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Pioneering Mercury Astronauts Launched Future Of America
2014-05-05 04:00:29

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.

Scott Carpenter, One Of The Original Seven NASA Astronauts, Dies
2013-10-11 06:17:54

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.

Remembering Gordon Cooper 50 Years After Mercury Mission
2013-05-14 12:26:58

Astronaut Gordon Cooper launched aboard the final Mercury mission May 15, 1963, logging in more time in space than all the previous Mercury astronauts combined. He flew the Faith 7 spacecraft around the Earth 22 times and logged in over 34 hours in space.

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2010-05-04 08:34:43

Guenter Wendt, the legendary pad leader who often was the last person astronauts saw before going into space, died at his home Monday morning in Merritt Island, Fla, within a few miles of NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

2009-09-01 14:15:00

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), today delivered USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8) to the U.S. Navy. The ship is named in honor of the fifth American launched into space, Navy Captain Walter M.

2009-03-09 13:30:00

SAN DIEGO, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics NASSCO, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), yesterday launched the U.S. Navy's newest supply ship, USNS Wally Schirra (T-AKE 8), during a christening ceremony at the shipyard.

2007-05-06 06:00:08

By Dan Rodricks, The Baltimore Sun May 6--Iknow what happens to certain judges of the District Court of Maryland. Boredom starts to build.

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2007-05-05 19:40:00

More than two dozen former astronauts assembled Saturday at the Kennedy Space Center to honor the Astronaut Hall of Fame's newest inductees also remembered Wally Schirra, one of the space program's legendary old-timers.

2006-10-11 09:25:00

"She is riding like a dream." So said mission commander Walter Schirra as Apollo 7 rocketed into history on Oct. 11, 1968.


Word of the Day
inwit
  • Inward knowledge; understanding; conscience.
The word 'inwit' comes from Middle English inwit ("mind, reason, intellect, understanding; soul, spirit; feeling; the collection of inner faculties; one of five inner faculties; one of the outer bodily senses.; inward awareness of right or wrong, conscience"), from Old English *inwitt, inġewitnes ("consciousness, conscience, knowledge, knowing"), equivalent to in- +‎ wit. (Wiktionary)
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