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.
suborbital manned space flights chat in Hangar S during preflight preparations for the MR-3 mission flown successfully by Alan Shepard, Jr. (center) on May 5, 1961. Project Mercury astronauts selected to participate in NASA's initial To his left, Mercury Astronaut John Glenn, to his right astronaut Virgil "Gus" Grissom