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NASA Astronaut Group 2, September 17, 1962  Nine new flight personnel selected by Manned Spacecraft Center, NASA, in Houston Sept 17, 1962, are front row, left to right, Navy Lt. Charles Conrad, Jr., Air Force Major Frank Borman; NASA Test Pilot Neil Armstrong, and Navy Lt. Cmdr. John W. Young; second row, civilian test pilot Elliott M. See, Jr., Air Force Capt. James A. McDivitt, Navy Lt. Cmdr. James A. Lovell, Jr., Air Force Capt. Edward H. White II, and Air Force Capt. Thomas P. Stafford.

NASA Astronaut Group 2, September 17, 1962 Nine new flight personnel selected by Manned Spacecraft Center, NASA, in Houston Sept 17, 1962, are front row, left to right, Navy Lt. Charles Conrad, Jr., Air Force Major Frank Borman; NASA Test Pilot Neil Armstrong, and Navy Lt. Cmdr. John W. Young; second row, civilian test pilot Elliott M. See, Jr., Air Force Capt. James A. McDivitt, Navy Lt. Cmdr. James A. Lovell, Jr., Air Force Capt. Edward H. White II, and Air Force Capt. Thomas P. Stafford.

Gene Cernan and Tom Stafford, Gemini 9 and Apollo 10 crewmates. Stafford Air and Space Musuem, Weatherford, OK

Gene Cernan and Tom Stafford, Gemini 9 and Apollo 10 crewmates. Stafford Air and Space Musuem, Weatherford, OK

March 31, 1965.Gemini 3 astronauts John Young and Gus Grissom are greeted in Chicago by Hugh Dryden of NASA, Mayor Daley of Chicago, and Illinois Governor Otto Kerner.

March 31, 1965.Gemini 3 astronauts John Young and Gus Grissom are greeted in Chicago by Hugh Dryden of NASA, Mayor Daley of Chicago, and Illinois Governor Otto Kerner.

NASA Apollo 8 Crew Recovery Training, 1968 (l-to-r: Frank Borman, Bill Anders, Jim Lovell)

NASA Apollo 8 Crew Recovery Training, 1968 (l-to-r: Frank Borman, Bill Anders, Jim Lovell)

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Barack Obama Photos Photos: Obama Meets With Apollo 11 Astronauts In The White House

In September 1959, five of the seven Mercury astronauts visited the Convair plant in San Diego. They later went skiing in Mission Bay. John Glenn is in the middle of the back row, with a white towel around his neck. Wally Schirra, Jr. is to his left, also wearing a towel. Kneeling, from left to right, are fellow astronauts Scott Carpenter, Gus Grissom and Alan Shepard, Jr. Bill Johnson, who arranged the outing, is on the far right, in the white shirt. Steve Morgan

In September 1959, five of the seven Mercury astronauts visited the Convair plant in San Diego. They later went skiing in Mission Bay. John Glenn is in the middle of the back row, with a white towel around his neck. Wally Schirra, Jr. is to his left, also wearing a towel. Kneeling, from left to right, are fellow astronauts Scott Carpenter, Gus Grissom and Alan Shepard, Jr. Bill Johnson, who arranged the outing, is on the far right, in the white shirt. Steve Morgan

John Young and Michael Collins - Gemini 10 - endearingly awkward studio portrait

John Young and Michael Collins - Gemini 10 - endearingly awkward studio portrait

Neil Armstrong and Gene Cernan First man on the Moon with the Last Man on the Moon

Neil Armstrong and Gene Cernan First man on the Moon with the Last Man on the Moon

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