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Boarding Gemini VIII

Boarding Gemini VIII

Description (March 16, 1966) Commander Neil Armstrong (right) and pilot David R. Scott prepare to board the Gemini-Titan VIII. Gemini VIII successfully launched at 11:41 a.m. EST, March 16, 1966. The mission co... more

Closeup of research pilot Neil Armstrong operating the Iron Cross Attitude Simulator reaction contro

Closeup of research pilot Neil Armstrong operating the Iron Cross Atti...

Description (1956) Famed astronaut Neil A. Armstrong, the first man to set foot on the moon during the historic Apollo 11 space mission in July 1969, served for seven years as a research pilot at the NACA-NASA ... more

Photograph of Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter

Photograph of Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter

Original caption: Malcolm S. Carpenter, a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy, was born May 1, 1925 in Boulder, Colorado. He is 5 feet 10.5 inches tall, weighs 155 pounds, and has green eyes and brown hair. H... more

Photograph of Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter

Photograph of Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter

Original caption: Astronaut Malcolm S. Carpenter, prime pilot for the Mercury Atlas 7 flights. Father of 4 children, who live with he and his wife, Rene, at Langley Field, Va. Scott Carpenter’s back-up pilot fo... more

Neil A. Armstrong

Neil A. Armstrong

Description (1958) Neil A. Armstrong joined the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics at the Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory, Cleveland, Ohio, in 1955. He transferred to the NACA High-Speed Flight Stat... more

Models of Men Used to Make Couches

Models of Men Used to Make Couches

Date July 7, 1959.Description: Molded astronaut couches line the NASA Langley Research Centers model shop wall. The names of the test subjects--Langley employees--are written on the back. The couches are simila... more

Astronaut Virgil Grissom - Training Prep - Centrifuge - Johnsonville, PA

Astronaut Virgil Grissom - Training Prep - Centrifuge - Johnsonville, ...

B59-00586 (1959) --- Astronaut Virgil (Gus) Grissom is seen preparing for training in the centrifuge at Johnsville. A Navy corpsman attaches sensors to Grissom to monitor his body's reaction to the centrifuge. ... more

John H. Glenn - Mercury Project

John H. Glenn - Mercury Project

Astronaut John H. Glenn, one of the original seven astronauts for Mercury Project selected by NASA on April 27, 1959. The MA-6 mission, boosted by the Mercury-Atlas vehicle, was the first manned orbital launch ... more

Astronaut Scott Carpenter during centrifuge training

Astronaut Scott Carpenter during centrifuge training

B59-00570 (August 1959) --- Astronaut Scott Carpenter trains at the centrifuge procedures trainer at Wright Field, Johnsville, Pennsylvania, for project Mercury. Photo credit: NASA

 Personnel - Astronaut Scott Carpenter - Centrifuge

Personnel - Astronaut Scott Carpenter - Centrifuge

B59-00723 (1959) --- Close-up of astronaut M. Scott Carpenter, prime pilot for the Mercury-Atlas 7 (MA-7) mission, during centrifuge training. (M-199) Photo credit: NASA

B59-00587 (1959) --- Astronaut Virgil (Gus) Grissom is pictured leaving a U.S. Navy installation and removing his helmet. Photo credit: NASA b59-00587

B59-00587 (1959) --- Astronaut Virgil (Gus) Grissom is pictured leavin...

B59-00587 (1959) --- Astronaut Virgil (Gus) Grissom is pictured leaving a U.S. Navy installation and removing his helmet. Photo credit: NASA

Artistic View of Mercury Astronaut Training

Artistic View of Mercury Astronaut Training

This composite image includes a photograph of pilot Joe Algranti testing the Multi-Axis Space Test Inertia Facility (MASTIF) inside Altitude Wind Tunnel at NASA’s Lewis Research Center with other images designe... more

Portrait - Astronaut Grissom, Virgil I.

Portrait - Astronaut Grissom, Virgil I.

G60-02740 (May 1960) --- Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom. Photo credit: NASA

SHEPARD, ALAN B., ASTRONAUT - SUIT

SHEPARD, ALAN B., ASTRONAUT - SUIT

G60-02665 (1960) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) pilot, wearing pressure suit with body parachute. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

PORTRAIT - ASTRONAUT CARPENTER, M. SCOTT

PORTRAIT - ASTRONAUT CARPENTER, M. SCOTT

G60-02737 (May 1960) --- Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter. Photo credit: NASA

SHEPARD, ALAN B., ASTRONAUT - MISC. - PA

SHEPARD, ALAN B., ASTRONAUT - MISC. - PA

G60-02402 (1960) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. prepares for testing in a capsule of the U.S. Navy's centrifuge at Johnsville, Pennsylvania. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

ASTRONAUT GLENN - MISC.

