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John Glenn 50th Anniversary Retro

Original 7 astronauts in Mercury space suits photographed on December 3, 1962.  Front row, left to right, are Walter M. Schirra Jr., Donald K. Slayton, John H. Glenn, Jr., and M. Scott Carpenter. Back row, from the left, are Alan B. Shepard Jr., Virgil I.Grissom and L. Gordon Cooper Jr. EDITOR'S NOTE: Since this photo was made: Grissom died on January 27, 1967, in the Apollo 1/Saturn 204 fire at Cape Kennedy, Florida; Slayton died June 13, 1993 in League City, Texas, from complications of a brain tumor. Shepard died on July 21, 1998.  Cooper died October 4, 2004. Schirra died on May 2, 2007  Astronauts Carpenter and Glenn have either retired or resigned from the space program. United States Senator John H. Glenn Jr. (Democrat of Ohio) flew as payload specialist for the STS-95 mission of the Space Shuttle Discovery in October, 1998..Credit: NASA via CNP
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Original 7 astronauts in Mercury space suits photographed on December 3, 1962. Front row, left to right, are Walter M. Schirra Jr., Donald K. Slayton, John H. Glenn, Jr., and M. Scott Carpenter. Back row, from the left, are Alan B. Shepard Jr., Virgil I.Grissom and L. Gordon Cooper Jr. EDITOR'S NOTE: Since this photo was made: Grissom died on January 27, 1967, in the Apollo 1/Saturn 204 fire at Cape Kennedy, Florida; Slayton died June 13, 1993 in League City, Texas, from complications of a...
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Filename: 120362Original-7-Astronauts.jpg
From gallery: John Glenn 50th Anniversary Retro
Source: Consolidated News Photos
Date: 3 Dec 1962
Location: Houston Texas United States of America
Credit: NASA via CNP
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