Two Students Spent $1.20 In A Thrift Store – Then Realized They’d Bought Prized Pieces Of History

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Parker, who logged a total of 463 hours in space, received the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal in 1973 and the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal the following year. He then went on to direct a number of departments and programs at NASA before finally retiring in 2005.

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And a third flight suit seemed to have been the property of Charles D. Walker. Walker made history as the first person not affiliated with the government to travel into space. Instead, he joined the space program as a payload specialist while working for McDonnell Douglas.

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