We'll miss the last surviving Mercury 7 astronaut. To us, John personalized the glimmers of the best hoomanity has to offer.
Since the beginning of this year at bunfiction central, we steeped ourselves in the history of the US space program and the exploits of hoomins in the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo and shuttle programs. We need to mention the Gagarins, Titovs, and Korolevs that kicked the space race into high gear.
Suddenly, the loss of a stranger hits home as hard as any loss of the closest of family loved ones.
PS: Thank you, Molly and Renee!
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