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NASA Introduces Mercury Astronauts

At a press conference in Washington, D.C., on April 9, 1959, NASA introduces the Mercury Seven to the public. The seven astronauts, selected from a pool of 508 military test pilots, were chosen for the newly formed Manned Space Program.

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    At a press conference in Washington, D.C., on April 9, 1959, NASA introduces the Mercury Seven to the public. The seven astronauts, selected from a pool of 508 military test pilots, were chosen for the newly formed Manned Space Program.

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