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Mercury Manned Mission Overview
Mercury astronauts at the Sam Houston Colosseum, Houston, Texas

The original seven Mercury astronauts, each wearing new cowboy hats and a badge in the shape of a star, are pictured on stage at the Sam Houston Colosseum. A large crowd was on hand to welcome them to Houston, Texas. Left to right are astronauts M. Scott Carpenter, L. Gordon Cooper Jr., John H. Glenn Jr., Virgil I. Grissom, Walter M. Schirra Jr., Alan B. Shepard Jr., and Donald K. Slayton. Sen. John Tower (R.-Texas) is seen in far right background.

Catalog Date: 07 April 1962
Film Type: 4x5 BW
NASA image: S62-03709

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