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KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello is lifted from its stand in the Space Station Processing Facility to move to another work stand.  Raffaello is the second MPLM built by the Italian Space Agency, serving as a reusable logistics carrier and primary delivery system to resupply and return station cargo requiring a pressurized environment.  It is being moved to allow the third MPLM, Donatello, to be brought in for routine testing.  Donatello has been stored in the Operations and Checkout Building.  This is the first time all three MPLMs are in the SSPF; the other one is the Leonardo.  Raffaello is scheduled to fly on Space Shuttle Atlantis on mission STS-114.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffae...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello is lifted from its stand in the Space Station Processing Facility to move to another work stand. Raffaello is the second MPLM built by ... More

Photograph of John Glenn Seating inside the Mercury Capsule during a Flight Simulation Test

Photograph of John Glenn Seating inside the Mercury Capsule during a F...

Original caption: Astronaut, John Glenn, in space suit seated in Mercury Capsule, is undergoing a flight simulation test. The first attempt to put a man into space by the U.S. aboard a Mercury Capsule will be ... More

MA-6 HAND HELD - JOHN GLENN. NASA public domain image colelction.

MA-6 HAND HELD - JOHN GLENN. NASA public domain image colelction.

S62-06020 (20 Feb. 1962) --- View of Earth taken by astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. during his Mercury Atlas 6 (MA-6) spaceflight. Photo credit: NASA

FLIGHT RESEARCH BRANCH PERSONNEL-1959.  FRONT ROW: George Rathert, Stu Brown, Norm McFadden, Howard Turner, Gus Brunner, Venia McCloud, Violet Shaw, Kay Rizzi, Yvonne Settle, Genevieve Ziegler, Anita Palmer, Grace Carpenter, Evelyn Olson. SECOND ROW: Bill Triplett, Alan Faye, Dick Bray, Seth Anderson, Steve Belsley, Hervey Quigley, Hank Cole, Elwood Stewart, Don Higdon, Maurie White, Dorothea Wilkinson, Dick Vomaske, Stew Rolls, Mel Sadoff, Mary Thompson, Brent Creer.  BACK ROW: Ron Gerdes, Joe Douvillier, John Stewart, Rod Wingrove, Walter McNeill. Note:  Used in publication in Flight Research at Ames;  57 Years of Development and Validation of Aeronautical Technology NASA SP-1998-3300 fig 89 ARC-1969-A-25541

FLIGHT RESEARCH BRANCH PERSONNEL-1959. FRONT ROW: George Rathert, Stu...

FLIGHT RESEARCH BRANCH PERSONNEL-1959. FRONT ROW: George Rathert, Stu Brown, Norm McFadden, Howard Turner, Gus Brunner, Venia McCloud, Violet Shaw, Kay Rizzi, Yvonne Settle, Genevieve Ziegler, Anita Palmer, Gr... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -   The STS-115 crew is in the White Room on the orbiter access arm on Launch Pad 39B to get instruction on using the emergency egress system. From left are Commander Brent Jett, Pilot Chris Ferguson, and Mission Specialists Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper, Joseph Tanner, Steven MacLean and Daniel Burbank.  MacLean is with the Canadian Space Agency.  The White Room provides access into the orbiter through the crew access hatch. The mission crew is at KSC for Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities that are preparation for launch on Space Shuttle Atlantis, scheduled to take place in a window that opens Aug. 27.  During their 11-day mission to the International Space Station, the STS-115 crew will continue construction of the station and attach the payload elements, the Port 3/4 truss segment with its two large solar arrays.  Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston KSC-06pd1774

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The STS-115 crew is in the White Room o...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The STS-115 crew is in the White Room on the orbiter access arm on Launch Pad 39B to get instruction on using the emergency egress system. From left are Commander Brent Jett, Pilo... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility  at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the S6 truss segment is on display for the media.  The S6 truss segment, with its set of large U.S. solar arrays, will be attached to the starboard, or right, side of the station during space shuttle Discovery's STS-119 mission.  The S6 truss will complete the backbone of the station. The two solar wings will provide one-fourth of the total power needed to support a crew of six astronauts. The segment is expected to be loaded into the payload transportation canister Jan. 7, in preparation for its targeted journey to the launch pad Jan. 11. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-08pd4071

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility at N...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- In the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the S6 truss segment is on display for the media. The S6 truss segment, with its set of large U.S. s... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –  At the Launch Pad 39A slidewire basket landing site at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a Mode II-IV exercise is underway, involving NASA fire rescue personnel, volunteers portraying astronauts with simulated injuries, helicopters and personnel from the Air Force’s 920th Rescue Wing and medical trauma teams at three central Florida hospitals.  The drill allows teams to practice an emergency response at Pad 39A, including helicopter evacuation to local hospitals. The Space Shuttle Program and U.S. Air Force are conducting the emergency simulation.  Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis KSC-2009-5261

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Launch Pad 39A slidewire basket landing...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Launch Pad 39A slidewire basket landing site at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a Mode II-IV exercise is underway, involving NASA fire rescue personnel, volunteers portray... More

The STS-101 crew wave at onlookers as they walk from the Operations and Checkout Building to the Astrovan, which will take them to Space Shuttle Atlantis on Launch Pad 39A for a simulated countdown exercise. Leading the way are (left) Pilot Scott J. "Doc" Horowitz and (right) Commander James D. Halsell Jr. In the second row are Mission Specialists (left) Mary Ellen Weber and (right) Jeffrey N. Williams. In the third row are Mission Specialists (left) James Voss, (waving) Susan J. Helms, and (right) Yury Usachev of Russia. The dress rehearsal for launch is part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT) activities that include emergency egress training and familiarization with the payload. During their mission to the International Space Station, the STS-101 crew will be delivering logistics and supplies, plus preparing the Station for the arrival of the Zvezda Service Module, expected to be launched by Russia in July 2000. Also, the crew will conduct one space walk to perform maintenance on the Space Station. This will be the third assembly flight for the Space Station. STS-101 is scheduled to launch April 24 at 4:15 p.m. from Launch Pad 39A KSC-00pp0460

The STS-101 crew wave at onlookers as they walk from the Operations an...

The STS-101 crew wave at onlookers as they walk from the Operations and Checkout Building to the Astrovan, which will take them to Space Shuttle Atlantis on Launch Pad 39A for a simulated countdown exercise. Le... More

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

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

Forrester exercises in the MDDK on STS-117 Space Shuttle Atlantis

Forrester exercises in the MDDK on STS-117 Space Shuttle Atlantis

S117-E-06927 (10 June 2007) --- Astronaut Patrick Forrester, STS-117 mission specialist, exercises on a bicycle ergometer on the middeck of the Space Shuttle Atlantis.

