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Rocket launch smoke rocket, science technology.

Rocket launch smoke rocket, science technology.

Rocket launch rocket take off, science technology.

Rocket launch rocket take off, science technology.

Rocket launch rocket mission space travel, science technology.

Rocket launch rocket mission space travel, science technology.

Rocket launch rocket take off, science technology.

Rocket launch rocket take off, science technology.

Atlantis space shuttle rollout launch, transportation traffic.

Atlantis space shuttle rollout launch, transportation traffic.

Rocket launch rocket take off, science technology.

Rocket launch rocket take off, science technology.

Hangar spacex usa, transportation traffic.

Hangar spacex usa, transportation traffic.

Rocket launch rocket take off, science technology.

Rocket launch rocket take off, science technology.

Space shuttle endeavour liftoff launch.

Space shuttle endeavour liftoff launch.

Cape canaveral usa space center, science technology.

Cape canaveral usa space center, science technology.

Atlantis space shuttle rollout launch, transportation traffic.

Atlantis space shuttle rollout launch, transportation traffic.

Space shuttle atlantis liftoff launch.

Space shuttle atlantis liftoff launch.

Space shuttle atlantis liftoff launch.

Space shuttle atlantis liftoff launch.

Space shuttle atlantis liftoff launch.

Space shuttle atlantis liftoff launch.

Spacex headquarters usa, architecture buildings.

Spacex headquarters usa, architecture buildings.

Space shuttle atlantis liftoff launch.

Space shuttle atlantis liftoff launch.

Atlantis space shuttle launch night.

Atlantis space shuttle launch night.

Space shuttle endeavour launch exhaust clouds.

Space shuttle endeavour launch exhaust clouds.

Delta two rocket weather satellite payload.

Delta two rocket weather satellite payload.

Photograph of Cape Canaveral Light Station in Florida

Photograph of Cape Canaveral Light Station in Florida

Drawing Showing Lantern Sections for the Lighthouse at Cape Canaveral, Florida

Drawing Showing Lantern Sections for the Lighthouse at Cape Canaveral, Florida

Drawing Showing Lantern Sections for the Lighthouse at Cape Canaveral, Florida

Drawing Showing Lantern Sections for the Lighthouse at Cape Canaveral, Florida

Bumper V-2 Launch

Bumper V-2 Launch

The First Redstone Rocket Firing

The First Redstone Rocket Firing

The first Redstone was fired at Cape Canaveral, Florida on August 20, 1953. Redstone was the first major rocket development program for United States by the Peenemuende group led by Dr. Wernher von Braun. The Redstone launch photographed here, from November 17, 1954, was the fifth launch of a Redstone rocket. n/a

The first Redstone was fired at Cape Canaveral, Florida on August 20, 1953. Redstone was the first major rocket development program for United States by the Peenemuende group led by Dr. Wernher von Braun. The Redstone launch photographed here, from November 17, 1954, was the fifth launch of a Redstone rocket. n/a

Photograph of John Glenn in Space during Mercury-Atlas 6

Photograph of John Glenn in Space during Mercury-Atlas 6

Photograph of John Glenn in Space during Mercury-Atlas 6

Photograph of John Glenn in Space during Mercury-Atlas 6

Photograph of the Mercury-Redstone 3 Launch

Photograph of the Mercury-Redstone 3 Launch

Photograph of John H. Glenn, Jr., Virgil L. Grissom and Alan B. Shepard, Jr. Training for the Nation's First Manned Space Flight

Photograph of John H. Glenn, Jr., Virgil L. Grissom and Alan B. Shepard, Jr. Training for the Nation's First Manned Space Flight

Photograph of John Glenn in Space during Mercury-Atlas 6

Photograph of John Glenn in Space during Mercury-Atlas 6

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Explorer I, the first American satellite, is scheduled to be launched from Cape Canaveral on Jan. 29, 1958 ksc-68p-1

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Explorer I, the first American satellite, is scheduled to be launched from Cape Canaveral on Jan. 29, 1958 ksc-68p-1

Launchings of Discoverer and Explorer

Launchings of Discoverer and Explorer

Big Joe launch vehicle after launching at Cape Canaveral

Big Joe launch vehicle after launching at Cape Canaveral

A long-lost spacesuit recently uncovered

A long-lost spacesuit recently uncovered

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- President Dwight D Eisenhower is briefed on operations at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Photo Credit: NASA KSC-PL60-51253

