Thursday, September 8, 2011

You'll Never Guess...

Who are these guys and what do they do?
Hint: Bottom right of photo.

What is it?

If all else fails, read the instructions.

That's great, but who are these men?

Believe it or not, in this 1960 photograph, the seven original Mercury astronauts participate in U.S. Air Force survival training exercises at Stead Air Force Base in Nevada. Pictured from left to right are: L. Gordon Cooper, M. Scott Carpenter, John Glenn, Alan Shepard, Virgil I. Grissom, Walter Schirra and Donald K. Slayton. Portions of their clothing have been fashioned from parachute material, and all have grown beards from their time in the wilderness. The purpose of this training was to prepare astronauts in the event of an emergency or faulty landing in a remote area.

Pictures Courtesy of NASA

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