The Mercury Seven

From left to right are: L. Gordon Cooper, M. Scott Carpenter, John Glenn, Alan Shepard, Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom, Walter Schirra and Donald K. Slayton.

The photo was taken just after the astronauts finished survival training in Nevada, circa 1960. Their clothes are fashioned from parachutes and the training was intended for them in case they landed in an extreme environment.

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