Mercury Project, Astronauts, NASA; Shepard, Alan B., Jr.; Grissom, Virgil Ivan "Gus"; Carpenter, Malcolm Scott; Schirra, Walter Marty, Jr. "Wally"; Slayton, Donald Kent "Deke" (Major); Glenn, John Herschel, Jr.; Cooper, Leroy Gordon, Jr.. [photograph]


Collection Item Summary:

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.

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Astronautics
  • Astronauts
  • Space flight

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National Air and Space Museum Archives

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National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560



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