Astronomy Cast Ep. 349: Mercury 7, How the US picked the first astronauts

by Susie Murph on June 16, 2014

Before the Apollo Program, there was the Gemini Program, and before Gemini came the Mercury Program. 7 elite astronauts chosen from a pool of military test pilots. How did NASA choose these original 7 men?

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