2021 marks 60 years since NASA's Project Mercury got underway. A series of single-person spaceflights - the first of their kind for the agency - it aimed to prove whether the most basic human functions were possible in space. Could a human eat and drink in zero gravity? Could they sleep? Could they even survive?
"It's your neck, and I hope you don't break it." Apollo 7 is often overlooked in the grand scheme of things, with no technological dramas to speak of. When it came to the crew, though, things were not so cleanly cut.
John Young is known for many things, namely landing on the Moon during Apollo 16 in 1972 and for commanding the first ever Shuttle mission in 1981. Less known, however, is the uproar he caused when he smuggled a corned beef sandwich into space in 1965.