Mercury astronauts participate in survivial training
These seven men in Arab looking gear are the NASA Mercury astronauts participating in a U.S. Air Force survival school at Stead Air Force Base in Nevada. The original seven mercury astronauts are, left to right, L. Gordon Cooper, Jr., M. Scott Carpenter, John H. glenn, Jr., Alan B. Shepard, Jr., Virgil I. Grissom, Walter M. Schirra, Jr. and Donald K. Slayton. Portions of their clothing have been fashioned from parachute material. The NASA Headquarters alternative photo number is 60-H-70 or M-250.
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