Portrait - Glenn, John H.. NASA public domain image colelction.

Portrait - Glenn, John H.. NASA public domain image colelction.

G60-02739 (May 1960) --- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr.

Space Shuttle Discovery during Expedition 16

Space Shuttle Discovery during Expedition 16

ISS016-E-009251 (1 Nov. 2007) --- Space Shuttle Discovery (STS-120), docked to the International Space Station, is featured in this image captured by a crewmember onboard the station.

MS Ivins with hair loose on the AFD

MS Ivins with hair loose on the AFD

STS098-348-015 (7-20 February 2001) --- Astronaut Marsha S. Ivins, STS-98 mission specialist, is photographed on the mid deck of the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Atlantis.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -  The STS-125 crew members listen to instructions for driving the M-113 armored personnel carrier.  From left are Mission Specialists John Grunsfeld, Megan McArthur, Michael Good, Mike Massimino and Gregory C. Johnson. The crew members of space shuttle Atlantis' STS-125 mission will each practice driving the M-113 in turn as part of their training on emergency egress procedures. An M-113 will be available to transport the crew to safety in the event of a contingency on the pad before their launch. The crew is at NASA's Kennedy Space Center for a dress launch rehearsal called the terminal countdown demonstration test, or TCDT. It provides astronauts and ground crews with an opportunity to participate in various simulated countdown activities, including equipment familiarization,  emergency training and a simulated launch countdown. The STS-125 mission aboard space shuttle Atlantis to service NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is targeted to launch Oct. 10.    Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-08pd2807

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The STS-125 crew members listen to instruction...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - The STS-125 crew members listen to instructions for driving the M-113 armored personnel carrier. From left are Mission Specialists John Grunsfeld, Megan McArthur, Michael Good, Mike Mas... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- During a tanking test on June 15 at Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, there was an apparent liquid hydrogen leak in the main fuel valve in Atlantis' space shuttle main engine No. 3. Technicians now are replacing the suspect valve and a leak check of the valve and associated systems will be conducted. The work is expected to take about a week, which still would support Atlantis' targeted July 8 launch date.               STS-135 Commander Chris Ferguson, Pilot Doug Hurley and Mission Specialists Sandy Magnus and Rex Walheim are targeted to lift off on space shuttle Atlantis July 8, taking with them the MPLM packed with supplies, logistics and spare parts to the International Space Station. The STS-135 mission also will fly a system to investigate the potential for robotically refueling existing satellites and return a failed ammonia pump module to help NASA better understand the failure mechanism and improve pump designs for future systems. STS-135 will be the 33rd flight of Atlantis, the 37th shuttle mission to the space station, and the 135th and final mission of NASA's Space Shuttle Program. For more information visit, www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts135/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2011-4568

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- During a tanking test on June 15 at Launch Pad...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- During a tanking test on June 15 at Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, there was an apparent liquid hydrogen leak in the main fuel valve in Atlantis' space shuttle... More

Crewmember activity in the shuttle middeck

Crewmember activity in the shuttle middeck

STS091-780-001 (2-12 June 1998) --- Cosmonaut Valery V. Ryumin, mission specialist representing the Russian Space Agency (RSA), organizes a meal on the mid deck of the Earth-orbiting Space Shuttle Discovery. T... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA.  -  At NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility, emergency rescue personnel get equipment ready for a simulated emergency rescue of a shuttle crew after landing.  Known as a Mode VI exercise, the operation uses volunteer workers from the Center to pose as astronauts. The purpose of the simulation is to exercise emergency preparedness personnel, equipment and facilities in rescuing astronauts from a downed orbiter and providing immediate medical attention. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-06pd0487

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - At NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility, emergency rescue personnel get equipment ready for a simulated emergency rescue of a shuttle crew after landing. Known as... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –   In the airlock of the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, workers prepare to move the ground support equipment for the STS-125 Hubble Servicing Mission delivered July 16.  The GSE are carriers, or pallets, that will hold equipment in space shuttle Atlantis’ payload bay.  This carrier will be moved to a work stand. The carriers will be prepared for the integration of telescope science instruments, both internal and external replacement components, as well as the flight support equipment to be used by the astronauts during the servicing mission.  The three payload carriers or pallets are the Flight Support System, the Super Lightweight Interchangeable Carrier and the Orbital Replacement Unit Carrier.  At the end of July, a fourth and final carrier, the Multi-Use Lightweight Equipment carrier will join the others in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility where the Hubble payload is being prepared for launch. Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston KSC-08pd2004

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In the airlock of the Payload Hazardous Servi...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In the airlock of the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, workers prepare to move the ground support equipment for the STS-125 Hubble Servicing Mission ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-98 Mission Commander Kenneth Cockrell speaks to the media at the Shuttle Landing Facility after the crew's arrival Sunday to complete preparations for launch. The crew also includes Pilot Mark Polansky and Mission Specialists Thomas Jones, Marsha Ivins and Robert Curbeam.; STS-98 is the seventh construction flight to the International Space Station, carrying as payload the U.S. Lab Destiny, a key element in the construction of the ISS. Launch of STS-98 is scheduled for Feb. 7 at 6:11 p.m. EST KSC01padig042

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-98 Mission Commander Kenneth Cockrel...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-98 Mission Commander Kenneth Cockrell speaks to the media at the Shuttle Landing Facility after the crew's arrival Sunday to complete preparations for launch. The crew also inc... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At NASA Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A, the crew for space shuttle Endeavour's STS-123 mission receives instruction for emergency egress from the pad.  In blue flight suits, from left, are Mission Specialist Mike Foreman; Pilot Gregory H. Johnson; Mission Specialists Takao Doi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Garrett Reisman and Robert L. Behnken; and Commander Dominic Gorie. The crew is at Kennedy for a full launch dress rehearsal, known as the terminal countdown demonstration test or TCDT.  The terminal countdown demonstration test provides astronauts and ground crews with an opportunity to participate in various simulated countdown activities, including equipment familiarization and emergency training. Endeavour is targeted to launch March 11 at 2:28 a.m. EDT on a 16-day mission to the International Space Station.  On the mission, Endeavour and its crew will deliver the first section of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency's Kibo laboratory and the Canadian Space Agency's two-armed robotic system, Dextre. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-08pd0506

