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

Pete Conrad
Buzz Aldrin
Neil Armstrong
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.

Trivia

Easy

The Diamond Grip Pattern Frequently Found On Metal Tools Is Called?

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Which Beverage Do Astronauts Avoid?

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The Bagheera Kiplingi Spider Is Unique Among Spiders Because Of Its?

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Which U.S. President Worked At His Own Presidential Library?

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Hard

During The 20th Century, Blindness In Premature Babies Was Triggered By Excessive Administration Of?

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Which Fruit Contains The Most Fat Per Unit Of Fruit?

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Which Country Is The Largest Exporter Of Cigars In The World?

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What Medicine Is Radically More Effective When Produced In Zero Gravity?

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Which Of These Prolific Authors Is Actually Composed Of A Group Of Ghostwriters?