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Who was the coolest Gemini, Mercury or Apollo Astronaut?

asked 2016-08-29 06:39:01 -0600

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updated 2016-09-06 06:11:46 -0600

The Gemini, Mercury and Apollo astronauts were the original test pilots of the space program. Which ones were the best?

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answered 2016-09-04 17:33:12 -0600

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So were the Gemini Pilots.

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Yes - that's right.

Rob Mueller gravatar imageRob Mueller ( 2016-09-06 06:09:25 -0600 )edit
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answered 2016-09-05 20:28:23 -0600

Pascal Le Dramont gravatar image

Fourteen months before Apollo 11, Neil Armstrong crashed the "flying bedstead" training vehicle and punched out to land with a parachute:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJa4y...

I heard a story that the next day he just went back to his office and didn't tell anyone about it. When the word got out and he was asked about it he just said - "yeah, that happened" and went back to work. Neil Armstrong was probably one of the calmest test pilots (and most humble) in the early space program. Others were flashier, but Neil was a "cool" test pilot under pressure.

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