachelor degree in 1944. In 1945, Shepard married his sweetheart, Louise Brewer....
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