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NASA Group 2 - 1962
Requirement: pilots for the Gemini program and early Apollo missions. Nickname: The Next Nine

AKA: Next Nine. Date: 1962.

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See American test pilot astronaut, 1962-1966. Died in crash of his T-38 trainer into the McDonnell Aircraft plant.

Borman American test pilot astronaut 1962-1970. Member of first crew to rendezvous in space, and first to orbit the moon.

Lovell American test pilot astronaut 1962-1973. Member of first crew to rendezvous in space, and first to orbit the moon. Altitude (401,056 km) record.

McDivitt American test pilot astronaut 1962-1972. Flew 145 combat missions during the Korean War.

Conrad American test pilot astronaut 1962-1974. Third person on the moon. Only astronaut to fly Gemini, Apollo, and Skylab. Commander of first successful space station mission.

Armstrong American test pilot astronaut 1962-1970. First person to step onto the moon. Member of first crew to dock in space.

Stafford American test pilot astronaut 1962-1975. Member of first crew to rendezvous in space. Space speed record (11,107 m/s).

Young American test pilot astronaut 1962-2004. Only astronaut to fly Gemini, Apollo, and Shuttle. Ninth person to walk on the moon. Space speed record (11,107 m/s). Flew in space six times.

White American test pilot astronaut 1962-1967. First American to walk in space. Died in on-pad fire of Apollo 1.

Family: Astronaut.

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