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At NASA Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pa...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At NASA Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A, the crew for space shuttle Endeavour's STS-123 mission receives instruction for emergency egress from the pad. In blue flight suits,... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –  On Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the Closeout Crew in the White Room help STS-128 crew members complete their suit-up before entering space shuttle Discovery for the 11:59 p.m. EDT liftoff.  Seen here at center is Mission Specialist Patrick Forrester.  Near Discovery's hatch at right is Mission Specialist Danny Olivas. The first launch attempt on Aug. 24 was postponed due to unfavorable weather conditions.  The second attempt on Aug. 25 also was postponed due to an issue with a valve in space shuttle Discovery's main propulsion system.  The STS-128 mission is the 30th International Space Station assembly flight and the 128th space shuttle flight. The 13-day mission will deliver more than 7 tons of supplies, science racks and equipment, as well as additional environmental hardware to sustain six crew members on the International Space Station. The equipment includes a freezer to store research samples, a new sleeping compartment and the COLBERT treadmill.  Photo credit: NASA/Sandra Joseph-Kevin O'Connell KSC-2009-4960

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – On Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Cent...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – On Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the Closeout Crew in the White Room help STS-128 crew members complete their suit-up before entering space shuttle Discovery ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-101 crew poses on the tarmac at the Shuttle Landing Facility after arriving to take part in a Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT). The two days of activities include emergency egress training and a dress rehearsal for launch. Standing left to right are Mission Specialist Susan Helms, Commander James Halsell, Pilot Scott Horowitz, and Mission Speciaists Jeffrey Williams, James Voss, Yury Usachev and Mary Ellen Weber. During their mission to the International Space Station, the STS-101 crew will be delivering logistics and supplies, plus preparing the Station for the arrival of the Zvezda Service Module, expected to be launched by Russia in July 2000. Also, the crew will conduct one space walk to perform maintenance on the Space Station. This will be the third assembly flight for the Space Station. STS-101 is scheduled to launch April 24 at 4:15 p.m. from Launch Pad 39A KSC00pp0447

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-101 crew poses on the tarmac at ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- The STS-101 crew poses on the tarmac at the Shuttle Landing Facility after arriving to take part in a Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test (TCDT). The two days of activities inclu... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. --  The STS-108 and Expedition 4 crews head for the Astrovan and a ride to Launch Pad 39B.  Leading the way are Pilot Mark E. Kelly (left) and Commander Dominic L. Gorie; behind them are Mission Specialists Daniel M. Tani and Linda A. Godwin; next is Expedition 4 Commander Yuri Onufrienko, followed by astronauts Daniel W. Bursch (left) and Carl E. Walz. This is the second launch attempt after the first attempt Dec. 4 was scrubbed due to poor weather conditions at KSC.  The main goals of the mission are to carry the Expedition 4 crew to the International Space Station as replacement for Expedition 3; carry the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module Raffaello filled with water, equipment and supplies; and  install thermal blankets over equipment at the base of the ISS solar wings. STS-108 is the final Shuttle mission of 2001 and the 107th Shuttle flight overall.  Launch is scheduled for 5:19 p.m. EST (22:19 GMT) Dec. 5, 2001, from Launch Pad 39B KSC01PD1784

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The STS-108 and Expedition 4 crews head...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. -- The STS-108 and Expedition 4 crews head for the Astrovan and a ride to Launch Pad 39B. Leading the way are Pilot Mark E. Kelly (left) and Commander Dominic L. Gorie; behind them ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  At the Trident wharf, workers help guide the container with the Experiment Logistics Module Pressurized Section inside toward a flat bed on the dock.  The logistics module is part of the Japanese Experiment Module.  The logistics module will be transported to the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. The Japanese Experiment Module is composed of three segments and is known as Kibo, which means "hope" in Japanese.   Kibo consists of six components: two research facilities -- the Pressurized Module and Exposed Facility; a Logistics Module attached to each of them; a Remote Manipulator System; and an Inter-Orbit Communication System unit. Kibo also has a scientific airlock through which experiments are transferred and exposed to the external environment of space. Kibo is Japan's first human space facility and its primary contribution to the station.  Kibo will enhance the unique research capabilities of the orbiting complex by providing an additional environment in which astronauts can conduct science experiments. The various components of JEM will be assembled in space over the course of three Space Shuttle missions. The first of those three missions, STS-123, will carry the Experiment Logistics Module Pressurized Section aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour, targeted for launch in 2007.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd0633

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Trident wharf, workers help guid...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At the Trident wharf, workers help guide the container with the Experiment Logistics Module Pressurized Section inside toward a flat bed on the dock. The logistics module is part... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --   STS-107 Commander Rick Husband makes a few comments after the crew's arrival at KSC for pre-launch preparations.  Other crew members are Pilot William "Willie" McCool, Payload Commander Michael Anderson, Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, and Mission Specialists Kalpana Chawla, David Brown and Laurel Clark.  Ramon is the first Israeli astronaut to fly on a Shuttle mission.  STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. The payload on Space Shuttle Columbia includes FREESTAR (Fast Reaction Experiments Enabling Science, Technology, Applications and Research) and the SHI Research Double Module (SHI/RDM), known as SPACEHAB.  Experiments on the module range from material sciences to life sciences. Launch of Columbia is targeted for Jan. 16 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. KSC-03pd0053

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-107 Commander Rick Husband makes a...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-107 Commander Rick Husband makes a few comments after the crew's arrival at KSC for pre-launch preparations. Other crew members are Pilot William "Willie" McCool, Payload Co... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -  STS-125 Mission Specialist Megan McArthur is ready to practice driving the M-113 armored personnel carrier. The crew members of space shuttle Atlantis' STS-125 mission will each practice driving the M-113 in turn as part of their training on emergency egress procedures. An M-113 will be available to transport the crew to safety in the event of a contingency on the pad before their launch. The crew is at NASA's Kennedy Space Center for a dress launch rehearsal called the terminal countdown demonstration test, or TCDT. It provides astronauts and ground crews with an opportunity to participate in various simulated countdown activities, including equipment familiarization,  emergency training and a simulated launch countdown. The STS-125 mission aboard space shuttle Atlantis to service NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is targeted to launch Oct. 10.    Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-08pd2811

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - STS-125 Mission Specialist Megan McArthur is r...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - STS-125 Mission Specialist Megan McArthur is ready to practice driving the M-113 armored personnel carrier. The crew members of space shuttle Atlantis' STS-125 mission will each practice... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  At NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the STS-122 mission crew members stride out of the Operations and Checkout Building, eager to ride to the launch pad and take their seats in space shuttle Atlantis for the planned launch today at 2:45 p.m. EST.  Seen on the right, front to back, are Commander Steve Frick and Mission Specialists Rex Walheim and Hans Schlegel.  On the left, front to back, are Pilot Alan Poindexter, followed by Mission Specialists Leland Melvin, Stanley Love and Leopold Eyharts.  Schlegel and Eyharts represent the European Space Agency.  The launch will be the third attempt for Atlantis since December 2007 to carry the European Space Agency's Columbus laboratory to the International Space Station.  During the 11-day mission, the crew's prime objective is to attach the laboratory to the Harmony module, adding to the station's size and capabilities.    Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-08pd0199

