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Abstract

Some three years after the initial intake of astronauts, NASAsought applications for a second group. It required between five and ten men to augment the original Mercury astronauts in preparing for and flying the more-advanced Gemini series of two-man missions.

Initially, serious thought had been given to simply re-assessing the twenty-five unsuccessful finalists from the first intake, but many of them had moved on to other ventures – three years is a long time in advanced aviation and aerospace. So while they were invited to re-apply, NASA also invited applications from new candidates.

Keywords

Space Flight Naval Academy Photo Courtesy Command Module Lunar Module 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bonnet BayAustralia

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