NASA's 7th Group of Astronauts

US Astronauts met the goals NASA set forth for the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo Programs.

Click on the emblems to read about the programs and the astronauts involved in each.


These accomplished goals led the way for US astronauts to venture into space with
Skylab, the Apollo Soyuz Test Project, and the Space Shuttle.


Last of Apollo Era Astronauts

NASA announced its seventh group of astronauts on August 14, 1969. It was the last group NASA selected during the Apollo era.

Karol J. Bobko, Robert L. Crippen, Charles G. Fullerton, Henry W. Hartsfield, Robert F. Overmyer, Donald H. Peterson, Richard H. Truly

Click on the pictures to read the individual astronaut's bio:

Karol J. Bobko Robert L. Crippen Charles G. Fullerton 

Robert F. Overmyer

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The Original Seven
Honoring America's First Astronauts

NASA's 2nd Group of Astronauts
A Second Group is Chosen

NASA's 3rd Group of Astronauts
Another Group Is Needed

NASA's 4th Group of Astronauts
Eureka! NASA finds its 4th group!

NASA's 5th Group of Astronauts
Pilot Astronauts

NASA's 6th Group of Astronauts
Scientist Astronauts