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the STS...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- At NASA's Kennedy Space Center, the STS-122 mission crew members stride out of the Operations and Checkout Building, eager to ride to the launch pad and take their seats in space ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –  After rotation of the Wide Field Camera 3 (background left), or WFC3, in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, technicians check the data.  The WFC3 will be transferred to the Super Lightweight Interchangeable Carrier.  WFC3 is part of the payload on space shuttle Atlantis' STS-125 mission for the fifth and final Hubble servicing flight to NASA's Hubble Space Telescope. The curved edge shown at top is the radiator, the "outside" of WFC3 that will be exposed to space and will expel heat out of Hubble and into space through black body radiation.  As Hubble enters the last stage of its life, WFC3 will be Hubble's next evolutionary step, allowing Hubble to peer ever further into the mysteries of the cosmos. WFC3 will study a diverse range of objects and phenomena, from young and extremely distant galaxies, to much more nearby stellar systems, to objects within our very own solar system. WFC3 will take the place of Wide Field Planetary Camera 2, which astronauts will bring back to Earth aboard the shuttle. Launch of Atlantis is targeted at 1:34 a.m. EDT Oct. 8.  Photo credit: NASA/Amanda Diller KSC-08pd2467

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – After rotation of the Wide Field Camera 3 (bac...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – After rotation of the Wide Field Camera 3 (background left), or WFC3, in the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, technicians check the data. The WFC3 wi... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The crew of mission STS-115 arrives at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility to prepare for a second launch attempt on Sept. 6 to the International Space Station. Seen here is Mission Specialist Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper (center) shaking hands with Shuttle Launch Director Mike Leinbach as Mission Specialist Joe Tanner looks on. Mission managers cancelled Atlantis' first launch campaign due to a lightning strike at the pad and the passage of Tropical Storm Ernesto along Florida's east coast. The mission will deliver and install the 17-and-a-half-ton P3/P4 truss segment to the port side of the integrated truss system on the orbital outpost. The truss includes a new set of photovoltaic solar arrays. When unfurled to their full length of 240 feet, the arrays will provide additional power for the station in preparation for the delivery of international science modules over the next two years. STS-115 is expected to last 11 days and includes three scheduled spacewalks. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-06pd2017

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The crew of mission STS-115 arrives at NA...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The crew of mission STS-115 arrives at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility to prepare for a second launch attempt on Sept. 6 to the International Space Station. See... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  Space shuttle Atlantis STS-122 Mission Specialist Leland Melvin tries on the gloves of his launch and entry suit, preparing for launch. The fitting is part of terminal countdown demonstration test, or TCDT, activities the crew is undertaking at NASA's Kennedy Space Center.  The TCDT provides astronauts and ground crews with equipment familiarization, emergency egress training and a simulated launch countdown. On mission STS-122, Atlantis will deliver the Columbus module to the International Space Station. The European Space Agency's largest single contribution to the station, Columbus is a multifunctional, pressurized laboratory that will be permanently attached to U.S. Node 2, called Harmony. The laboratory will expand the research facilities aboard the station, providing crew members and scientists from around the world the ability to conduct a variety of experiments in the physical, materials and life sciences. Launch is targeted for Dec. 6.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd3359

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space shuttle Atlantis STS-122 Mission ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space shuttle Atlantis STS-122 Mission Specialist Leland Melvin tries on the gloves of his launch and entry suit, preparing for launch. The fitting is part of terminal countdown d... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour, atop the mobile launcher platform, is hard down on Launch Pad 39A after rolling out overnight.  First motion out of the Vehicle Assembly Building was at 8:10 p.m.  July 10.  The components of the shuttle are, first, the orbiter and then the solid rocket boosters flanking the external tank behind it.  To the left of the shuttle is the rotating service structure, which can be rolled around to enclose the vehicle for access during processing.  Behind it is the fixed service structure, topped by an 80-foot-tall lightning mast.  Extending from it to Endeavour is the orbiter access arm, which provides access into the vehicle. Endeavour is scheduled to launch on mission STS-118 on Aug. 7.  During the mission, Endeavour will carry into orbit the S5 truss, SPACEHAB module and external stowage platform 3. The mission is the 22nd flight to the International Space Station and will mark the first flight of Mission Specialist Barbara Morgan, the teacher-turned-astronaut whose association with NASA began more than 20 years ago.  STS-118 will be the first flight since 2002 for Endeavour, which has undergone extensive modifications, including the addition of safety upgrades already added to orbiters Discovery and Atlantis.  Photo credit: NASA/Ken Thornsley KSC-07pd1852

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour, atop the mobile...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Space Shuttle Endeavour, atop the mobile launcher platform, is hard down on Launch Pad 39A after rolling out overnight. First motion out of the Vehicle Assembly Building was at 8:... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Bernardo Patti, at left, head of International Space Station, Program Department, European Space Agency, and Michael Suffredini, program manager, International Space Station, NASA, sign documents transferring the ownership of node 3 for the International Space Station from the European Space Agency, or ESA, to NASA.    Node 3 is named "Tranquility" after the Sea of Tranquility, the lunar landing site of Apollo 11.  The payload for the STS-130 mission, Tranquility is a pressurized module that will provide room for many of the International Space Station's life support systems. The module was built for ESA by Thales Alenia Space in Turin, Italy. Attached to one end of Tranquility is a cupola, a unique work station with six windows on its sides and one on top.  The cupola resembles a circular bay window and will provide a vastly improved view of the station's exterior. Just under 10 feet in diameter, the module will accommodate two crew members and portable workstations that can control station and robotic activities. The multi-directional view will allow the crew to monitor spacewalks and docking operations, as well as provide a spectacular view of Earth and other celestial objects. Space shuttle Endeavour's STS-130 mission is targeted to launch Feb. 4, 2010. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2009-6511

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In the Space Station Processing Facility at NAS...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In the Space Station Processing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Bernardo Patti, at left, head of International Space Station, Program Department, European Space Agency... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – As the sun rises over the turn basin at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the high-fidelity space shuttle model is aboard the barge that will transport it from Kennedy to Johnson Space Center's visitor center in Houston.          The model was built in Apopka, Fla., by Guard-Lee and installed at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in 1993.The model has been parked at the turn basin the past five months to allow the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to begin building a new facility to display space shuttle Atlantis in 2013. For more information about Johnson’s visitor center, called Space Center Houston, visit http://www.spacecenter.org. Photo credit: NASA/Charisse Nahser KSC-2012-3004

