8 of the surviving Apollo astronauts got together for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, and Buzz Aldrin's outfit stole the show
Eight of the surviving Apollo astronauts got together to celebrate the 50th moon landing anniversary at an event in New York City.
John Leonard Swigert, Jr. (30 August 1931–27 December 1982) - This Day in Aviation
John L. “Jack” Swigert, Jr., was born at Denver, Colorado, 30 August 1931, the first of three children of John Leonard Swigert, a physician, and Virginia Seep Swigert. Interested in aviation from an early age, he was a licensed Private Pilot at age 16. He graduated from Denver’s East High School in 1949. Jack Swigert … Continue reading John Leonard Swigert, Jr. (30 August 1931–27 December 1982) →
Gus Grissom (1926-1967) - Find A Grave Memorial
Astronaut. Grissom was a native of Mitchell, Indiana and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue. He earned the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal with cluster for his Korean service, two NASA Distinguished Service medals and the NASA Exceptional Service Medal and the Air...
Here’s a collection of rarely seen images of one of America’s first astronauts. These photos of astronaut Donald K. “Deke” Slayton come from various items that are currently in my collection of spaceflight memorabilia. Selected in 1959, Slayton was one of the original seven American astronauts (The Mercury 7). From left to right: (A) Image of Slayton taken from his first official NASA photo ID badge (Project Mercury era, circa 1960). (B) Slayton’s diplomatic passport photo (circa 1965). This…
Must-see photos of the original Mercury Seven astronauts
On April 9, 1959, NASA named its first seven astronauts. The Mercury Seven or the “Original Seven” as they were called, were: Navy aviators M. Scott Carpenter, Walter M. Schirra Jr. and Alan B. Shepard Jr.; three Air Force pilots, L. Gordon Cooper Jr., Virgil I. Grissom and Donald K. “Deke” Slayton; and Marine Corps pilot John H. Glenn Jr.