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- President Dwight D Eisenhower is briefed on operations at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Photo Credit: NASA KSC-PL60-51253

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Aerial view of Complex 34, looking northwest. Photo credit: NASA KSC-60-2654

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Aerial view of Complex 34, looking northwest.    Photo credit: NASA KSC-60-2654

S62-00992 (1961) --- Mercury astronaut John Glenn looks into a Celestial Training Device (globe) during training in the Aeromedical Laboratory at Cape Canaveral, Florida. s62_00992

S62-00992 (1961) --- Mercury astronaut John Glenn looks into a Celestial Training Device (globe) during training in the Aeromedical Laboratory at Cape Canaveral, Florida. s62_00992

John Glenn and Scott Carpenter

John Glenn and Scott Carpenter

First Saturn (SA-1) Launch

First Saturn (SA-1) Launch

The Launch of Mercury-Redstone

The Launch of Mercury-Redstone

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Ham the chimp. Photo credit: NASA KSC-LOD-61-1923

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Ham the chimp.  Photo credit: NASA KSC-LOD-61-1923

Photograph of Ham the Chimpanzee Reaching for an Apple after Landing Safely inside a Mercury Capsule

Photograph of Ham the Chimpanzee Reaching for an Apple after Landing Safely inside a Mercury Capsule

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – MR-3 prelaunch alert. Photo credit: NASA/Santomassino KSC-61-4457

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – MR-3 prelaunch alert.    Photo credit: NASA/Santomassino KSC-61-4457

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Aerial photo, overall view of Complex 34. Photo credit: NASA KSC-LOD-61C-1322

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Aerial photo, overall view of Complex 34.  Photo credit: NASA KSC-LOD-61C-1322

Close-up view of Mercury-Atlas 4 at Cape Canaveral

Close-up view of Mercury-Atlas 4 at Cape Canaveral

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Aerial photo, Pad 34 overall, low-level from south. CCMTA, NASA-LOD. Photo credit: NASA KSC-LOD-61C-1699

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Aerial photo, Pad 34 overall, low-level from south. CCMTA, NASA-LOD.    Photo credit: NASA KSC-LOD-61C-1699

Leading From Strength and US Missile and Military Might

Leading From Strength and US Missile and Military Might

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter Using His Hands to Describe Phases of His Aurora 7 Flight

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter Using His Hands to Describe Phases of His Aurora 7 Flight

Photograph of Project Mercury Flight Simulation with Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter

Photograph of Project Mercury Flight Simulation with Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter

Launch of Friendship 7

Launch of Friendship 7

Mercury 8 in Hanger

Mercury 8 in Hanger

FLICKRMEATBALL

FLICKRMEATBALL

JFK Tour of KSC

JFK Tour of KSC

Rush hour traffic. Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Rush hour traffic. Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Friendship 7

Friendship 7

Carpenter in White Room

Carpenter in White Room

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter Suited Up during Prelaunch Activities

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter Suited Up during Prelaunch Activities

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Capsule #13 atop MA-6 with egress facility extended to capsule. PAD 14, CCMTA. Photo credit: NASA KSC-LOD-62C-128

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Capsule #13 atop MA-6 with egress facility extended to capsule. PAD 14, CCMTA.      Photo credit: NASA KSC-LOD-62C-128

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- CCMTA, NASA:MERCURY, Pad 14 Mercury Atlas-6 with Capsule #13. Photo credit: NASA/USAF KSC-LOD-62-475

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- CCMTA, NASA:MERCURY, Pad 14  Mercury Atlas-6 with Capsule #13.      Photo credit: NASA/USAF KSC-LOD-62-475

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. in His Mark IV Pressure Suit

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. in His Mark IV Pressure Suit

Photograph of Atlas and Friendship 7 Spacecraft

Photograph of Atlas and Friendship 7 Spacecraft

Photograph of Astronauts M. Scott Carpenter and John H. Glenn, Jr. Overlooking the Erection of the Launch Vehicle

Photograph of Astronauts M. Scott Carpenter and John H. Glenn, Jr. Overlooking the Erection of the Launch Vehicle

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. during Training for His Friendship 7 Mission

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. during Training for His Friendship 7 Mission

