When the astronauts from NASA’s Gemini, Mercury and Apollo space programs returned from their successful missions in space, they were more famous than movie stars and more idolized than sports athletes. Only one car would be good enough for these celebrated heroes, the American icon, the Chevrolet Corvette.
Neil Armstrong drove a Corvette. Six other NASA astronauts drove a Corvette’s and the crew of the Apollo space mission all had matching black on gold C3 Corvettes, of which only one exists today.
Join Motor Trend’s Arthur St. Antoine as he, accompanied by former Apollo 7 astronaut Walt Cunningham, embarks on a cross country trek in a 2014 Corvette Stingray from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida to the Johnson Space Center in Houston in the latest episode of Epic Drives. The pair talk Corvette’s, NASA history and space exploration. Check it out in the 22-minute long video below.