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Who was the last NASA Astronaut to fly solo in orbit? Gordon Cooper was the last astronaut to be launched solo on a rocket from earth into earth orbit on the mission Mercury Atlas (MA)-9 in 1963. He flew the last Mercury spacecraft to be placed in orbit, named "Faith 7". David Scott was the last astronaut to fly solo in Earth orbit on Apollo 9 in 1969. He flew the Command/Service Module named "Gumdrop". Ronald Evans was the last astronaut to fly solo in lunar orbit on Apollo 17 in 1972. He flew the Command/Service Module named "America". All subsequent orbital spaceflights have carried at least two astronauts (10 Gemini missions, first four Space Shuttle missions). A commercial rocket/spacecraft, Spaceship 1, was flown to the edge of space, an altitude of 112 km (60 miles) and zero velocity, and did not fly in orbit, by pilot Brian Binnie, in 2004.

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