Astronaut John Glenn is suited up at Cape Canaveral during MA-6 activities

Astronaut John Glenn is suited up at Cape Canaveral during MA-6 activities

Astronaut John Glenn poses for press photographers at Cape Canaveral

Astronaut John Glenn poses for press photographers at Cape Canaveral

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. enters his Mercury capsule, "Friendship 7," as he prepares for launch of the Mercury-Atlas rocket. On February 20, 1962, Glenn lifted off into space aboard his Mercury Atlas 6 MA-6 rocket and became the first American to orbit the Earth. After orbiting the Earth 3 times, Friendship 7 landed in the Atlantic Ocean 4 hours, 55 minutes and 23 seconds later, just East of Grand Turk Island in the Bahamas. Glenn and his capsule were recovered by the Navy Destroyer Noa, 21 minutes after splashdown. Photo credit: NASA KSC-S63-01207

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. enters his Mercury capsule, "Friendship 7," as he prepares for launch of the Mercury-Atlas rocket. On February 20, 1962, Glenn lifted off into space aboard his Mercury Atlas 6 MA-6 rocket and became the first American to orbit the Earth. After orbiting the Earth 3 times, Friendship 7 landed in the Atlantic Ocean 4 hours, 55 minutes and 23 seconds later, just East of Grand Turk Island in the Bahamas. Glenn and his capsule were recovered by the Navy Destroyer Noa, 21 minutes after splashdown.      Photo credit: NASA KSC-S63-01207

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. Undergoing Last Minute Medical Checks

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. Undergoing Last Minute Medical Checks

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. Having Adjustments Made to His Spacesuit

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. Having Adjustments Made to His Spacesuit

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. Eating in Crew's Quarters

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. Eating in Crew's Quarters

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. Motioning to Astronaut Donald J. Slayton and Associate Director MSC Walter C. Williams

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. Motioning to Astronaut Donald J. Slayton and Associate Director MSC Walter C. Williams

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. in His Spacesuit

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. in His Spacesuit

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. Walking to Capsule

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. Walking to Capsule

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Launch of Friendship 7, the first manned orbital space flight. Astronaut John Glenn aboard, the Mercury-Atlas rocket is launched from Pad 14. Photo credit: NASA KSC-62PC-0009

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Launch of Friendship 7, the first manned orbital space flight. Astronaut John Glenn aboard, the Mercury-Atlas rocket is launched from Pad 14. Photo credit: NASA KSC-62PC-0009

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. being Suited-Up

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. being Suited-Up

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. Performing His Early Morning Shave

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. Performing His Early Morning Shave

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. in Flight Suit prior to Launch

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. in Flight Suit prior to Launch

Photograph of Naval Personnel Performing Recovery Operations of Friendship 7

Photograph of Naval Personnel Performing Recovery Operations of Friendship 7

Photograph of Naval Personnel Welcoming Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. after Friendship 7 Flight

Photograph of Naval Personnel Welcoming Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. after Friendship 7 Flight

Photograph of Recovery of Friendship 7

Photograph of Recovery of Friendship 7

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. Talking on the Telephone after Friendship 7 Flight

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. Talking on the Telephone after Friendship 7 Flight

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - S62-00914 1962) Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., pilot of the Mercury-Atlas 6 spaceflight, relaxes aboard the carrier U.S.S. Randolph following his Earth-orbital mission. Glenn was transferred to the Randolph from the U.S.S. Noa after his return from his Earth-orbital mission. Photo Credit: NASA KSC-MA6-39

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - S62-00914 1962) Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., pilot of the Mercury-Atlas 6 spaceflight, relaxes aboard the carrier U.S.S. Randolph following his Earth-orbital mission. Glenn was transferred to the Randolph from the U.S.S. Noa after his return from his Earth-orbital mission. Photo Credit: NASA KSC-MA6-39

President John F. Kennedy Peers into Space Capsule at the Presentation Ceremony of NASA Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) to Astronaut and Colonel John Glenn, Jr. at Hangar 'S' at Cape Canaveral, Florida

President John F. Kennedy Peers into Space Capsule at the Presentation Ceremony of NASA Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) to Astronaut and Colonel John Glenn, Jr. at Hangar 'S' at Cape Canaveral, Florida

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- President John F. Kennedy honors John H. Glenn Jr. during welcome back ceremonies at Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral in Florida after his historic three-orbit mission aboard Friendship 7. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson looks on, with his back to the camera. Photo credit: NASA KSC-PL62-76872

