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Happy National Astronaut Day!


Happy #NationalAstronautDay! ๐Ÿš€

[National Astronaut Day ๐Ÿš€๐ŸŽ‡ is celebrated on May 5 since 2016 to commemorate the first time an American, Alan Shepard, went to space. From the first-ever space flight to the longest spaceflight by a woman; we have come a long way.๐Ÿš€


In January 1959, NASA๐Ÿš€ began an astronaut selection procedure in response to the space race and Russiaโ€™s first victorious๐ŸŽ† launch into space. This included screening the records of 508 military test pilots from which 110 candidates were chosen. At the end of the extremely tough selection proces s, seven were chosen based on final interviews. They were: L. Gordon Cooper Jr., Scott Carpenter, Virgil โ€œGusโ€ Grissom, John H. Glenn Jr., Alan Shepard Jr., Walter Schirra Jr., and Donald Slayton. They would go down in history as the Mercury Seven.๐Ÿš€๐Ÿ˜


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