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According to theTo my knowledge, Wikipedia articleonly two of the candidates that failed the tests did later become astronauts and flew on Project Mercurymissions for NASA:

Navy Lt (later Capt) Jim Lovell, who was later an astronaut in the Gemini and Apollo programs, did not pass the physical tests.

  • Jim Lovell
    According to the Wikipedia article on Project Mercury:

    Navy Lt (later Capt) Jim Lovell, who was later an astronaut in the Gemini and Apollo programs, did not pass the physical tests.

    Lovell flew on 4 different missions, notably as the commander of the famous Apollo 13. He was also part of the crew for Gemini 7 (Pilot) & 12 (Command Pilot) and Apollo 8 (Command Module Pilot).

  • Pete Conrad
    Conrad, who also took part in the selection process, disagreed with the tests practiced by NASA and chose to voluntarily fail several of them.

    Unlike his fellow candidates, Conrad rebelled against the regimen. During a Rorschach inkblot test, he told the psychiatrist that one blot card revealed a sexual encounter complete with lurid detail. When shown a blank card, he turned it around, pushed it back and replied, "It's upside down".

    Then when he was asked to deliver a stool sample to the onsite lab, he placed it in a gift box and tied a red ribbon around it. Eventually, he decided that he had had enough. After dropping his full enema bag on the desk of the clinic's commanding officer, he walked out. His initial application to NASA was denied with the notation not suitable for long-duration flight.

    He later reapplied and finally joined NASA in 1962. Conrad also flew on 4 different missions : Gemini 5 (Pilot) & 11 (Command Pilot), Apollo 12 (Commander) and Skylab 2 (Commander)

Lovell flew on 4 different missions, notably as the commander of the famousBonus: Apollo 13. He was also
Edward Givens, part of the crew for Gemini 7 (Pilot) & 12 (Command Pilot) and Apollo 8 (Command Module Pilot).

Pete Conradfinalists, whodid also took partbecome a NASA astronaut in the selection process, disagreed with1966 but never actually flew on any mission as he unfortunately died in a car accident the tests practiced by NASA and chose to voluntarily fail several of themfollowing year.

Unlike his fellow candidates, Conrad rebelled against the regimen. DuringGivens had been a Rorschach inkblot testProject Mercury finalist back in 1959, he told the psychiatrist thatand was one blot card revealed a sexual encounter complete with lurid detailof nineteen astronauts selected by NASA in April 1966 for its fifth astronaut group. When shown a blank card, he turned it around, pushed it back and repliedAfter completing basic astronaut training, "It's upside down".

Then when he was asked to deliver a stool sampleassigned to the onsite lab, he placed it in a gift boxApollo program and tied a red ribbon around it. Eventually, he decided that he had had enough. After dropping his full enema bagbriefly served on the desk ofsupport crew for the clinic's commanding officer, he walked out. His initial application to NASA was denied withfirst manned mission after the notation not suitable for long-duration flightApollo 1 fire, Apollo 7.

He later reapplied and finally joined NASA in 1962. Conrad also flew on 4 different missions : Gemini 5 (Pilot) & 11 (Command Pilot), Apollo 12 (Commander) and Skylab 2 (Commander)

So it seems at least two of the candidates that failed the tests did later become astronauts.

According to the Wikipedia article on Project Mercury:

Navy Lt (later Capt) Jim Lovell, who was later an astronaut in the Gemini and Apollo programs, did not pass the physical tests.

Lovell flew on 4 different missions, notably as the commander of the famous Apollo 13. He was also part of the crew for Gemini 7 (Pilot) & 12 (Command Pilot) and Apollo 8 (Command Module Pilot).

Pete Conrad, who also took part in the selection process, disagreed with the tests practiced by NASA and chose to voluntarily fail several of them.

Unlike his fellow candidates, Conrad rebelled against the regimen. During a Rorschach inkblot test, he told the psychiatrist that one blot card revealed a sexual encounter complete with lurid detail. When shown a blank card, he turned it around, pushed it back and replied, "It's upside down".

Then when he was asked to deliver a stool sample to the onsite lab, he placed it in a gift box and tied a red ribbon around it. Eventually, he decided that he had had enough. After dropping his full enema bag on the desk of the clinic's commanding officer, he walked out. His initial application to NASA was denied with the notation not suitable for long-duration flight.

He later reapplied and finally joined NASA in 1962. Conrad also flew on 4 different missions : Gemini 5 (Pilot) & 11 (Command Pilot), Apollo 12 (Commander) and Skylab 2 (Commander)

So it seems at least two of the candidates that failed the tests did later become astronauts.

To my knowledge, only two of the candidates that failed the tests did later become astronauts and flew on missions for NASA:

  • Jim Lovell
    According to the Wikipedia article on Project Mercury:

    Navy Lt (later Capt) Jim Lovell, who was later an astronaut in the Gemini and Apollo programs, did not pass the physical tests.

    Lovell flew on 4 different missions, notably as the commander of the famous Apollo 13. He was also part of the crew for Gemini 7 (Pilot) & 12 (Command Pilot) and Apollo 8 (Command Module Pilot).

  • Pete Conrad
    Conrad, who also took part in the selection process, disagreed with the tests practiced by NASA and chose to voluntarily fail several of them.

    Unlike his fellow candidates, Conrad rebelled against the regimen. During a Rorschach inkblot test, he told the psychiatrist that one blot card revealed a sexual encounter complete with lurid detail. When shown a blank card, he turned it around, pushed it back and replied, "It's upside down".

