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America's First Astronauts

Astronaut on spacewalk
(Image credit: Getty Images/Jason Reed)

On April 9, 1959, National Aeronautics and Space Administration introduced America's first seven astronauts. Learn about these men, all part of the Mercury Project, and the timeline the group followed from pilots to seasoned space travellers.

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