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[i]The Original Mercury Seven astronauts with a U.S. Air Force F-106B jet aircraft.[/i]
[i]When we were selected as astronauts in 1959, little effort was made to create a standard flying suit for us. Our classic photo in front of the F-106 jet shows how we had scrounged around to get flight equipment from the various armed services. The dark blue NASA flight suit was mainly a result of the publication of that one photograph.[/i]
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