ASTRONAUT GLENN - MISC.

G60-02424 (1960) --- John H. Glenn Jr., one of the seven recently selected Mercury astronauts, participates in a suit-fitting session. Photo credit: NASA

PORTRAIT - SCHIRRA, WALTER, JR., ASTRONAUT - MISC.

PORTRAIT - SCHIRRA, WALTER, JR., ASTRONAUT - MISC.

G60-02741 (May 1960) --- Astronaut Walter M. Schirra Jr. Photo credit: NASA

Portrait - Astronaut Cooper

Portrait - Astronaut Cooper

G60-02738 (May 1960) --- Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper Jr. Photo credit: NASA

Astronaut Virgil Grissom standing beside F-102 on the flight line

Astronaut Virgil Grissom standing beside F-102 on the flight line

B60-00708 (1960) --- Astronaut Virgil I (Gus) Grissom pictured standing beside a F-102 on the flight line. Photo credit: NASA

SUIT - ASTRONAUT S. CARPENTER - PA

SUIT - ASTRONAUT S. CARPENTER - PA

S61-03510 (1961) --- Project Mercury astronaut M. Scott Carpenter smiles, in his pressure suit, prior to participating in a simulated mission run at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Astronaut Carpenter has been select... more

SCHIRRA, WALTER, JR., ASTRONAUT - TRAINING - CENTRIFUGE - PA

SCHIRRA, WALTER, JR., ASTRONAUT - TRAINING - CENTRIFUGE - PA

G60-02461 (1960) --- Astronaut Walter M. Schirra Jr. prepares to enter gondola of centrifuge which is used to test gravitational stress on astronauts training for spaceflight. Schirra became the pilot of the Me... more

Astronaut John Glenn - Egress Training Activity - Langley AFB, VA

Astronaut John Glenn - Egress Training Activity - Langley AFB, VA

B60-00285 (1960) --- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., pilot of the Mercury Atlas 6 spaceflight, emerges from an egress trainer during training activity at the Langley Research Center. He is attempting to transfer o... more

Photograph of Astronaut Cooper inside 30' Altitude Chamber and Using Food Packets

Photograph of Astronaut Cooper inside 30' Altitude Chamber and Using F...

This item is a Photograph of Astronaut Cooper inside 30' Altitude Chamber and Using Food Packets. Source Files on Project Gemini

Rear View - Astronaut Alan Shepard - Pressure Suit

Rear View - Astronaut Alan Shepard - Pressure Suit

S61-02796 (5 May 1961) --- Rear view of astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., in his pressure suit and helmet, as he approaches the Freedom 7 capsule in preparation for ingress before the Mercury-Redstone 3 mission. A... more

Photograph of Astronaut Cooper Sealed Inside the Cabin of the 30' Altitude Chamber

Photograph of Astronaut Cooper Sealed Inside the Cabin of the 30' Alti...

This item is a Photograph of Astronaut Cooper Sealed Inside the Cabin of the 30' Altitude Chamber. Source Files on Project Gemini

Photograph of Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom Preparing for Testing

Photograph of Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom Preparing for Testing

Original caption: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom, 35, is prepared for testing in the U.S. Navy centrifuge at Johnsville, Pennsylvania. Grissom is one of three NAA astr... more

Photograph 1 of Astronaut Edward H. White II's Space Walk on Gemini IV

Photograph 1 of Astronaut Edward H. White II's Space Walk on Gemini IV

This item is a photograph of astronaut Edward H. White II's space walk (Extra Vehicular Activity) on Gemini IV. Source Files on Project Gemini

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 Celesti...

