Here’s today’s Final Jeopardy (in the category Numeric Groups) for Tuesday, April 25, 2017:
This numeric group was the subject of an April 20, 1959 TIME magazine article titled “Rendezvous with Destiny”
(correct response beneath the contestants)
|Meike Olin, a retired insurance broker from Wilmington, North Carolina
||Dan Atherton, a fundraising data analyst from Quincy, Massachusetts
||Alan Lin, a software engineer from Santa Barbara, California (1-day total: $24,000)
Who are the Mercury Seven?
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Though the TIME magazine’s article title is now shared with a famous quote from Ronald Reagan’s “A Time for Choosing” 1964 speech in support of Barry Goldwater, the 1959 article described the first seven American astronauts: Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, John Glenn, Gus Grissom, Wally Schirra, Alan Shepard, and Deke Slayton.
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