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.; Convair F-106B D


Collection Item Summary:

Matted and autographed photograph of the "Mercury Seven" during training at NASA Langley Research Center - (standing, left to right) M. Scott Carpenter; Leroy G. Cooper, Jr.; John H. Glenn, Jr.; Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom; Walter M. Schirra, Jr.; Alan B. Shepard, Jr.; and Donald K. "Deke" Slayton; January 20, 1961. The astronauts stand in front of a one-quarter left front view of the Convair F-106B-75-CO Delta Dart (r/n 59-0158).

Collection Item Long Description:


  • Space flight
  • Astronauts
  • Astronautics

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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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