John A. Powers

Military Officer, Military Person

1922 – 1979

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Who was John A. Powers?

John Anthony Powers, better known as Shorty Powers, was an American public affairs officer for NASA from 1959 to 1963 during Project Mercury. A US Air Force lieutenant colonel and war veteran, he was known as the "voice of the astronauts," the "voice of Mercury Control," and the "eighth astronaut." He received his nickname for his 5-foot, 6-inch height.

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Born
Aug 22, 1922
Toledo
Also known as
  • John Powers
  • John Anthony Powers
  • Shorty Powers
  • voice of the astronauts
  • voice of Mercury Control
  • eighth astronaut
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Died
Dec 31, 1979
Phoenix

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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