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

ASTRONAUT SHEPARD - PREFLIGHT ACTIVITIES

ASTRONAUT SHEPARD - PREFLIGHT ACTIVITIES

S61-02794 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., shakes hands with fellow astronaut Virgil I. Grissom (on left, back to camera), prior to ingressing the capsule for his Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) spacef... more

Chimpanzee Enos

Chimpanzee Enos

Date December 18, 1961.Description: Chimpanzee Enos pictured wearing a space suit and wrist tethers...Enos became the first chimp to orbit the earth on November 29, 1961, aboard a Mercury Atlas rocket. Althoug... more

Astronaut Alan Shepard in pressure suit with Freedom 7 capsule

Astronaut Alan Shepard in pressure suit with Freedom 7 capsule

S61-02547 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., in his pressure suit and helmet, looks into the Freedom 7 capsule in preparation for ingress before the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) mission. Photo credit:... more

ASTRONAUT VIRGIL I. GRISSOM - SUIT

ASTRONAUT VIRGIL I. GRISSOM - SUIT

S64-36909 (1961) --- Astronaut Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom, pilot of the Mercury-Redstone 4 (MR-4) spaceflight, wearing Mercury pressure suit, poses for picture during training activities at the Florida Space Cente... more

Photograph 3 of Astronaut Edward H. White II's Space Walk on Gemini IV

Photograph 3 of Astronaut Edward H. White II's Space Walk on Gemini IV

This item is a photograph of astronaut Edward H. White II's space walk (Extra Vehicular Activity) on Gemini IV. Source Files on Project Gemini

ASTRONAUT SHEPARD - PRESSURE SUIT - FREEDOM "7" CAPSULE

ASTRONAUT SHEPARD - PRESSURE SUIT - FREEDOM "7" CAPSULE

S61-02792 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., in his pressure suit and helmet, approaches the Freedom 7 capsule in preparation for insertion before the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) mission. Photo credi... more

Astronaut - Shepard - MR-3

Astronaut - Shepard - MR-3

S61-02785 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. in his pressure suit is seated in a reclining chair while a technician checks communications equipment in his helmet. He is in the suiting trailer before... more

Astronaut Alan Shepard - Pressure Suit - Mercury-Redstone (MR)-3 flight

Astronaut Alan Shepard - Pressure Suit - Mercury-Redstone (MR)-3 fligh...

S61-02755 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. is being helped into the lower half of his pressure suit for the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) flight, the first American manned spaceflight. Photo credit: N... more

SHEPARD, ALAN - ASTRONAUT - SUIT - CAPE

SHEPARD, ALAN - ASTRONAUT - SUIT - CAPE

S61-03651 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., in his pressure suit and helmet, is being inserted into the Freedom 7 capsule in preparation for the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) mission. Photo credit: NA... more

Celestial Training Device MA-7

Celestial Training Device MA-7

S61-04621 (1961) --- Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter looks into a Celestial Training Device (globe) during training in the Aeromedical Laboratory at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photo credit: NASA

Shepard With Freedom 7 Capsule

Shepard With Freedom 7 Capsule

(May 5, 1961) Alan B. Shepard, Jr., America's first astronaut, stands in front of the Freedom 7 spacecraft shortly after completion of the third flight of the Mercury-Redstone (MR-3) vehicle, May 5, 1961. Durin... more

CLOSEUP VIEW - ASTRONAUT SHEPARD, ALAN - PRESSURE SUIT - MERCURY-REDSTONE (MR)-3 - CAPE

CLOSEUP VIEW - ASTRONAUT SHEPARD, ALAN - PRESSURE SUIT - MERCURY-REDST...

S61-02775 (5 May 1961) --- Close-up view of astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. in his pressure suit, with helmet opened, for the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) flight, the first American manned spaceflight. Photo credit:... more

ASTRONAUT GROUP - FLIGHT LINE

ASTRONAUT GROUP - FLIGHT LINE

S61-01250 (20 Jan. 1961) --- Photo of the Mercury astronauts standing beside a Convair 106-B aircraft. They are, left to right, M. Scott Carpenter, L. Gordon Cooper Jr., John H. Glenn Jr., Virgil I. Grissom, Wa... more

GANTRY - ASTRONAUT GLENN - CAPE

GANTRY - ASTRONAUT GLENN - CAPE

Astronauts John H. Glenn Jr. (center), and John Peterson (right), in gantry viewing Mercury Spacecraft during assembly. CAPE CANAVERAL, FL B&W

Astronaut Alan B. Shepard has his blood pressure and temperature checked

Astronaut Alan B. Shepard has his blood pressure and temperature check...

S61-02749 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. has his blood pressure and temperature checked prior to his Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) mission, the first American manned spaceflight. The attending physi... more

Astronaut Alan B. Shepard has his blood pressure and temperature checked

Astronaut Alan B. Shepard has his blood pressure and temperature check...

