Fig. 33. The first "space doctor," Lt. Col. John P. Stapp (now a
retired Colonel) being strapped into the rocket sled Sonic Wind No 1, on
December 10, 1954, at Holloman AFB, N.M. Courageously, Stapp was his own
volunteer subject on 29 rocket sled tests and earned two awards of the
Legion of Merit and the Cheney Award for valor and self-sacrifice. (U.S.
Air Force photo)