Announcing the Mercury astronauts
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It was Wednesday, 8 April 1959, a few hours before a gala NASA press conference was due in Washington, D.C., as test pilot Captain Hal Ekeren took to the skies for what would prove to be the final time. The press was attending the conference in excited droves, as NASA was about to announce the names of the seven Mercury astronauts, and introduce them to the public.
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