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – As the sun rises over the turn basin at NASA’s ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – As the sun rises over the turn basin at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the high-fidelity space shuttle model is aboard the barge that will transport it from Kennedy to Johnson Sp... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-114 Mission Commander Eileen Collins tries out one of the seats in the Rubber Room.  Located under the launch pad, the steel dome Rubber Room floats on rubber isolators. It was the escape area used during the Apollo launches and it could not be removed when the pad was modified for the Shuttle. In case of an emergency on the pad, the astronauts would slide down the long vertical tube to the Rubber Room, strap themselves into the seats and wait for the danger to clear. The STS-114 mission is Logistics Flight 1, which is scheduled to deliver supplies and equipment plus the external stowage platform to the International Space Station. KSC-04pd1046

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-114 Mission Commander Eileen Collins...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- STS-114 Mission Commander Eileen Collins tries out one of the seats in the Rubber Room. Located under the launch pad, the steel dome Rubber Room floats on rubber isolators. It was... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -  On Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, STS-125 Mission Specialist John Grunsfeld discusses his role in the mission for the media.  The crew is at Kennedy to take part in terminal countdown demonstration test, or TCDT, activities before launching on space shuttle Atlantis’ mission to service NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. TCDT provides astronauts and ground crews with an opportunity to participate in various simulated countdown activities, including equipment familiarization, emergency training and a simulated launch countdown. Atlantis is targeted to launch Oct. 10. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-08pd2852

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - On Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Cent...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - On Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, STS-125 Mission Specialist John Grunsfeld discusses his role in the mission for the media. The crew is at Kennedy to take pa... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  Across the expanse of the turn basin, Space Shuttle Atlantis is seen as it creeps toward Launch Pad 39A.  At left is the 525-foot-tall Vehicle Assembly Building. First motion was at 8:19 a.m. The 3.4-mile trip along the crawlerway will take about 6 hours. The mission payload aboard Space Shuttle Atlantis is the S3/S4 integrated truss structure, along with a third set of solar arrays and batteries. The crew of six astronauts will install the truss to continue assembly of the International Space Station.  Launch is targeted for March 15.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-07pd0383

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Across the expanse of the turn basin, S...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Across the expanse of the turn basin, Space Shuttle Atlantis is seen as it creeps toward Launch Pad 39A. At left is the 525-foot-tall Vehicle Assembly Building. First motion was ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space shuttle Atlantis’ arrival at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida is marked by celebration and fireworks. Atlantis made the 10-mile trip from Kennedy’s Vehicle Assembly Building to the visitor complex where it will be put on public display.    As part of transition and retirement of the Space Shuttle Program, Atlantis will be displayed at Kennedy’s Visitor Complex beginning in the summer of 2013. Over the course of its 26-year career, Atlantis traveled 125,935,769 miles during 307 days in space over 33 missions. For more information, visit http://www.nasa.gov/transition. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2012-6136

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space shuttle Atlantis’ arrival at the Kennedy ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Space shuttle Atlantis’ arrival at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida is marked by celebration and fireworks. Atlantis made the 10-mile trip from Kennedy’s Vehicle Assemb... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The crew of mission STS-115 stop to talk to the media after arriving at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility to prepare for a second launch attempt on Sept. 6 to the International Space Station. Seen here, left to right, are Mission Specialists Steven MacLean and Joseph Tanner, Commander Brent Jett, Pilot Christopher Ferguson, and Mission Specialists Heidemarie Stefanyshyn-Piper and Daniel Burbank. Mission managers cancelled Atlantis' first launch campaign due to a lightning strike at the pad and the passage of Tropical Storm Ernesto along Florida's east coast. The mission will deliver and install the 17-and-a-half-ton P3/P4 truss segment to the port side of the integrated truss system on the orbital outpost. The truss includes a new set of photovoltaic solar arrays. When unfurled to their full length of 240 feet, the arrays will provide additional power for the station in preparation for the delivery of international science modules over the next two years. STS-115 is expected to last 11 days and includes three scheduled spacewalks. Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-06pd2012

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The crew of mission STS-115 stop to talk ...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The crew of mission STS-115 stop to talk to the media after arriving at NASA Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility to prepare for a second launch attempt on Sept. 6 to the... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- In the Orbiter Processing Facility-2 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, STS-134 Commander Mark Kelly, left, and Mission Specialist Roberto Vittori with the European Space Agency check out a tool they'll be using in space. The six STS-134 astronauts are at Kennedy participating in the Crew Equipment Interface Test (CEIT), which gives them an opportunity for hands-on training and familiarization of the payload they'll be delivering to the International Space Station.        Space shuttle Endeavour is targeted to launch on the STS-134 mission Feb. 27, 2011. For more information, visit www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts134/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston KSC-2010-5544

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- In the Orbiter Processing Facility-2 at NASA's...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- In the Orbiter Processing Facility-2 at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, STS-134 Commander Mark Kelly, left, and Mission Specialist Roberto Vittori with the European Space Agency ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, hardware that will be used in the launch of the Ares I-X rocket is being offloaded from the C-5 aircraft. The hardware consists of a precisely machined, full-scale simulator crew module and launch abort system to form the tip of NASA's Ares I-X rocket. The launch of the 321-foot-tall, full-scale Ares I-X, targeted for July 2009, will be the first in a series of unpiloted rocket launches from Kennedy. When fully developed, the 16-foot diameter crew module will furnish living space and reentry protection for the astronauts, while their launch abort system will provide safe evacuation if a launch vehicle failure occurs.    Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-2009-1406

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kenne...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – At the Shuttle Landing Facility at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, hardware that will be used in the launch of the Ares I-X rocket is being offloaded from the C-5 aircraft. The ha... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –– At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the payload canister with the Hubble Space Telescope equipment passes the Vehicle Assembly Building and Launch Control Center (left) as it heads for Launch Pad 39A.  On the pad, the Hubble equipment will be transferred to space shuttle Atlantis' payload bay. Atlantis' 11-day STS-125 mission to service Hubble is targeted for launch May 12.  The flight will include five spacewalks in which astronauts will refurbish and upgrade the telescope with state-of-the-art science instruments. As a result, Hubble's capabilities will be expanded and its operational lifespan extended through at least 2014.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2009-2778

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –– At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. –– At NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the payload canister with the Hubble Space Telescope equipment passes the Vehicle Assembly Building and Launch Control Center (left) as it head... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - At Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, STS-130 Pilot Terry Virts responds to a question asked by a media representative during a question-and-answer session.    The crew members of space shuttle Endeavour's upcoming mission are at Kennedy for training related to their launch dress rehearsal, the Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test.  The primary payload on STS-130 is the International Space Station's Node 3, Tranquility, a pressurized module that will provide room for many of the station's life support systems. Attached to one end of Tranquility is a cupola, a unique work area with six windows on its sides and one on top.  Endeavour's launch is targeted for Feb. 7.  For information on the STS-130 mission and crew, visit http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts130/index.html.  Photo credit: NASA/Kim Shiflett KSC-2010-1331

