On April 8, 1959 the first astronauts were introduce. These seven original American astronauts were Alan Shepard, Gus Grissom, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Wally Schirra, Gordon Cooper, and Deke Slayton
roject Gemini 1962-1966 The David Clark Company, which won the bid to produce suits for the X-15 "spaceplane," went on to make suits for NASA's second manned space program, Project Gemini. In March of 1965, Gus Grissom (left in image) and John Young were the first astronauts to fly a Gemini mission. Here, they pose in Gemini G2C training suits. The boxes at their feet are portable air conditioners.
Neil Armstrong Aug. 5, 1930~Aug. 25, 2012. NASA Astronaut, test pilot, aerospace engineer, professor, and US Naval Aviator. Neil Armstrong was the first human to set foot on the moon~July 20, 1969, and said: "This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."