Walter M. "Wally" Schirra, one of the original seven astronauts for Mercury Project selected by NASA on April The (Mercury-Atlas) mission with Sigma 7 spacecraft was the third marned orbital flight by the United States, and made the six orbits in hours.
The Seven Sisters, also known as the Pleiades star cluster, pooling over Reunion & Mauritius Islands in a moonlit Indian Ocean captured by NASA astronaut Karen Nyberg from the International Space Station GMT 25 August Fragile Oasis
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
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)
Personnel in Hangar S at Cape Canaveral, Florida prepare Wally Schirra's Mercury 8 capsule nicknamed "Sigma for delivery to the launch pad to be mated to the Atlas launch vehicle. (Great Images in NASA)
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.