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ISS042E135486 (01/10/2015) --- Just another sunny day in the Caribbean sea as viewed by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. This image was tweeted out by NASA astronaut Terry Virts as he captured the Earth observation of #Cuba and #Bahamas on Jan. 10, 2015. iss042e135486

ISS042E135486 (01/10/2015) --- Just another sunny day in the Caribbean...

ISS042E135486 (01/10/2015) --- Just another sunny day in the Caribbean sea as viewed by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. This image was tweeted out by NASA astronaut Terry Virts as he captured... more

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

ASTRONAUT JAMES A. LOVELL, JR.

ASTRONAUT JAMES A. LOVELL, JR.

Astronaut James A. Lovell Jr., pilot for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Gemini-7 spaceflight, walks to the elevator at Pad 19 one hour and 40 minutes before launch of the spacecraft. Moments ... more

Photographs of President Richard Nixon Greeting the Apollo 11 Astronauts on the USS Hornet

Photographs of President Richard Nixon Greeting the Apollo 11 Astronau...

Original caption: NASA/APOLLO. ABOARD THE USS HORNET - President Richard M. Nixon appears to be holding the Presidential Seal which is attached to the door of the Mobile Quarantine Facility during his greeting... more

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Photograph of the Opening of the Aerospace Exhibit and Film Festival

Photograph of the Opening of the Aerospace Exhibit and Film Festival

This is a photograph of Astronaut Frank Borman's space suit displayed in a glass case at the opening of the Anatomy of a Triumph exhibit. Historic Photograph File of National Archives Events and Personnel

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

Photograph of Gordon Cooper during Simulated Mercury Redstone Rocket Flight

Photograph of Gordon Cooper during Simulated Mercury Redstone Rocket F...

Original caption: Astronaut Gordon Cooper at console in blockhouse during simulated Mercury Redstone rocket flight. Historical Photograph Files

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

Photograph of John H. Glenn, Jr., Virgil L. Grissom and Alan B. Shepar...

Original caption: The three Project Mercury astronauts training for the nation's first manned space flight are (from left) John H. Glenn, Jr., Virgil I. Grissom and Alan B. Shepard, Jr. The forthcoming sub-orb... more

Photograph of Donald Slaton Suited up in Space Gear Preparing to Enter Altitude Chamber

Photograph of Donald Slaton Suited up in Space Gear Preparing to Enter...

Original caption: Astronaut Donald Slayton, suited up in space gear prepares to enter altitude chamber in Hanger S. Slayton and Mercury spacecraft go through many high altitude runs in the preparation chamber.... more

Photograph of Virgil L. Grissom Preparing for Centrifuge Tests

Photograph of Virgil L. Grissom Preparing for Centrifuge Tests

Original caption: Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom, 35, prepares for centrifuge tests at the U.S. Navy's center at Johnsville, Pennsylvania during April of this year. These tests were conducted to determine the rea... more

Photograph of John Glenn in Space during Mercury-Atlas 6

Photograph of John Glenn in Space during Mercury-Atlas 6

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - Astronaut John Glenn photographed in space by an automatic sequence motion picture camera. Glenn is in a state of weightlessness traveling at 17,500 MPH as these pictur... 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 John Glenn in Space during Mercury-Atlas 6

Photograph of John Glenn in Space during Mercury-Atlas 6

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - Astronaut John Glenn photographed in space by an automatic sequence motion picture camera. Glenn is in a state of weightlessness traveling at 17,500 MPH as these pictur... more

Photograph of John Glenn in Space during Mercury-Atlas 6

Photograph of John Glenn in Space during Mercury-Atlas 6

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - Astronaut John Glenn photographed in space by an automatic sequence motion picture camera. Glenn is in a state of weightlessness traveling at 17,500 MPH as these pictur... more

Photograph of Alan Shepard before Being Placed inside the Mercury Capsule for a Flight Simulation Test Run

Photograph of Alan Shepard before Being Placed inside the Mercury Caps...

Original caption: A closeup of Astronaut, Alan Shepard, in space suit, seated inside Mercury Capsule. He is undergoing a flight simulation test with the Capsule mated to the Redstone Booster. The first attemp... 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

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

Wernher von Braun

Wernher von Braun

Five of the seven original astronauts are seen with Dr. von Braun inspecting the Mercury-Redstone hardware in the Fabrication Laboratory of Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA) in 1959. Left to right: Astronaut... more

Astronaut Groups 1 and 2

Astronaut Groups 1 and 2

Astronaut Groups 1 and 2. The original seven Mercury astronauts selected by NASA in April 1959, are seated (left to right): L. Gordon Cooper Jr., Virgil I. Grissom, M. Scott Carpenter, Water M. Schirra Jr., Joh... more

Photograph of Earth from an Air Force Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

Photograph of Earth from an Air Force Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic...

