Dating navy pilot
After completing his spacecraft tests, Schirra tested his ability to blindly use controls in a zero-gravity environment.
His paternal grandparents were from Bavaria and Switzerland, and originally of Sardinian ancestry (more specifically from the town of Ghilarza). Schirra Sr., who was born in Philadelphia, joined the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War I, and flew bombing and reconnaissance missions over Germany.
(March 12, 1923 – May 3, 2007), (Captain, USN), was an American naval aviator and astronaut.
He was one of the original seven astronauts chosen for Project Mercury, the first effort by the United States to put humans in space.
In February 1959, Schirra was one of 110 military test pilots selected by their commanding officers as candidates for the newly formed National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Project Mercury, the first U. During the program's development, Schirra's areas of responsibility were the life-support systems and the pressurized flight suit.
Additionally, Schirra worked alongside John Glenn in capsule design.