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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

United States, East coast: Charleston Light to Cape Canaveral

Bumper V-2 Launch

Early Rockets

Early Rockets

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

Early Rockets

Early Rockets

Jupiter rocket - Early Rockets

Explorer 1 Launch

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

Vanguard Satellite SLV-2 Being Examined at Cape Canaveral

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

Pioneer III Probe

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

Jupiter-C, the first American Satellite, Explorer 1 launcher

Jupiter-C, the first American Satellite, Explorer 1 launcher

Redstone missile No. 1002 on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida

Delta 174 Launch

Launchings of Discoverer and Explorer

Wernher von Braun

Big Joe Ready for Launch at Cape Canaveral

Early Rockets - Vangard III satellite

Big Joe launch vehicle after launching at Cape Canaveral

Television Infrared Observation Satellite TIROS

Mercury-Atlas 1 Launch

A long-lost spacesuit recently uncovered

TIROS, America's First Meteorological Satellite

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

SUIT - ASTRONAUT S. CARPENTER - PA

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

LIFTOFF - MERCURY-REDSTONE (MR)-1A - CAPE

Mercury Redstone 3 Launch

Retrieval of Alan B. Shepard Jr.

Unloading Atlas Launch Vehicle

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

Celestial Training Device MA-7

First Saturn (SA-1) Launch

John Glenn and Scott Carpenter

Ham

Launch of Mercury-Atlas

Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr.

Studying - Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. - Mercury-Atlas (MA)-6 - Cape

A three-year-old chimpanzee, named Ham - Mercury Project

The Launch of Mercury-Redstone

Liftoffs - Cape

Astronaut John Glenn and news media representatives during tour of Cape

Recovery - Mercury-Redstone (MR)-2 - Loaded on Ship - Chimp "Ham"

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

LIFTOFF - MERCURY-REDSTONE (MR)-2 - CAPE

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

Mercury Project chimpanzee Ham

MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-6 - GLOBE - CELESTIAL TRAINING DEVICE - CAPE

LIFTOFF - MERCURY-ATLAS (MR)-3- FLIGHT ATTEMPT - MECHANICAL ASTRONAUT - CAPE

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

Mercury Project Madison County Alabama

FREEDOM "7" - CAPE

Astronaut Alan Shepard - U.S.S. Champlain - Post-Recovery Mercury Capsule

Mercury Redstone 3 imagery

ASTRONAUT ALAN SHEPARD - FREEDOM "7" - LIFTOFF - CAPE

ASTRONAUT SHEPARD, ALAN - CAPE

FREEDOM "7" - CAPE

Astronaut Alan Shepard is rescued by helicopter at end of MR-3 flight

LIFTOFF - MERCURY-REDSTONE - (MR)-3 - "FREEDOM 7" - CAPE

Astronaut John Glenn - Blood Draw - Training - Cape

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

Astronaut Grissom dons spacesuit for Mercury-Redstone 4 mission

Astronaut Grissom dons spacesuit for Mercury-Redstone 4 mission

MERCURY-REDSTONE (MR)-4 - MISSION CONTROL CENTER (MCC) - CAPE

Mercury-Redstone 4 spacecraft launching

Astronaut John Glenn has biosensor attached to body during training

Mercury-Redstone (MR)-4 - Spacecraft Launch - Cape

TRAINING - ASTRONAUT GLENN, JOHN - AEROMEDICAL LAB - CAPE

LIFTOFF - MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-4 - CAPSULE 8A - CAPE

Recovery of the Mercury-Atlas 4

LIFTOFF - MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-4 - CAPE

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

Saturn I - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn Apollo Program

Carpenter Debriefing

Carpenter Launch

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

Launch of Friendship 7

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

Mercury 8 in Hanger

FLICKRMEATBALL

JFK Tour of KSC

Rush hour traffic. Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Astronaut John Glenn being Honored

John H Glenn Jr.

Astronaut Scott Carpenter - Medal Presentation - Dr. James Webb Post Mercury-Atlas (MA-7)

Carpenter in White Room