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Major Aldrin Extra Vehicular Activity, Gemini XII

Moon landscape, NASA Images

Twelve people walked on the Moon in an era before cell phones, before hybrid cars, and before laptop computers. It’s time to return.

Astronaut Walnter M. “Wally” Schirra, NASA Images

One of the original seven astronauts for Mercury Project selected by NASA on April 27, 1959. The MA-8 (Mercury-Atlas) mission with Sigma 7 spacecraft was the third marned orbital flight by the United States, and made the six orbits in 9-1/4 hours.

Alan Shepard, the first American in space (May 5, 1961)

When reporters asked Shepard what he thought about has he sat atop the Redstone rocket, waiting for liftoff, he had replied, “The fact that every part of this ship was built by the low bidder.”

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