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.
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