NASA Photo ID: S62-03709           File Name: 10073468.jpg
Film Type: 4x5 BW                  Date Taken: 07/04/62
Title: Mercury astronauts at the Sam Houston Colosseum, Houston, Texas
Description:
The original seven Mercury astronauts, each wearing new cowboy hats and a 
badge in the shape of a star, are pictured on stage at the Sam Houston 
Colosseum. A large crowd was on hand to welcome them to Houston, Texas.
Left  to right are astronauts M. Scott Carpenter, L. Gordon Cooper Jr.,
John H.  Glenn Jr., Virgil I. Grissom, Walter M. Schirra Jr., Alan B.
Shepard Jr., and  Donald K. Slayton. Sen. John Tower (R.-Texas) is seen in
far right  background.               
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