>> Friday, April 10, 2009
This is a short one since it is a holiday and many people don't have too much free time.
50 years ago (April 9th, 1959) NASA introduced its first astronaut class, the Mercury Seven. The seven men were the first to prove that it was indeed possible for humans to work and live in space. Six of the seven men actually did Mercury missions. The seventh did an Apollo-Soyuz flight. Happy Friday!