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Mercury 7 Astronaut Donald Kent " Deke" Slayton
Astronaut Virgil "Gus" Grissom
Astronaut Soctt Carpenter's Full Flight aboard Aurora 7
Leaving Hangar S Altitude Chamber Jan. 1963
Readying for an altitude test of the Apollo Command Module in KSC's Manned Spacecraft Operations Building Altitude Chamber Image/Credit/NASA
Gemini VI Splashdown in Western
Atlantic Recover Area 10:29 am EST
Dec. 6, 1965 a 25 hr. 52 min.
Space Mission. Astronaut Thomas Stafford was also aboard but is not in view with Astronaut Command Pilot Wally Schirra. They arrived aboard the carrier USS WASP. Also in image are two McDonnell Douglas Technicians who are assisting.
Astronauts share their memories in their own words.
Feb. 20, 1962 9:47am John Glenn enters Frienshjip 7 capsule at Complex 14 to begin his historic flight. Image/Credit?NASA
Mercury 7 Astronaut John Glenn
Mercury 7 Astronaut Walter "Wally" Martin Schirra Jr.
Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard, Deke Slayton
Mercury 7 Astronaut Gordon "Gordo" Cooper
Astronaut Gordon Cooper's Faith 7 Prayer:
" I would like to take this time to say
a little prayer for all the people, including
myself, involved in this launch and this
operation. Father, thank You for the success
we have had flying this flight. Thank You
for the privilege of being able to be in
this position, to be up in this wondrous
place seeing this many startling,wondrous
things that You've created. Help guide
and direct all of us that we may shape
our lives to be good. That we may be much
better Christians, learn to help one another,
to work with one another, rather than to
fight. Help us to complete this mission
successfully. Help us in our future space
endeavors that we may show the world that
a democracy really can compete, and still
are able to do things in a big way, are able to
do research and development, and can conduct various scientific, very technical programs in a completely peaceful environment. Be with all our families. Give them guidance and
encouragement, and let them know that everything will be Okay. We ask in Thy name. Amen.
Mercury 7 AstronautScott Carpenter
Hangar S Crew Quarters with Al Rochford prior to his Mercury - Atlas 7 Flight Image/redit/NASA
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Astronaut John Glenn later enteres space aboard the shuttle Discovery on Oct. 29,1998 at the age of 77 and lived on the Space Station where studies were conducted on astronaut glenn to further our understanding of aging.
John Glenn's Dr. In Space Former Boston Physician Scott Parazynski remembers his crewmate.
Memories of Apollo Engineers