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Who Was The Only Civilian Astronaut In The Gemini Space Program?

Pete Conrad
Neil Armstrong
Buzz Aldrin
Richard Gordon

Answer: Neil Armstrong

Sixteen astronauts flew on ten manned Gemini missions through the early to mid-1960s. Among the sixteen there was only one civilian pilot. There were nine active-duty United States Air Force pilots, six active-duty United States Navy pilots, and one civilian pilot: Neil Armstrong.

Now, lest you think NASA was taking a chance on an untested civilian pilot, it’s worth noting that Armstrong was a civilian by retirement; prior to his life at NASA he was a decorated Navy pilot and then later accomplished test pilot involved in testing of such air craft as the Bell X-5, Thunderchief, Delta Dart, and was one of only eight pilots employed in the Parasev paraglider research project.

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The First Spy Satellite Images Were Retrieved By?

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The Python Programming Language Is Named After A?

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The Terms Uppercase And Lowercase Are Derived From What?

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Who Is The Longest Recurring Actor In Any Video Game Franchise?

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Which Game Console Came To Market Only Because Nintendo Rejected It?