Original caption: SUBJECT: MOTHER EARTH FROM 700MILES UP -- This series of photographs taken during the flight of an Air Force Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile August 24, 1959, shows the earth from an a... more

Jerrie Cobb, Lady Pilot, testing Gimbal Rig in AWT

Jerrie Cobb, Lady Pilot, testing Gimbal Rig in AWT

Description: (April 6, 1960) Jerrie Cobb, a well-known female pilot in the 1950s, testing Gimbal Rig in the Altitude Wind Tunnel, AWT in April 1960. The Gimbal Rig, formally called MASTIF or Multiple Axis Space... more

A long-lost spacesuit recently uncovered

A long-lost spacesuit recently uncovered

Description: KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - This locker reveals a long-lost spacesuit recently uncovered at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida. A recent venture into a long-locked room at CCA... more

Proposed USAF Manned Orbiting Laboratory

Proposed USAF Manned Orbiting Laboratory

A 1960 concept image of the United States Air Force's proposed Manned Orbiting Laboratory (MOL) that was intended to test the military usefulness of having humans in orbit. The station's baseline configuration ... more

Mercury astronauts participate in survivial training

Mercury astronauts participate in survivial training

S88-31375 (1960) --- Although more easily recognized in their spacesuits, these seven men are actually NASA astronauts participating in a U.S. Air Force survival school at Stead Air Force Base in Nevada. The or... more

NASA officials, (left to right) Charles W. Mathews; Dr. Wernher von Braun, Director, Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC); Dr. George E. Mueller, Associate Administrator for Marned Space Flight; and Air Force Lt. General Samuel C. Phillips, Apollo Program Director celebrate the successful launch of Apollo 11 in the control room at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on July 16, 1969. Boosted by the Saturn V launch vehicle, the Apollo 11 mission with a crew of three: Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. Aldrin, made the first manned lunar landing. The Saturn V vehicle was developed by Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) under the direction of Dr. von Braun. n/a

NASA officials, (left to right) Charles W. Mathews; Dr. Wernher von Br...

NASA officials, (left to right) Charles W. Mathews; Dr. Wernher von Braun, Director, Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC); Dr. George E. Mueller, Associate Administrator for Marned Space Flight; and Air Force Lt... more

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

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

Original Mercury Astronauts - Col. John A. (Shorty) Powers

Original Mercury Astronauts - Col. John A. (Shorty) Powers

S61-00246 (25 July 1961) --- Photo of the original Mercury astronauts with Col. John A. (Shorty) Powers seated around a table talking to the news media. From left to right are: L. Gordon Cooper, Donald K. Sla... 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

Astronauts Glenn, Grissom and Shepard - Redstone

Astronauts Glenn, Grissom and Shepard - Redstone

S61-00239 (1961) --- Mercury astronauts John H. Glenn Jr., Virgil I. Grissom and Alan B. Shepard Jr. standing by Redstone rocket in their spacesuits. 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

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

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

Astronauts Shepard and Glenn - Breakfast - Pre-Mercury-Redstone (MR)-3 Flight - Cape

Astronauts Shepard and Glenn - Breakfast - Pre-Mercury-Redstone (MR)-3...

S61-02735 (5 May 1961) --- Astronauts Alan Shepard and John Glenn at breakfast before Shepard's Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) spaceflight. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Chimpanzee with Psychomotor Control Panel

Chimpanzee with Psychomotor Control Panel

This it is a photo of a Chimpanzee at the Psychomotor Control Panel. Source Files on Project Mercury

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

Chimpanzee Used in Animal Flight Program

Chimpanzee Used in Animal Flight Program

This item is a photo of a four-year-old, 40-pound Chimpanzee used for animal program. Source Files on Project Mercury

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 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

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 in Pressurized Couch

Chimpanzee in Pressurized Couch

This item is a photo of a pressurized animal couch with occupant looking down at psychomotor control panel. Source Files on Project Mercury

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

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

Military Personnel with Chimpanzee Used For Animal Flight Testing Program

Military Personnel with Chimpanzee Used For Animal Flight Testing Prog...