S61-02740 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. has his heart rate checked prior to his Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) mission, the first American manned suborbital spaceflight. The attending physician is D... more

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

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

S61-04546 (1961) --- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., pilot of the Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) "Friendship 7" mission, takes part in spacecraft systems briefing during preflight activity at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Phot... more

Photograph 4 of Astronaut Edward H. White II's Space Walk on Gemini IV

Photograph 4 of Astronaut Edward H. White II's Space Walk on Gemini IV

This item is a photograph of astronaut Edward H. White II's space walk (Extra Vehicular Activity) on Gemini IV. Source Files on Project Gemini

ASTRONAUT VIRGIL I. GRISSOM - SUIT - SUIT ADJUSTMENT - CAPE

ASTRONAUT VIRGIL I. GRISSOM - SUIT - SUIT ADJUSTMENT - CAPE

S64-36915 (1961) --- A NASA suit technician adjusts astronaut Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom's Mercury pressure suit during prelaunch activities at the Florida Space Center. Photo credit: NASA

SCHIRRA, WALTER, JR. -  ASTRONAUT - MISC.

SCHIRRA, WALTER, JR. - ASTRONAUT - MISC.

S61-02839 (1961) --- Astronaut Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom, pilot of the Mercury-Redstone 4 (MR-4) spaceflight, suits up for MR-4 simulation training. Assisting is suit technician Joe Schmitt. Photo credit: NASA

Photograph of Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Entering the 30' Altitude Chamber

Photograph of Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Entering the 30' Altitude Chamber

This item is a Photograph of Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Entering the 30' Altitude Chamber. Source Files on Project Gemini

Chimpanzee Enos in a Space Suit

Chimpanzee Enos in a Space Suit

Date December 18, 1961.Description: Chimpanzee Enos pictured wearing a space suit and lying in his flight couch as a handler holds his hands. He is being prepared for insertion into the Mercury-Atlas 5 capsule... more

Photograph 2 of Astronaut Edward H. White II's Space Walk on Gemini IV

Photograph 2 of Astronaut Edward H. White II's Space Walk on Gemini IV

This item is a photograph of astronaut Edward H. White II's space walk (Extra Vehicular Activity) on Gemini IV. Source Files on Project Gemini

GRISSOM, VIRGIL I., ASTRONAUT - RECOVERY

GRISSOM, VIRGIL I., ASTRONAUT - RECOVERY

S61-04037 (1961) --- Astronaut Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom, pilot of the Mercury-Redstone 4 spaceflight, sits in a life raft during water egress training activies. Photo credit: NASA

Photograph of Astronaut Alan E. Shepard, Jr.

Photograph of Astronaut Alan E. Shepard, Jr.

Original caption: Alan E. Shepard, Jr., a commander in the U.S. Navy, was born November 18, 1923 in East Derry, New Hampshire. Shepard attended primary school in East Derry and was graduated from Pinkerton Scho... more

The Launch of Mercury-Redstone

The Launch of Mercury-Redstone

(May 5, 1961) The launch of the Mercury-Redstone (MR-3), Freedom 7. MR-3 placed the first American astronaut, Alan Shepard, in suborbit on May 5, 1961...UID: SPD-MARSH-6100884

ASTRONAUT GRISSOM, VIRGIL I. - MERCURY SPACECRAFT - EGRESS TRAINING

ASTRONAUT GRISSOM, VIRGIL I. - MERCURY SPACECRAFT - EGRESS TRAINING

S61-03885 (26 April 1961) --- Astronaut Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom, wearing the new Mercury spacesuit, stands outside of a mock-up of the Mercury capsule on the deck of a ship taking him to emergency water egress ... more

Crew Members - USS Champlain - Arrival - Astronaut Alan Shepard

Crew Members - USS Champlain - Arrival - Astronaut Alan Shepard

S61-02711 (5 May 1961) --- Crew members of the U.S. Navy Carrier Champlain cheer and take pictures of the arrival of the first Project Mercury pilot to fly a suborbital flight, astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. Two... more

Astronaut Alan Shepard - Pressure Suit - Mercury-Redstone (MR)-3 Flight

Astronaut Alan Shepard - Pressure Suit - Mercury-Redstone (MR)-3 Fligh...

