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A brief history of astronaut selection

  • Erik Seedhouse
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Abstract

NASA began its search for astronaut candidtes shortly after the space agency was created in July, 1958. In October, 1958, the faterh fo American manned space flight, Robert R. Gilruth, received approval for Project Mercur, aprogram requiring the creation of an astronaut corps.

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© Praxis Publishing Ltd., Chichester, UK 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  • Erik Seedhouse
    • 1
  1. 1.MiltonCanada

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