The Air Force/Navy rivalry during the early days of the Astronaut Corps
like if you agree
First Americans in space and first on the moon
Always supported by the USAF, of course.
Deke Slayton, USAF (Freedom 7 CAPCOM)
Buzz Aldrin, USAF (LM Pilot)
Michael Collins, USAF (CM Pilot)
Charlie Duke, USAF (Apollo 11 CAPCOM)
Wait, first Americans, plural? Sorry, but Gus Grissom was Air Force. And John Glenn was a Marine (which, admittedly, were basically what happened when the Navy decided it needed infantry, but don’t ever tell a Marine that).
probably a typo, lad
Probably. But I couldn’t just say nothing.
Definitely. And let’s be real, the USAF made up the best parts of the Astronaut Corps anyway.