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The Final Frontier
Space
Earth rise over the moon as seen and, photographed by the astronauts of Apollo 11 (NASA photo)


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NASA spacecraft comparison.
NASA spacecraft comparison.
Since this tree contains Mercury, Atlas and, Apollo astronauts a size comparison of their space craft seems appropriate. 
 
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Eugene Wesley Roddenberry
Eugene Wesley Roddenberry
He created a simple television show. That said the influence his simple show and the legacy franchise has had on scientist and, explorer is something that cannot be overstated.  
 
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Doctor Robert Hutchings Goddard
Doctor Robert Hutchings Goddard
He is considered "The father of modern rocketry". Through theoretical and engineering work he pioneered all of the major concepts that make rocket flight a reality.  
 
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Admiral Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr.
Admiral Alan Bartlett Shepard, Jr.
In 1961 as part of project Mercury he became the first American to fly in space. A decade later as part of Apollo 14 he became the first (and so far only) person to play golf on the moon. 
 
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John Barron McKay
John Barron McKay
He was a NASA test pilot who became an astronaut September 28, 1965 when he went outside of the confines of the earth's atmosphere in the X-15 rocket plane. Military pilots who did this earned their astronaut wings immediately. Unfortunately they had not developed the process to award the civilian pilots their wings. John was awarded his wings posthumously in 2005.  
 
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Colonel Edwin Eugene 'Buzz' Aldrin, Jr.
Colonel Edwin Eugene "Buzz" Aldrin, Jr.
In 1966 he took part in the last of the Gemini missions and became the first astronaut to successfully work outside of the spacecraft for an extended period of time. In 1969 he became the second man to set foot on the moon. 
 
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Steven R. Nagel
Steven R. Nagel
Steven is a veteran of four space shuttle missions. In 1995 he retired from the astronaut program and became the Deputy Director for the Operations Development, Safety, Reliability, and Quality Assurance Office at the Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas.

Note: Steven is not yet connected to the main tree. 
 
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Linda M. Godwin
Linda M. Godwin
Linda is a veteran of four space shuttle flights. After they had both retired from the astronaut program she married astronaut Steven Nagel.  
 
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Colonel Douglas Harry Wheelock
Colonel Douglas Harry Wheelock
Douglas is a veteran of one space shuttle flight and an extended stay aboard the International Space Station that he reached by flying with Russia aboard a Soyuz spacecraft.