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - At Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Cente...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - At Launch Pad 39A at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, STS-130 Pilot Terry Virts responds to a question asked by a media representative during a question-and-answer session. The ... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Sitting in the slidewire basket on the launch pad are (left to right) STS-107 Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, Payload Commander Michael Anderson and Mission Specialist Laurel Clark.  The crew is taking part in a simulated launch countdown, part of Terminal Countdown Demonstration Test activities.   STS-107 is a mission devoted to research and will include more than 80 experiments that will study Earth and space science, advanced technology development, and astronaut health and safety. Launch is planned for Jan. 16, 2003, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. EST aboard Space Shuttle Columbia.        . KSC-02pd1994

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Sitting in the slidewire basket on the la...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - Sitting in the slidewire basket on the launch pad are (left to right) STS-107 Payload Specialist Ilan Ramon, Payload Commander Michael Anderson and Mission Specialist Laurel Clark. ... More

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, the IMAX 3D camera is lowered toward the Orbital Replacement Unit Carrier, or ORUC, for installation. The carrier will be installed in space shuttle Atlantis’ payload bay.  The camera will record the STS-125 mission to service the Hubble Space Telescope. Space shuttle Atlantis' 11-day flight is targeted for launch May 12 and will include five spacewalks in which astronauts will refurbish and upgrade the telescope with state-of-the-art science instruments. As a result, Hubble's capabilities will be expanded and its operational lifespan extended through at least 2014.   Photo credit: NASA/Dimitri Gerondidakis KSC-2009-2344

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – In the Payload Hazardous Servicing Facility at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, the IMAX 3D camera is lowered toward the Orbital Replacement Unit Carrier, or ORUC, for installation. The carri... More

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -  The transporter rolls out of Port Canaveral with the Pressurized Module of the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) aboard.  The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) developed the laboratory at the Tsukuba Space Center near Tokyo. The Pressurized Module is the first element of the JEM, named "Kibo" (Hope), to be delivered to KSC, and will be transferred to KSC’s Space Station Processing Facility.  The JEM is Japan's primary contribution to the Station. It will enhance the unique research capabilities of the orbiting complex by providing an additional environment for astronauts to conduct science experiments.  The JEM also includes an exposed facility (platform) for space environment experiments, a robotic manipulator system, and two logistics modules. The various JEM components will be  assembled in space over the course of three Shuttle missions.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The transporter rolls out of Port Canave...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - The transporter rolls out of Port Canaveral with the Pressurized Module of the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) aboard. The National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA) deve... 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

Alan Shepard, NASA Mercury project

Alan Shepard, NASA Mercury project

(April 29, 1961) A closeup of astronaut Alan Shepard in his space suit seated inside the Mercury capsule. He is undergoing a flight simulation test with the capsule mated to the Redstone booster...Image # : 61-10515

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

61mr4-76, NASA Mercury project. NASA public domain image colelction.

61mr4-76, NASA Mercury project. NASA public domain image colelction.

61-MR4-76 (1961) --- Astronaut Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom, suited up and ready to climb into Liberty Bell 7 spacecraft, poses for a picture. Backup pilot John Glenn is in the right corner of the view behind Grisso... More

Shepard Enters Cleanroom, NASA Mercury project

Shepard Enters Cleanroom, NASA Mercury project

(May 5, 1961) Astronaut Alan B. Shepard, Jr., makes his way from the elevator to the cleanroom atop the service tower where he'll be inserted into his Mercury space capsule nicknamed "Freedom 7."..Image # : 71P-0270

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 S...

Original caption: Ham reaches out from his couch to take an apple from a crewman of the USS Donner. This was the first food for the chimpanzee following a 430 mile ride in a Mercury capsule launched by a Redsto... 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 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 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 Scott Carpenter - Procedures Trainer - Johnsonville, PA

Astronaut Scott Carpenter - Procedures Trainer - Johnsonville, PA

S61-03506 (1961) --- Project Mercury astronaut M. Scott Carpenter, prime pilot for the United States second manned orbital flight, undergoes a simulated mission in the procedures trainer at Langley Air Force Ba... More

Test Pilot John A. Manke and M2-F3 Lifting Body

Test Pilot John A. Manke and M2-F3 Lifting Body

(1972) NASA research pilot John A. Manke is seen here in front of the M2-F3 lifting body. Manke was hired by NASA on May 25, 1962, as a flight research engineer. He was later assigned to the pilot's office and ... More

Glenn Suits-Up for Launch. NASA public domain image colelction.

Glenn Suits-Up for Launch. NASA public domain image colelction.

Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. dons his silver Mercury pressure suit in preparation for launch. On February 20, 1962 Glenn lifted off into space aboard his Mercury Atlas (MA-6) rocket and became the first American... More

Astronaut John Glenn in a State of Weightlessness During Friendship

Astronaut John Glenn in a State of Weightlessness During Friendship

(February 20, 1962) Astronaut John Glenn photographed in space by an automatic sequence motion picture camera during his flight on "Friendship 7." Glenn was in a state of weightlessness traveling at 17,500 mph ... More

Astronaut Scott Carpenter. NASA public domain image colelction.

Astronaut Scott Carpenter. NASA public domain image colelction.

Astronaut Scott Carpenter stands in front of the Mercury Control Center at Cape Canaveral. Carpenter was the pilot for the Mercury-Atlas 7 mission aboard Aurora 7, which launched May 24, 1962. NASA Identifier: ... More

Astronaut John Glenn during training exercise in Mercury Procedures Trainer

Astronaut John Glenn during training exercise in Mercury Procedures Tr...

S62-01021 (1962) --- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. during training procedures in a trainer at the McDonnell Douglas training facility in St. Louis, Missouri. Photo credit: NASA

ASTRONAUT GLENN, JOHN - MERCURY SPACE SUIT

ASTRONAUT GLENN, JOHN - MERCURY SPACE SUIT

S62-00965 (20 Feb. 1962) --- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., finishes suiting up, and prepares for the launch of his Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) spacecraft. The MA-6 ?Friendship 7? mission marks America's first manned ... More

Astronaut John Glenn - Crew Quarters - Prelaunch - Cape

Astronaut John Glenn - Crew Quarters - Prelaunch - Cape

S62-00377 (20 Feb. 1962) --- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., walking out of building with Dr. William K. Douglas (to Glenn's left), and Joe W. Schmitt, NASA's suit technician (in front of Dr. Douglas). This Mercur... More

Mercury Project Astronaut John Glenn

Mercury Project Astronaut John Glenn

Astronaut John Glenn in the Friendship 7 capsule during the first manned orbital flight, the MA-6 mission. Boosted by the Mercury-Atlas vehicle, a modified Atlas (intercontinental ballistic missile), the MA-6 m... More

SUITING-UP - ASTRONAUT CARPENTER, M. SCOTT - TRAINING - CAPE

SUITING-UP - ASTRONAUT CARPENTER, M. SCOTT - TRAINING - CAPE

S65-24622 (May 1962) --- Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter, prime pilot for the Mercury-Atlas 7 (MA-7) flight, is seen in Hanger S crew quarters during a suiting exercise. He is assisted in suiting by technician Al ... More

Photograph of Astronauts Virgil "Gus" Grissom and John H. Glenn, Jr. Awaiting Word from Aurora 7 Flight

Photograph of Astronauts Virgil "Gus" Grissom and John H. Glenn, Jr. A...