S61-02766 (5 May 1961) --- Side view of astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. in his pressure suit, with helmet closed, for the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) flight, the first American manned spaceflight. Photo credit: NAS... more

Meet Chimpanzee Enos

Meet Chimpanzee Enos

Date December 21, 1961 .Description: Chimpanzee Enos with handler before Mercury-Atlas 5 flight...Enos became the first chimp to orbit the earth on November 29, 1961, aboard a Mercury Atlas rocket. Although the... more

ASTRONAUT ALAN SHEPARD - PREFLIGHT ACTIVITIES - CAPE

ASTRONAUT ALAN SHEPARD - PREFLIGHT ACTIVITIES - CAPE

S61-02767 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. in flight couch for final check before insertion into capsule for his Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) flight. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Sp... more

Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter in the cockpit of a T-106

Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter in the cockpit of a T-106

M61-00017 (10 Jan. 1961) --- Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter on flight line with a F-106. Photo credit: NASA

Astronaut John Glenn and news media representatives during tour of Cape

Astronaut John Glenn and news media representatives during tour of Cap...

M61-00041 (January 1961) --- Astronaut John Glenn and news media representatives are pictured during a press conference and spacecraft familiarization tour of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photo credit: NASA

SUIT TEST - ASTRONAUT GRISSOM

SUIT TEST - ASTRONAUT GRISSOM

G61-00490 (1961) --- Astronaut Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom, wearing the new Mercury pressure suit, is preparing for centrifuge training. He is receiving assistance in adjusting the breathing apparatus which is atta... more

Camera Aboard "Friendship 7" - Photographs Astronaut John Glenn During Spaceflight

Camera Aboard "Friendship 7" - Photographs Astronaut John Glenn During...

S62-00302 (20 Feb. 1962) --- A camera onboard the "Friendship 7" Mercury spacecraft photographs astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. during his Mercury-Atlas 6 spaceflight. Photo credit: NASA

Camera Aboard "Friendship 7" - Astronaut John Glenn - Spaceflight

Camera Aboard "Friendship 7" - Astronaut John Glenn - Spaceflight

S62-00303 (20 Feb. 1962) --- A camera onboard the "Friendship 7" Mercury spacecraft photographs astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. during the Mercury-Atlas 6 spaceflight. Photo credit: NASA

CAMERA -"FRIENDSHIP 7" - PHOTOGRAPHS ASTRONAUT GLENN, JOHN - MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-6

CAMERA -"FRIENDSHIP 7" - PHOTOGRAPHS ASTRONAUT GLENN, JOHN - MERCURY-A...

S62-00304 (20 Feb. 1962) --- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. is pictured aboard the Mercury-Atlas (MA-6) Friendship 7 capsule during the U.S.'s initial orbital flight. Photo credit: NASA

Astronaut John Glenn leaving crew quarters prior to launch

Astronaut John Glenn leaving crew quarters prior to launch

S62-00330 (1962) --- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. (left), Dr. William Douglas, astronauts flight surgeon, and equipment specialist Joe Schmitt leave crew quarters prior to Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) mission. Glenn i... more

Astronaut Alan Shepard - Pressure Suit - Mercury-Redstone (MR)-3 Flight

Astronaut Alan Shepard - Pressure Suit - Mercury-Redstone (MR)-3 Fligh...

S61-02757 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. is being helped into his pressure suit for the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) flight, the first American manned spaceflight. Photo credit: NASA or National Ae... more

Photograph of Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom

Photograph of Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom

Original caption: Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom, 35, is shown following centrifuge testing at Johnsville, Pennsylvania which took place during April of this year. Grissom is one of three astronauts who have Aeron... more

Photograph of Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom Preparing for Testing in the Centrifuge

Photograph of Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom Preparing for Testing in the...

Original caption: Being readied for testing in the U.S. Navy's centrifuge at Johnsville, Pennsylvania is Virgil I. Grissom, 35, one of three astronauts chosen for the first manned suborbital flight of Project M... more

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn Undergoing Respiratory Testing in Preparation for His Friendship 7 Flight

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn Undergoing Respiratory Testing i...

Original caption: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr., 39, is shown undergoing certain respiratory testing as a part of the flight training program of Project Mercury. Pro... more

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

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

S61-01925 (25 April 1961) --- View of the Mercury-Atlas 3 (MA-3) liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Florida on April 25, 1961. The orbital test flight of the Mercury capsule did not achieve orbit and was destroyed af... more

Astronaut John Glenn, suited, during altitude chamber test

Astronaut John Glenn, suited, during altitude chamber test

M61-00150 (1961) --- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., suited with hose to suit ventilation unit attached, during altitude chamber test. He is standing in the entrance to the test chamber with his helmet visor down.... more

Closeup View - Astronaut Alan Shepard - Pressure Suit - Mercury-Redstone ( MR)-3 Flight

Closeup View - Astronaut Alan Shepard - Pressure Suit - Mercury-Redsto...