This item is a photo of a Chimpanzee used for animal flight testing program with military personnel. Source Files on Project Mercury

Chimpanzee in Molded Couch

Chimpanzee in Molded Couch

This item is photo of a Chimpanzee in molded couch with nylon net restraint garment. Source Files on Project Mercury

FLIGHT LINE PREP. - ASTRONAUTS SLAYTON, GRISSOM, SCHIRRA

FLIGHT LINE PREP. - ASTRONAUTS SLAYTON, GRISSOM, SCHIRRA

M61-00012 (20 Jan. 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. pictured on the flight line climbing aboard a F-106 aircraft. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

S61-01928 (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 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 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 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 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 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

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 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 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 John Glenn has biosensor attached to body during training

Astronaut John Glenn has biosensor attached to body during training

S61-03622 (1961) --- Mercury astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. has a biosensor attached to his body during astronaut training activities at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photo credit: NASA

Photograph of a Marine Helicopter Towing the Liberty Bell 7 Spacecraft

Photograph of a Marine Helicopter Towing the Liberty Bell 7 Spacecraft

Original caption: Marine helicopter has hooked the Liberty Bell 7 spacecraft and appears to have it in tow. Minutes later it was released because of its being full of sea water after going under once. This was ... more

Attempted Recovery - Mercury Spacecraft - End - Mercury-Redstone (MR)-4 Mission

Attempted Recovery - Mercury Spacecraft - End - Mercury-Redstone (MR)-...

S61-02821 (21 July 1961) --- Attempted recovery of Mercury spacecraft at end of the Mercury-Redstone 4 (MR-4) mission. View shows the Marine helicopter dropping a recovery line to the capsule. In the upper left... more

Recovery - Mercury Astronaut Virgil Grissom - End - Mercury-Reddstone (MR)-4 Mission

Recovery - Mercury Astronaut Virgil Grissom - End - Mercury-Reddstone ...

S61-02819 (21 July 1961) --- A U.S. Marine Corps helicopter retrieves astronaut Virgil I. Grissom from the Atlantic Ocean following the Mercury-Redstone 4 (MR-4) spaceflight. Grissom's "Liberty Bell" Mercury s... more

Attempted Recovery - Mercury Spacecraft - End - Mercury-Redstone (MR)-4 Mission

Attempted Recovery - Mercury Spacecraft - End - Mercury-Redstone (MR)-...

S61-02820 (21 July 1961) --- Attempted recovery of Mercury spacecraft at end of the Mercury-Redstone 4 (MR-4) mission. View shows the Marine helicopter pulled almost to the waters surface by the weight of the c... more

Photograph of the West African Coast from the First Unmanned Mercury Spacecraft

Photograph of the West African Coast from the First Unmanned Mercury S...

Original caption: The first unmanned Mercury Spacecraft to orbit the earth photographs the West African Coast. From the Strait of Gibraltar to Cabo Yubi, Morocco. Cloud cover hangs close to the coastal area an... more

PORTRAIT - NEW ASTRONAUT GROUP 2 (ORIGINAL ASTRONAUTS)

PORTRAIT - NEW ASTRONAUT GROUP 2 (ORIGINAL ASTRONAUTS)

S62-03982 (September 1962) --- New National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC) flight crew personnel. Kneeling (left to right) are astronauts Charles Conrad Jr., Frank Bo... more

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter after Landing Safely from His Aurora 7 Flight

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter after Landing Safely from H...

Original caption: Astronaut Scott Carpenter shakes hands with navy personnel as he steps from the recovery helicopter, still carrying the camera he took pictures of the Earth with. Carpenter landed in Aurora 7 ... more

EGRESS TRAINING - ASTRONAUTS SCHIRRA AND CARPENTER

EGRESS TRAINING - ASTRONAUTS SCHIRRA AND CARPENTER

S62-01358 (1962) --- Project Mercury astronaut M. Scott Carpenter, prime pilot of the Mercury-Atlas 7 (MA-7) spaceflight, goes through a water egress test. He is in the Mercury pressure suit, without the helmet... more

Chimp and Man Ejections

Chimp and Man Ejections

1962 B-58A ESCAPE CAPSULE, CHIMP AND MAN EJECTIONS, 01/31/1962. ARC Identifier 68568 / Local Identifier 342-USAF-32308. Summary: Coverage of the first live ejections with chimpanzee and the first manned ejectio... more

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

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter Using His Hands to Describe...

Original caption: Cape Canaveral, Fla. -- Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter, pilot of the Aurora 7 spacecraft uses hands to describe phases of his recent 3 orbit space flight. Carpenter was taken to Grand Turk islan... more

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter Discussing the Operation of a Camera

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter Discussing the Operation of...

Original caption: Flight Camera - Project Mercury Astronaut M. Scott carpenter discusses operating of 35mm camera he will carry on Mercury-Atlas 7 mission, with Dr. Robert B. Voas , Astronaut Training Officer. ... more

Mercury 7 Preparations

Mercury 7 Preparations

62-MA7-86 (1962) --- John Glenn (left) makes last minute preparations with Scott Carpenter prior to the flight of MA-7. Photo credit: NASA

NASA Manned Spacecraft Center Astronauts Receiving Gelogical Training from NASA Geologists During a Field Trip to the Big Bend Area of West Texas
Astronauts Scott Carpenter and Walter Schirra completes water egress test

Astronauts Scott Carpenter and Walter Schirra completes water egress t...