Original caption: Veteran U.S. spacemen await word from Project Mercury Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter as he returns to earth following 3 trips around the globe May 24, 1962. Left; Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom, pilot ... More

Photograph of Astronaut  Malcolm Scott Carpenter Discussing His Pending Orbital Flight

Photograph of Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter Discussing His Pendin...

Original caption: Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter discusses his pending orbital flight with his backup pilot Astronaut Walter Schirra (left) and Astronaut Virgil I, Grissom, Carpenter is scheduled to go aloft... More

Photograph of the USS Donner Moving into Position to Recover Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter and Aurora 7

Photograph of the USS Donner Moving into Position to Recover Astronaut...

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL - The U.S.S. Donner (LSD 20) plows through the Atlantic Ocean as it prepares to aid in the recovery of Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter. The MA-7 flight, the U.S. second attemp... More

MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-9 - ATLAS BOOSTER 130D - PRELAUNCH ACTIVITIES - ASTRONAUT COOPER - CAPE

MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-9 - ATLAS BOOSTER 130D - PRELAUNCH ACTIVITIES - AST...

S63-03980 (1963) --- Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper Jr., prime pilot for the Mercury-Atlas 9 (MA-9) mission, in flight in a Convair TF-102 aircraft. Photo credit: NASA

Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper, NASA Mercury project

Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper, NASA Mercury project

Full Description: Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper, Jr., one of the original seven astronauts for Mercury Project selected by NASA on April 27, 1959. The MA-9 mission, boosted by the Mercury-Atlas launch vehicle, was... More

Photograph taken south of Hawaii during MA-9 22 orbit

Photograph taken south of Hawaii during MA-9 22 orbit

S63-06428 (15-16 May 1963) --- Photograph taken south of Hawaii near 12N. 166W, by astronaut L. Gordon Cooper Jr., during his 22-orbit Mercury-Atlas 9 (MA-9) spaceflight. Photo credit: NASA

X-15 AIRCRAFT - EDWARDS AFB (EAFB), CA

X-15 AIRCRAFT - EDWARDS AFB (EAFB), CA

S63-19148 (1963) --- Neil A. Armstrong, a civilian, was a member of the second group of astronauts selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Armstrong was one of the nine picked in Septemb... More

Glenn at the Cape, NASA Mercury project

Glenn at the Cape, NASA Mercury project

(February 27, 1964) Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. in his silver Mercury spacesuit during pre- flight training activities at Cape Canaveral. On February 20, 1962 Glenn lifted off into space aboard his Mercury Atla... More

Saturn Apollo Program - astronaut Frank Borman official portrait

Saturn Apollo Program - astronaut Frank Borman official portrait

This is the official portrait of astronaut Frank Borman. A career Air Force officer from 1950, his assignments included service as a fighter pilot, an operational pilot and instructor, an experimental test pilo... More

PORTRAIT - ASTRONAUT RICHARD F. GORDON, JR.

PORTRAIT - ASTRONAUT RICHARD F. GORDON, JR.

S64-31459 (10 Sept. 1964) --- Astronaut Richard F. Gordon Jr. portrait. Photo credit: NASA

ASTRONAUTS Young and   Grissom - TRAINING - SIMULATOR - CAPE

ASTRONAUTS Young and Grissom - TRAINING - SIMULATOR - CAPE

S64-40294 (19 Nov. 1964) --- Astronauts Virgil I. Grissom (center) and John W. Young (left), prime crew for the Gemini-Titan 3 mission, are shown inspecting the inside of Gemini spacecraft at the Mission Contro... More

Gemini-Titan-8 Training - Water Egress

Gemini-Titan-8 Training - Water Egress

(1965) The Gemini-8 Astronauts David R. Scott and Neil A. Armstrong are suited up for water egress training aboard the NASA Motor Vessell Retriever in the Gulf of Mexico. GULF OF MEXICO CN..Image # S66-17253

Gemini 6 Views Gemini 7. NASA public domain image colelction.

Gemini 6 Views Gemini 7. NASA public domain image colelction.

(December 15, 1965) NASA successfully completed its first rendezvous mission with two Gemini spacecraft-Gemini VII and Gemini VI-in December 1965. This photograph, taken by Gemini VI crewmembers Walter Schirra ... More

Astronaut James A. McDivitt Suited in Preparation for Training Tests

Astronaut James A. McDivitt Suited in Preparation for Training Tests

(May 21, 1965) Astronaut James A. McDivitt, commander of Gemini IV, suited in preparation for weight and balance tests. The objective of the Gemini IV mission was to evaluate and test the effects of four days i... More

Gemini IV Astronauts Await Liftoff

Gemini IV Astronauts Await Liftoff

(June 3, 1965) Astronauts James A. McDivitt, command pilot (left) and Edward H. White II, pilot, are shown a few minutes after insertion in NASA's Gemini IV spacecraft about 7:15 am EST the morning of June 3, 1... More

Gemini -- December 1965, NASA Space suits history

Gemini -- December 1965, NASA Space suits history

Astronaut Thomas P. Stafford, pilot, is seen in the Gemini VI spacecraft in the White Room atop Pad 19 before the closing of the hatches during the prelaunch countdown. In the background, partially out of view,... More

GEMINI-TITAN - (GT)-3 - PRELAUNCH - CAPE

GEMINI-TITAN - (GT)-3 - PRELAUNCH - CAPE

S65-22665 (8 March 1965) --- Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom, the command pilot of the Gemini-Titan 3 prime crew, is shown in the Gemini-3 spacecraft at Pad 19 during GT-3 checkout.

