Astronaut demonstrated capability of humans in space, guiding the capsule manually for multiple orbits and an eventful reentry.
A deadly fire during a routine test shocked the nation and lead to a solemn vow to be tough and competent.
One billion people were following news of the first spacecraft to reach the Moon with humans aboard.
Merger of APPEL and CKO creates synergies that strengthen both functions.
Crack in fuel tank ends storied research program at the dawn of the space age.