S61-00220 (20 April 1961) --- Close-up view of astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. in his pressure suit, with helmet opened, for the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) flight, the first American manned spaceflight. Photo cred... more

Astronaut Virgil Grissom in new Mercury Space Suit during egress training

Astronaut Virgil Grissom in new Mercury Space Suit during egress train...

S61-03893 (26 April 1961) --- Astronaut Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom, wearing the new Mercury spacesuit, poses for a picture during emergency egress training activities at the Florida Space Center. He is seen standi... more

ASTRONAUT SHEPARD, ALAN - ARRIVAL - ASTRONAUT GRISSOM, VIRGIL I. (GUS) - GREETING - GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND (GBI)

ASTRONAUT SHEPARD, ALAN - ARRIVAL - ASTRONAUT GRISSOM, VIRGIL I. (GUS)...

S61-02731 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. arrives at Grand Bahamas Island and is greeted by astronaut Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom after the first American suborbital flight. He will participate in a ... more

Astronaut Alan Shepard removing space suit on U.S. Champlain after recovery

Astronaut Alan Shepard removing space suit on U.S. Champlain after rec...

S88-31382 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard receives assistance in removing his spacesuit while on the U.S. Champlain after the recovery of his Mercury capsule. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronauti... more

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

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

S61-02727 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard is seen on the deck of the USS Lake Champlain after the recovery of his Mercury capsule in the western Atlantic Ocean. Shepard and the Mercury spacecraft des... more

Astronaut Alan Shepard on U.S. Champlain after recovery of Mercury capsule

Astronaut Alan Shepard on U.S. Champlain after recovery of Mercury cap...

S88-31380 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., strides across the deck of the U.S. Navy Carrier Champlain following an inspection of his Freedom 7 capsule. Shepard had just completed the first manne... more

Astronaut Alan Shepard inspects his capsule on U.S. Champlain after recovery

Astronaut Alan Shepard inspects his capsule on U.S. Champlain after re...

S88-31384 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) pilot, is pictured near his Freedom 7 capsule during a postflight inspection aboard the U.S. Navy Carrier Champlain after the... more

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

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

S88-31377 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. is rescued by a U. S. Marine helicopter at the termination of his sub-orbital flight May 5, 196l, down range from the Florida eastern coast.

Astronaut Alan Shepard onboard helicopter after recovery of Mercury capsule

Astronaut Alan Shepard onboard helicopter after recovery of Mercury ca...

S88-31383 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) pilot, jokes with doctors while in-flight between the U.S. Navy Carrier Champlain and the Grand Bahama Islands. Shepard is the... more

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

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

S61-02409 (5 May 1961) --- Launching of the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) rocket from Cape Canaveral on astronaut Alan B. Shepard?s suborbital mission. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

View of Astronaut Alan Shepard inside the Freedom 7 capsule

View of Astronaut Alan Shepard inside the Freedom 7 capsule

S88-31374 (29 April 1961) --- A close-up of astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. in his space suit with his helmet on inside the Mercury capsule. He is undergoing a flight simulation test with the capsule mated to the... more

ASTRONAUT SHEPARD, ALAN - CAPE

ASTRONAUT SHEPARD, ALAN - CAPE

S61-01927 (5 May 1961) --- Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3), the United States' first manned spaceflight, is launched from Cape Canaveral on a suborbital mission. Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. was the pilot of the Mer... more

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

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

S88-31376 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., pilot of the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) suborbital spaceflight, is retrieved by a helicopter from the USS Lake Champlain during recovery operations in th... more

Astronaut Alan Shepard receives MASA Distinguished Service award

Astronaut Alan Shepard receives MASA Distinguished Service award

S88-31388 (8 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. (center), along with wife Louise, waves to a crowd outside the U.S. Capitol building. Shepard, Mercury-Redstone 3 astronaut, had earlier briefed Congress... more

Astronaut Alan Shepard receives MASA Distinguished Service award

Astronaut Alan Shepard receives MASA Distinguished Service award

S88-31387 (8 May 1961) --- President John F. Kennedy (left) congratulates NASA's Distinguished Service Medal Award recipient astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. in a Rose Garden ceremony on May 8, 1961, at the White ... more

