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    PILOT OF THE MONTH: YURI GAGARIN

    Yuri Gagarin was the first person in outer space. He was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut. Yuri He was awarded the title of “Hero of the Soviet Union” and received other honors from over 15 countries. Early Life Yuri was born 9 March 1934. Yuri Gagarin grew up in the small village near Moscow. His

  • THE GEMINI 3 MISSION
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    THE GEMINI 3 MISSION

    The Gemini 3 mission was part of the 10 mission Gemini program that would test mission procedures, spacecraft maneuverability, and equipment scheduled for use in the Apollo program. This was the first two-manned mission for the US space program and the first manned Gemini mission. The Gemini spacecraft was also the first appearance of an

  • PILOT OF THE MONTH: VIRGIL “GUS” GRISSOM
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    PILOT OF THE MONTH: VIRGIL “GUS” GRISSOM

    Virgil “Gus” Grissom was the first person to fly in space twice and chosen to command the first Apollo manned mission. Gus was described as being intellectually curious, a hard worker, and modest. He flew over 100 missions in the Korean War, was one of seven astronauts chosen for the Mercury space exploration program, and

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