How the First Astronauts were Chosen

Project Mercury

By: Dani

I like learning about the first  to the last  Astronauts.Its very exciting to learn  about space. There are so much things to learn about  space and the Astronauts.

I would love to learn more about everything. It takes curege to go up in space. Becouse some can die if something goes wrong. You need to know what you are doing. There is no silly bizz.

I would not want to be one but it's cool to learn and watch things happen.

The name of the first astronauts are Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard, and Deke Slayton. 

This is how they selected the first astronauts. They brought them all together. They were interviewing them. They looked at their training. They said that some of the men's wives didn't want them to go up.

I would like to ask, why were the first astronauts all men? Why weren't there any women? Gramma says that back then girls didn't go into that career but they do now.

The most interesting facts I learned were how the rockets go up and all the creepy sounds the guys on Apollo 10 heard on the back side of the moon.

Apollo 11 was the first launch to the moon where the astronauts landed. I can't imagine being the first astronaut on the moon. It must have felt weird.

My favorite video about rocket science is this one. It is the most interesting.

I hope I can learn more about space!

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