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Lunch on Thayer Street / Important Day in Rocket History . . .

          On April 9, 1959, NASA introduced America’s first astronauts: Scott Carpenter, L. Gordon Cooper Jr., John H. Glenn Jr., Virgil “Gus” Grissom, Walter Schirra Jr., Alan Shepard Jr., and Donald Slayton. The seven men, all … Continue reading

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