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- President John F. Kennedy honors John H. Glenn Jr. during welcome back ceremonies at Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral in Florida after his historic three-orbit mission aboard Friendship 7. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson looks on, with his back to the camera. Photo credit: NASA KSC-PL62-76872

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- President John F. Kennedy honors John H. Glenn Jr. during welcome-back ceremonies at Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral in Florida after his historic three-orbit mission aboard Friendship 7. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson also is in attendance, with his back to the camera. Photo credit: NASA KSC-PL62-76874

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- President John F. Kennedy honors John H. Glenn Jr. during welcome-back ceremonies at Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral in Florida after his historic three-orbit mission aboard Friendship 7. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson also is in attendance, with his back to the camera. Photo credit: NASA KSC-PL62-76874

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. gives a double thumbs-up as he and President John F. Kennedy arrive at the Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex in Florida. Glenn's Mercury Atlas 6 mission lifted off from Launch Complex 14, in the background, on Feb. 20, 1962. Photo Credit: NASA KSC-62C-0363

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. gives a double thumbs-up as he and President John F. Kennedy arrive at the Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex in Florida. Glenn's Mercury Atlas 6 mission lifted off from Launch Complex 14, in the background, on Feb. 20, 1962. Photo Credit: NASA KSC-62C-0363

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- President John F. Kennedy honors John H. Glenn Jr. at Hangar S, Cape Canaveral, Florida, after his historic three-orbit mission aboard Friendship 7. Photo credit: NASA KSC-PL62-76870

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- President John F. Kennedy honors John H. Glenn Jr. at Hangar S, Cape Canaveral, Florida, after his historic three-orbit mission aboard Friendship 7. Photo credit: NASA KSC-PL62-76870

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. gives a double thumbs-up as he and President John F. Kennedy arrive at the Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex in Florida. Glenn's Mercury Atlas 6 mission lifted off from Launch Complex 14, in the background, on Feb. 20, 1962. Photo credit: NASA KSC-PL62-76873

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. gives a double thumbs-up as he and President John F. Kennedy arrive at the Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex in Florida. Glenn's Mercury Atlas 6 mission lifted off from Launch Complex 14, in the background, on Feb. 20, 1962. Photo credit: NASA KSC-PL62-76873

Photograph of Flight Name being Painted onto Spacecraft Aurora 7

Photograph of Flight Name being Painted onto Spacecraft Aurora 7

Photograph of Astronauts John H. Glenn and M. Scott Carpenter Making Last Minute Checks Prior to Aurora 7 Launch

Photograph of Astronauts John H. Glenn and M. Scott Carpenter Making Last Minute Checks Prior to Aurora 7 Launch

Photograph of Aurora 7 Lifting Off

Photograph of Aurora 7 Lifting Off

Photograph of Astronaut Scott Carpenter Suited Up and Ready for Aurora 7 Launch

Photograph of Astronaut Scott Carpenter Suited Up and Ready for Aurora 7 Launch

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter Explaining Phases of His Aurora 7 Flight to Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr.

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter Explaining Phases of His Aurora 7 Flight to Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr.

Photograph of the Suit Technician Checking Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter's Spacesuit Prior to Aurora 7 Launch

Photograph of the Suit Technician Checking Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter's Spacesuit Prior to Aurora 7 Launch

Photograph of Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter Leaving Hangar S Prior to Aurora 7 Launch

Photograph of Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter Leaving Hangar S Prior to Aurora 7 Launch

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn Listening to Communications with Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter during the Aurora 7 Flight

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn Listening to Communications with Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter during the Aurora 7 Flight

Photograph of Liftoff of Aurora 7 Spacecraft

Photograph of Liftoff of Aurora 7 Spacecraft

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter on the Telephone with Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson after the Aurora 7 Flight

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter on the Telephone with Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson after the Aurora 7 Flight

Photograph of Astronaut Scott Carpenter Looking inside his Aurora 7 Spacecraft prior to Launch

Photograph of Astronaut Scott Carpenter Looking inside his Aurora 7 Spacecraft prior to Launch

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter Being Recovered by a Navy Helicopter after the Aurora 7 Flight

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter Being Recovered by a Navy Helicopter after the Aurora 7 Flight

Photograph of Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter Adjusting his Straps Prior to Aurora 7 Launch

Photograph of Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter Adjusting his Straps Prior to Aurora 7 Launch