1961 -- The first three Americans in space, Mercury astronauts, from the left, John H., Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom and Alan B. standing by Redstone rocket in their spacesuits. Photo credit: NASA NASA image use policy.
jump-suit: “lightthiscandle: “ “Alan B., peers into the window of the Mercury ‘Freedom spacecraft which he flew on May 5 The spacecraft was presented to the Smithsonian on October and placed on display in the Quonset.
Judith Resnick - April 1949 – January 1986 - was an engineer and a NASA astronaut who died in the destruction of the Space Shuttle Challenger during the launch of mission Resnik was the second American woman astronaut, logging 145 hours in orbit.
Astronaut John H., undergoes a simulated orbital flight as part of his training for Project Mercury in the Manned Spacecraft Center's procedure trainer at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. (Great Images in NASA)
Nasa | (15 Dec. 1965) —- Astronaut Walter M. Schirra Jr. (seated), command pilot of NASA’s Gemini-6 spaceflight, relaxes in the suiting trailer at Launch Complex 16 during the Gemini-6 prelaunch countdown at Cape Kennedy, Florida. He is talking with astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., chief, Astronaut Office, Manned Spacecraft Center. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration