Life Magazine: March 3, 1961 – Astronaut First Team


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Life Magazine published March 3, 1961 featuring the “Astronaut First Team” of John Glenn, Gus Grissom, and Alan Shepard. Full magazine is present in very good condition.

Alan Shepard made his successful trip into space on May 5, 1961 – the first American in space.

Gus Grissom was the second American to fly in space in 1961. As commander of AS-204 (Apollo 1), Grissom died along with his fellow astronauts Ed White and Roger B. Chaffee on January 27, 1967, during a pre-launch test for the Apollo 1 mission at Cape Kennedy, Florida.

John Glenn was the third American in space, and the first American to orbit the Earth,

This is a vintage item sold as is – buyer accepts understanding of condition issues due to age. Please send any questions prior to purchase.

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Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 18 × 12 × 4 in