The "Mercury Seven"
Autographed publicity photograph of the "Mercury Seven" - (standing, left to right) Alan B. Shepard, Jr.; Walter M. Schirra, Jr.; John H. Glenn, Jr.; (seated, left to right) Virgil I. Grissom; M. Scott Carpenter; Donald K. Slayton; Leroy G. Cooper, Jr., circa 1959. A model of an Atlas launch vehicle with Mercury capsule sits on a table in the foreground.]
Image Number: NASM-9A11575
Credit: National Air and Space Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
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