The Salt Lake Tribune from Salt Lake City, Utah on April 10, 1959 · Page 1
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2A The Salt Lake Tribune, Friday, April 10, 1959 They'll Introduce an Era Meet the New Men of Space By Associated Pre&i WASHINGTON, April 9 — These are the seven chosen as the nation's first astronauts: LT. MALCOLM S. CAR PENTEK, Navy, 33 years old born Boulder, Colo., present home Garden Grove, Calif. He is married, has lour children Carpenter, green- eyed anc with brown hair, weighs 160 pounds, is 5 feet 10 Vt. He has been a Navy flier since 1949, a test pilot since 1954, has more than 2,800 flying hours, 300 in jet fighters. CAPT. LBBOY G. COOPER JR., Air Force, 32, Carbon dale, Colo. Married, two children. He has served in three of the armed forces — the Ma< riries, Army and Air Force. Started his Air Force career as a jet fighter-bomber pilot, became a test pilot at Edwards Ooh-So-S-o-f-t KANGAROO & KID LEATHER Dimming m«n look to Connolly Shati for ityU and malchltif comfort. 16" AAA to EEE Oxfords nd HIGH SHOES Soft a; a Glove VAUGHN JOHNSON SHOES 135 lair .3rd South „ II $-2*41 MAIL ORDERS FILLED Air Force Base, Calif., in 1957 He has accumulated 2,300 hours in the air, 1,400 of them in jets. For hobbies, Cooper prefers hunting, fishing, rid ing and photography. He is 5 feet 9%, weighs 150 pounds, has blue eyes and brown hair. LT. COL. JOHN H. GLENN, who describes himself as the "lonesome Marine" in the group of astronauts. Glenn, 37, was born at Cambridge, Ohio, now calls Concord, Ohio, home. He has red hair, green eyes, is 5 feet 10%, weighs 180 pounds. Glenn and his wife have two children. He was commissioned an officer in the Marines in 1943, flew combat missions in the Pacific campaigns of World War II, then 'It's Experience' Young Fellotv By Associated Press WASHINGTON, April 9 —Why did the space officials pick men in the 30- year age bracket for the first spacemen? Capt. Norman L. Barr, director of the Navy's Astro- nautical Division and a member of the life sciences committee of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, says the chief reason is: THE SPECIFICATION was that an astronaut must have accumulated at least 1,500 hours of flying time and have been a test pilot for part of that time. COMPLETE WITH EXAMINATION For only $8.50 you get 1. Thorough eye examination. 2. Fine quality single vision lenses. 3. Your choice of a fine quality frame. >l*i : \ No money down i.. $1 weekly SATISFACTION GUARANTEED No Appointmtnt N«c«f jary IN OGDEN SALT LAKI CITY • 2449 Washington • Main at Second DR. STEPHEN T. DEARDEN lUgiitarvd Opfomttriet DBS DON C JAMES t J. L. DAIY Ragistflred OptomttrisH "Op«n All Doy Saturday for Your Convenience" in Korea. In 1957 Glenn set a transcontinental speed record of three hours, 23 minutes in a Navy F8U jet fighter be tween Los Angeles and New •York. He has flown more than 5,000 hours, 1,500 of them in jets. CAPT. VIRGIL I. GBIS- SOM, Air Force, 33, native of Mitchell, Ind. The Brissoms have two sons. He weighs 155 pounds, is 5 feet 7, has brown hair, brown eyes. Grissom en tered the Air Force in 1944 as a cadet but was discharged when the war ended a year later. He went back for cadet training in 1951, remained in the service, flew a hundred combat missions in Korea, became a test pilot in 1956. His log shows more than 3,000 hours of flying, 2,000-plus hours in jets. LT. CM.DR. WALTER M. SHIRRA JR., Navy, 36, native of Hackensack, N.J., whose parents now live in Honolulu. Mrs. Schirra is the daughter of Mrs. James L. Holloway, wifo of the admiral who until recently commanded the northeastern Atlantic and Mediterranean areas. The Schirras have two children. During the Korean War, Schirra was an exchange pilot, going with an Air Force squadron to Korea, where he made 90 combat missions. LT. CMDR. AXAN B. SHEPARD JR., Navy, 35 years old, born East Derry, N.H., has two children. Shepard is an Annapolis graduate, entering the naval air service immediately upon commissioning. He has .twice been stationed at Patuxent as a test pilot and also is a graduate of the Naval War College. Shepard has built up 3,600 hours of flying, 1,700 in jets. CAFT. DONALD K. SLAY TON, Air Force, 35 years old, born at Sparta, Wis. He flew combat missions as a bomber pilot in both Europe and the Pacific during World War II. Slayton left the Air Force after the war, was recalled as a National Guard pilot in 1951, went back to Europe as a fighter pilot. Since 1956 he has been a test pilot at Edwards AFB, where he has flown all types of experimental planes built for the Air Force. He has logged 3,400 hours of flying, 2,000 in jets. The Slay tons have one son. Slayton is 5 feet , weighs 160 pounds. Mrs. AJan B, Shepard, East Derry, N.H., exclaims, "That's my boy," as she tells husband —ActoeUtei Preu Wir«ph»t» of story naming: son, Lfc Cmdr. Alan B. Shepard Jr., one of seven selected for space hop. U.S. Selects 7 for Space Team flir £alt fakr ffibnnr 143 South Mam Dial EM 3-1511 Established April 15, 1871, issued every morning by the Kearns-Tribune Corporation, Salt Lake City, Utah. Entered it the post office at Salt Lake City as second class matter undci act of March 8. 1319. All unsolicited articles, manuscripts, letters and pictures sent to The Salt Lake Tribune srs sent at the owner's risk and Kearns-Tribune Corporation assumes no responiibility for their custody or return. Continued from Page One ability the man can be brought jack alive. What sort of faith does a man need to subject himself to speed and hazards never before encountered? Each of the seven identified himself with a Protestant religious faith, but all said they were willing to take the risk because they had confidence in the people who design the missiles. "I don't feel any particular extra faith is called for," Slayton, *. Lutheran, commented. How many of the seven thought they would come back alive? Grinning, every man raised his hand. Carpenter has four children, Slayton has one and Cooper, Glenn, Grissom and Schirra have two apiece. To a man, the astronauts said their families are solidly behind their space plans. "In the beginning I thought these space people were a bunch of idiots, and my wife did, too," Schirra said. "But we know now that this is not just a stunt." 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