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-III - CREW INSERTION

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-III - CREW INSERTION

Final preparation for insertion of the crew members into the GT-III Spacecraft takes place in the white room atop the Launch Vehicle, Pad 19. CAPE KENNEDY, FL B&W

TRAINING - WATER EGRESS - GULF OF MEXICO

TRAINING - WATER EGRESS - GULF OF MEXICO

S65-22655 (14 April 1965) --- The Gemini-Titan 4 prime crew is shown aboard the NASA Motor Vessel Retriever in the Gulf of Mexico suiting up for water egress training. Astronaut James A. McDivitt (left) is the ... More

ASTRONAUT JAMES A. MCDIVITT - TRAINING - SIMULATION - CAPE

ASTRONAUT JAMES A. MCDIVITT - TRAINING - SIMULATION - CAPE

Astronauts James A. McDivitt and Edward H. White II, are shown going through tests in a Gemini Crew Simulator at the Cape. CAPE KENNEDY, FL CN

Test subject wears Apollo overgarment designed for use on lunar surface

Test subject wears Apollo overgarment designed for use on lunar surfac...

Test subject wears Apollo overgarment designed specially for use by astronauts on lunar surface missions. The overgarment is worn over the Apollo space suit.

Gemini IV Mission Image - EVA, northeast of Hawaii

Gemini IV Mission Image - EVA, northeast of Hawaii

The original caption reads: Astronaut Edward H. White II, pilot for the Gemini-Titan 4 space flight, floats in zero gravity of space. The extravehicular activity was performed during the third revolution of the... More

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-4 SPACECRAFT (S/C) (ATOP WHITE ROOM) - ASTRONAUT EDWARD H. WHITE II - MISC. - CAPE

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-4 SPACECRAFT (S/C) (ATOP WHITE ROOM) - ASTRONAUT EDW...

S65-29642 (3 June 1965) --- Close-up view of astronauts James A. McDivitt (foreground) and Edward H. White II inside their Gemini-4 spacecraft. NASA Headquarters alternative photo number is 65-H-294.

EXTRAVEHICULAR ACTIVITY (EVA) - ASTRONAUT EDWARD H. WHITE II - MISC. - OUTER SPACE

EXTRAVEHICULAR ACTIVITY (EVA) - ASTRONAUT EDWARD H. WHITE II - MISC. -...

S65-32928 (3 June 1965) --- Astronaut Edward H. White II, pilot of the Gemini IV four-day Earth-orbital mission, floats in the zero gravity of space outside the Gemini IV spacecraft. White wears a specially des... More

EVA - ASTRONAUT EDWARD H. WHITE II - MISC. - OUTER SPACE

EVA - ASTRONAUT EDWARD H. WHITE II - MISC. - OUTER SPACE

S65-30271 (3 June 1965) --- Astronaut Edward H. White II, pilot on the Gemini-Titan IV (GT-4) spaceflight, floats in the zero gravity of space outside the Gemini IV spacecraft. His face is covered by a shaded v... More

IN WHITE ROOM - ASTRONAUT EDWARD H. WHITE II - MISC. - CAPE

IN WHITE ROOM - ASTRONAUT EDWARD H. WHITE II - MISC. - CAPE

S65-29647 (3 June 1965) --- Astronauts Edward H. White II and James A. McDivitt are shown in the white room as they prepare to enter the Gemini-4 spacecraft atop the Titan launch vehicle at Cape Kennedy, Florid... More

EDWARD H. WHITE II, NASA Gemini program

EDWARD H. WHITE II, NASA Gemini program

S65-32993 (7 June 1965) --- Astronauts James A. McDivitt (left), Gemini-Titan 4 command pilot; and Edward H. White II, pilot, are seen talking to personnel on the recovery ship USS Wasp.

VISUAL ACUITY (EXPERIMENTS), NASA Gemini program

VISUAL ACUITY (EXPERIMENTS), NASA Gemini program

S65-35589 (18 June 1965) --- Astronaut Charles Conrad Jr., pilot for the prime crew on the Gemini-5 spaceflight, takes pictures of predetermined land areas during visual acuity experiments over Laredo, Texas. T... More

WATER EGRESS - GEMINI-5 - TRAINING - GULF

WATER EGRESS - GEMINI-5 - TRAINING - GULF

Astronaut Elliot M. See, Jr., inside Gemini Static Article (SA)-5 Spacecraft prior to Water Egress Training in the Gulf of Mexico. Astronaut See is Pilot for the Gemini-5 Backup Crew. GULF OF MEXICO

ASTRONAUT CHARLES CONRAD, JR. - TRAINING (PRIME CREW)(WATER EGRESS)

ASTRONAUT CHARLES CONRAD, JR. - TRAINING (PRIME CREW)(WATER EGRESS)

Astronaut Charles Conrad Jr., Gemini 5 Pilot, sits in the Gemini Static Article 5 Spacecraft and prepares to be lowered from the deck of the NASA Motor Vessel Retriever for Water Egress Training. The rubber "ha... More

TRAINING (WATER EGRESS) - GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-5 - PRIME CREW - GULF

TRAINING (WATER EGRESS) - GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-5 - PRIME CREW - GULF

S65-39935 (21 July 1965) --- Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper Jr., command pilot of the Gemini-5 spaceflight, is pictured during water egress training in the Gulf of Mexico.

Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper Jr. - Misc. - Gemini-Titan (GT)-5 - Suiting-Up - Prime Crew - Cape

Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper Jr. - Misc. - Gemini-Titan (GT)-5 - Suiting...

S65-46367 (19 Aug. 1965) --- Astronauts Charles Conrad Jr. (right) and L. Gordon Cooper Jr. are pictured during suiting up operations before Gemini-5 spaceflight. Editor's note: The scheduled Aug. 19 launch was... More

LEAVING SUITING TRAILER (PRIME CREW) - CAPE

LEAVING SUITING TRAILER (PRIME CREW) - CAPE

S65-28740 (21 Aug. 1965) --- Astronauts L. Gordon Cooper Jr. (foreground) and Charles Conrad Jr. leave suiting trailer at Pad 16 during Gemini-5 countdown at Cape Kennedy, Florida.

Gemini-Titan (GT)-6 - Training - Prime Crew - Suiting-Up Exercises - Cape

Gemini-Titan (GT)-6 - Training - Prime Crew - Suiting-Up Exercises - C...

S65-56123 (1 Oct. 1965) --- Astronauts Thomas P. Stafford (left), pilot; and Walter M. Schirra Jr., command pilot, the prime crew of the Gemini-6 spaceflight, are pictured during a suiting up training exercise ... More

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-7 - PRIME CREW SUITING-UP (W/O HELMETS) - (1ST TRY) - CAPE

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-7 - PRIME CREW SUITING-UP (W/O HELMETS) - (1ST TRY) ...

S65-56190 (20 Oct. 1965) --- Astronauts Walter M. Schirra Jr. (seated), command pilot; and Thomas P. Stafford, pilot, the prime crew of NASA's Gemini-Titan-Agena 6 space mission, go through suiting up exercises... More

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