S62-01355 (1962) --- Project Mercury astronauts M. Scott Carpenter, prime pilot of the Mercury-Atlas 7 (MA-7) spaceflight, prepares to go through a water egress test. Astronaut Walter M. Schirra (back to camera... more

Portrait - Astronauts Edward White and James McDivitt

Portrait - Astronauts Edward White and James McDivitt

S62-04515 (1962) --- Astronauts Edward H. White II (left), Gemini-Titan 4 (GT-4) pilot, and James A. McDivitt, command pilot, pose for a photo holding a Gemini model. EDITOR?S NOTE: Jan. 27, 1967, astronaut ... more

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

Photograph of Project Mercury Flight Simulation with Astronaut M. Scot...

Original caption: Flight Simulation - Paul Backer (left) and Dr. Robert Voas, Astronaut Training Officer, discuss MA-7 flight plan with Project Mercury Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter (center). Carpenter is about... more

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

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

Original caption: Cape Canaveral, Fla. -- Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter suited up during Mercury-Atlas 6 prelaunch activities. Committee Papers

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

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

Original caption: Cape Canaveral, FLA. - Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. gives ready sign during Mercury-Atlas 6 prelaunch activities. Committee Papers

Photograph of Atlas and Friendship 7 Spacecraft

Photograph of Atlas and Friendship 7 Spacecraft

Original caption: Cape Canaveral, Fla. -- Low angle view of Atlas and Friendship 7 spacecraft between gantry equipment during prelaunch preparations. Committee Papers

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

Photograph of Astronauts M. Scott Carpenter and John H. Glenn, Jr. Ove...

Original caption: Cape Canaveral, FLA. - Two vitally interested spectators at the erection of the launch vehicle were Astronauts M. Scott Carpenter and John H. Glenn, Jr. scheduled to be respectively, back-up p... more

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

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. during Training for His Fri...

Original caption: Cape Canaveral, Fla. - Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. looks to the future in the Aeromedical Laboratory, located in Hangar S at Cape Canaveral as he continues his training program or the MA-6 mi... more

Astronauts Carpenter and Glenn relax following breakfast during MA-6 activity

Astronauts Carpenter and Glenn relax following breakfast during MA-6 a...

S64-10801 (1962) --- Astronauts M. Scott Carpenter (far left) and John H. Glenn Jr. relax following breakfast during Mercury Atlas 6 (MA-6) preflight activity. Glenn is the MA-6 pilot. Carpenter is the MA-6 bac... more

Astronaut John Glenn tests balance mechanism performance

Astronaut John Glenn tests balance mechanism performance

S64-14849 (1962) --- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr.'s balance mechanism (semi-circular-canals) is tested by running cool water into his ear and measuring effect on eye motions (nystagmus). Photo credit: NASA

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

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

S64-14843 (1962) --- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., pilot of the Mercury-Atlas 6 Earth-orbital space mission, is suited up at Cape Canaveral, Florida, during MA-6 preflight activities. Assisting Glenn is suit tec... more

Astronauts Grissom and Glenn hold discussion in Mercury Control Center

Astronauts Grissom and Glenn hold discussion in Mercury Control Center

S64-10761 (1962) --- Astronauts Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom (left) and John H. Glenn Jr. hold a discussion in the Mercury Control Center during Mercury-Atlas 6 preflight activity. Glenn is the MA-6 pilot. Grissom w... more

Astronaut John Glenn poses for press photographers at Cape Canaveral

Astronaut John Glenn poses for press photographers at Cape Canaveral

S64-14869 (February 1962) --- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., wearing a Mercury pressure suit, was the pilot of the Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) mission. Glenn made America's first manned Earth-orbital spaceflight on Fe... more

Astronaut John Glenn inspects decal for side of his Mercury capsule

Astronaut John Glenn inspects decal for side of his Mercury capsule

S64-14854 (20 Feb. 1962) --- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. and technicians inspect a decal ready for application to the side of his Mercury spacecraft prior to launch on Feb. 20, 1962. The decal reads "Friendship... more

Suit - Cape

Suit - Cape

S62-00249 (1962) --- View of astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. being fitted with gloves for his spacesuit during preflight training activities at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Glenn is assisted by suit technician Joe Schm... more

Suit

Suit

S62-00246 (5 Feb. 1962) --- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. is assisted by Joe W. Schmitt as he suits up in practice for the preparation of Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) mission. Photo credit: NASA