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Mercury Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper Jr., in his pressure suit with helmet during Mercury-Atlas 9 prelaunch activities. (Great Images in NASA)

Scott Kelly Reflects On His Year Off The Planet

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly takes a selfie inside the cupola, a special module that provides a 360-degree view of Earth. Kelly and Russian cosmonaut Mikhail Kornienko have spent nearly a year aboard the International Space Station. They returned to earth on 3/1/2016.

"Gus" Grissom (1926 - 1967) One of the orginial Mercury 7 astronauts, he died in a fire on the launch pad while strapped into the Apollo 1 capsule for a test

Edward White, the first American to walk in space, photographed by commander James McDivitt during NASA's Gemini 4 mission, June 1965