50 Years Ago Today

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Seven Heroes - All
Seven Heroes - All

Fifty years ago today, 7 “ordinary” men became legends.

How Legends Are Made

Malcolm Scott Carpenter, USN, (born 1925)
MA-7 (Aurora 7)

Leroy Gordon Cooper II, USAF, (1927 – 2004)
MA-9 (Faith 7), Gemini 5

John Herschel Glenn II, USMC, (born 1921)
MA-6 (Friendship 7), STS-95

Virgil Ivan (Gus) Grissom, USAF, (1926 – 1967)
MR-4 (Liberty Bell 7), Gemini 3, Apollo 1

Walter Marty (Wally) Schirra II, USN, (1923 – 2007)
MA-8 (Sigma 7), Gemini 6A, Apollo 7

Alan Bartlett Shepard II, USN, (1923 – 1998)
MR-3 (Freedom 7), Apollo 14

Donald Kent (Deke) Slayton, USAF, (1924 – 1993)
Apollo-Soyuz Test Project

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