Astronaut Alan Shepard recieves NASA Distinguished Service Award

Astronaut Alan Shepard recieves NASA Distinguished Service Award

S67-19572 (8 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. receives the NASA Distinguished Service Award from United States President John F. Kennedy May 8, 1961, days after his history making MR-3 flight. Shepar... more

BOY SCOUTS - SPACE TASK GROUP - ASTRONAUT SHEPARD

BOY SCOUTS - SPACE TASK GROUP - ASTRONAUT SHEPARD

S61-02455 (19 June 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. met and talked with Boy Scouts from Franklin, Virginia on June 19, 1961. They are photographed in front of the NASA Space Task Group building at Langle... more

ASTRONAUT GRISSOM, GUS - PRESS CONFERENCE

ASTRONAUT GRISSOM, GUS - PRESS CONFERENCE

S61-03676 (23 July 1961) --- Astronaut Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom speaks at a press conference on July 23, 1961 held at the Starlight motel. Behind him is a large representation of the NASA logo. Photo credit: NASA

GRISSOM, VIRGIL I. (GUS), ASTRONAUT

GRISSOM, VIRGIL I. (GUS), ASTRONAUT

S61-03684 (21 July 1961) --- Astronaut Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom and his family are shown at the airport at Patrick Air Force Base with NASA Administrator James E. Webb (right). Grissom is speaking into microphon... more

CLOSEUP - ASTRONAUT SHEPARD, ALAN - PRESSURE SUIT - FREEDOM 7 CAPSULE

CLOSEUP - ASTRONAUT SHEPARD, ALAN - PRESSURE SUIT - FREEDOM 7 CAPSULE

S61-03645 (5 May 1961) --- Close-up of astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., in his pressure suit and helmet, ingressing into the Freedom 7 capsule in preparation for the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) mission. Photo credi... more

Astronaut John Glenn inspecting interior of Mercury capsule

Astronaut John Glenn inspecting interior of Mercury capsule

S61-03744 (July 1961) --- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., backup astronaut for MR-4, inspects the interior of a Mercury spacecraft on Pad 5. He is reviewing material on the checklist he is holding against the cons... more

Astronaut John Glenn - Blood Draw - Training - Cape

Astronaut John Glenn - Blood Draw - Training - Cape

S61-02579 (1961) --- Astronaut nurse Delores B. O'Hara, R.N., in the Aeromedical Laboratory at Cape Canaveral, Florida, takes a blood sample from Mercury astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. Photo credit: NASA

Astronaut Grissom on level 3 in front of Liberty Bell 7 capsule

Astronaut Grissom on level 3 in front of Liberty Bell 7 capsule

S61-03698 (1961) --- Astronaut Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom, suited up and ready to climb into Liberty Bell 7 spacecraft, sits in front of his capsule for a picture. Behind him technicians work inside the capsule. T... more

Astronaut Grissom on level 3 in front of Liberty Bell 7 capsule

Astronaut Grissom on level 3 in front of Liberty Bell 7 capsule

S61-02888 (1961) --- Astronaut Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom, suited up and ready to climb into Liberty Bell 7 spacecraft, stands in front of the capsule for a picture. Backup pilot John Glenn is in the right corner ... more

Astronaut Grissom climbs into Liberty Bell 7 capsule to begin MR-4 mission

Astronaut Grissom climbs into Liberty Bell 7 capsule to begin MR-4 mis...

S61-02881 (1961) --- Astronaut Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom, suited up in a newly designed pressure suit, is assisted as he climbs into Liberty Bell 7 spacecraft. Behind him backup pilot John Glenn watches the inser... more

Astronaut Grissom dons spacesuit for Mercury-Redstone 4 mission

Astronaut Grissom dons spacesuit for Mercury-Redstone 4 mission

S61-02845 (1961) --- Portrait of astronaut Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom in his pressure suit and wearing his helmet in Hanger S at Cape Canaveral, Florida before the Mercury-Redstone 4 mission. Photo credit: NASA

Astronaut Grissom talks to backup John Glenn prior to insertion

Astronaut Grissom talks to backup John Glenn prior to insertion

S61-02882 (1961) --- Astronaut Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom, suited up and ready to climb into Liberty Bell 7 spacecraft, talks with backup pilot John H. Glenn prior to insertion. The Mercury-Redstone 4 (MR-4) missi... more