    Then when he was asked to deliver a stool sample to the onsite lab, he placed it in a gift box and tied a red ribbon around it. Eventually, he decided that he had had enough. After dropping his full enema bag on the desk of the clinic's commanding officer, he walked out. His initial application to NASA was denied with the notation not suitable for long-duration flight.

    He later reapplied and finally joined NASA in 1962. Conrad also flew on 4 different missions : Gemini 5 (Pilot) & 11 (Command Pilot), Apollo 12 (Commander) and Skylab 2 (Commander)

Bonus:
Edward Givens, part of the finalists, did also become a NASA astronaut in 1966 but never actually flew on any mission as he unfortunately died in a car accident the following year.

Givens had been a Project Mercury finalist back in 1959, and was one of nineteen astronauts selected by NASA in April 1966 for its fifth astronaut group. After completing basic astronaut training, he was assigned to the Apollo program and briefly served on the support crew for the first manned mission after the Apollo 1 fire, Apollo 7.

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According to the Wikipedia article on Project Mercury:

Navy Lt (later Capt) Jim Lovell, who was later an astronaut in the Gemini and Apollo programs, did not pass the physical tests.

Lovell flew on 4 different missions, notably as the commander of the famous Apollo 13. He was also part of the crew for Gemini 7 (Pilot) & 12 (Command Pilot) and AppoloApollo 8 (Command Module Pilot).

Pete Conrad, who also took part in the selection process, disagreed with the tests practiced by NASA and chose to voluntarily fail several of them.

Unlike his fellow candidates, Conrad rebelled against the regimen. During a Rorschach inkblot test, he told the psychiatrist that one blot card revealed a sexual encounter complete with lurid detail. When shown a blank card, he turned it around, pushed it back and replied, "It's upside down".

Then when he was asked to deliver a stool sample to the onsite lab, he placed it in a gift box and tied a red ribbon around it. Eventually, he decided that he had had enough. After dropping his full enema bag on the desk of the clinic's commanding officer, he walked out. His initial application to NASA was denied with the notation not suitable for long-duration flight.

He later reapplied and finally joined NASA in 1962. Conrad also flew on 4 different missions : Gemini 5 (Pilot) & 11 (Command Pilot), Apollo 12 (Commander) and Skylab 2 (Commander)

So it seems at least oneat least two of the candidates that failed the tests did later become an astronautastronauts.

According to the Wikipedia article on Project Mercury

Navy Lt (later Capt) Jim Lovell, who was later an astronaut in the Gemini and Apollo programs, did not pass the physical tests.

Lovell flew on 4 different missions, notably as the commander of the famous Apollo 13. He was also part of the crew for Gemini 7 (Pilot) & 12 (Command Pilot) and Appolo 8 (Command Module Pilot).

So it seems at least one of the candidates that failed the tests did later become an astronaut.

According to the Wikipedia article on Project Mercury:

Navy Lt (later Capt) Jim Lovell, who was later an astronaut in the Gemini and Apollo programs, did not pass the physical tests.

Lovell flew on 4 different missions, notably as the commander of the famous Apollo 13. He was also part of the crew for Gemini 7 (Pilot) & 12 (Command Pilot) and Apollo 8 (Command Module Pilot).

Pete Conrad, who also took part in the selection process, disagreed with the tests practiced by NASA and chose to voluntarily fail several of them.

Unlike his fellow candidates, Conrad rebelled against the regimen. During a Rorschach inkblot test, he told the psychiatrist that one blot card revealed a sexual encounter complete with lurid detail. When shown a blank card, he turned it around, pushed it back and replied, "It's upside down".

Then when he was asked to deliver a stool sample to the onsite lab, he placed it in a gift box and tied a red ribbon around it. Eventually, he decided that he had had enough. After dropping his full enema bag on the desk of the clinic's commanding officer, he walked out. His initial application to NASA was denied with the notation not suitable for long-duration flight.

He later reapplied and finally joined NASA in 1962. Conrad also flew on 4 different missions : Gemini 5 (Pilot) & 11 (Command Pilot), Apollo 12 (Commander) and Skylab 2 (Commander)

So it seems at least two of the candidates that failed the tests did later become astronauts.

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According to the Wikipedia article on Project Mercury

Navy Lt (later Capt) Jim Lovell, who was later an astronaut in the Gemini and Apollo programs, did not pass the physical tests.

Lovell flew on 4 different missions, notably as the commander of the famous Apollo 13. He was also part of the crew for Gemini 7 (Pilot) & 12 (Command Pilot) and Appolo 8 (Command Module Pilot).

So it seems at least one of the candidates that failed the tests did later become an astronaut.

According to the Wikipedia article on Project Mercury

Navy Lt (later Capt) Jim Lovell, who was later an astronaut in the Gemini and Apollo programs, did not pass the physical tests.

So it seems at least one of the candidates that failed the tests did later become an astronaut.

According to the Wikipedia article on Project Mercury

Navy Lt (later Capt) Jim Lovell, who was later an astronaut in the Gemini and Apollo programs, did not pass the physical tests.

Lovell flew on 4 different missions, notably as the commander of the famous Apollo 13. He was also part of the crew for Gemini 7 (Pilot) & 12 (Command Pilot) and Appolo 8 (Command Module Pilot).

So it seems at least one of the candidates that failed the tests did later become an astronaut.

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