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Bumper V-2 Launch

(July 24, 1950) A new chapter in space flight began in July 1950 with the launch of the first rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida: the Bumper 8. Shown above, Bumper 8 was an ambitious two-stage rocket program t... more

The First Redstone Rocket Firing

Full Description: (August 20, 1953) The first Redstone was fired at Cape Canaveral, Florida on August 20, 1953. Redstone was the first major rocket development program for United States by the Peenemuende group... more

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

The first Redstone was fired at Cape Canaveral, Florida on August 20, 1953. Redstone was the first major rocket development program for United States by the Peenemuende group led by Dr. Wernher von Braun. The R... more

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

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 the Mercury-Redstone 3 Launch

Original caption: Launch of America's first man in space on the Mercury-Redstone-3 from Cape Canaveral launch site on May 5, 1961. 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

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 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

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

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

Launchings of Discoverer and Explorer

1959 LAUNCHINGS OF DISCOVERER V, DISCOVERER VI AND EXPLORER VI VANDENBERG AFB, CALIFORNIA AND CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA, 7, 13 AND 19 AUGUST 1959, 08/07/1959. ARC Identifier 67747 / Local Identifier 342-USAF-2782... more

Big Joe launch vehicle after launching at Cape Canaveral

B59-00556 (9 Sept. 1959) --- U.S. Air Force photo of Big Joe launch vehicle after launching at Cape Canaveral, Florida, for a suborbital test of the Mercury capsule. The capsule was recovered successfully after... more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

John Glenn and Scott Carpenter

Description CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- John Glenn (left) and Scott Carpenter, designated the prime pilot and backup respectively for the first U.S. manned orbital spaceflight, Mercury-Atlas 6. Photo taken circa 19... more

First Saturn (SA-1) Launch

Full Description: On October 27, 1961, the Marshall Space Flight Center and the Nation marked a high point in the 3-year-old Saturn development program when the first Saturn vehicle flew a flawless 215-mile bal... more

The Launch of Mercury-Redstone

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

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

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Ham the chimp. Photo credit: NASA

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

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

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

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

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

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Aerial photo, overall view of Complex 34. Photo credit: NASA

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

S90-27205 (13 Sept. 1961) --- The unmanned Mercury-Atlas (MA-4) capsule sits atop its Atlas launch vehicle. The successful orbital flight followed the MA-3 mission, which was aborted earlier this year. Photo credit: NASA

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

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

Leading From Strength and US Missile and Military Might

ARC Identifier 28715 / Local Identifier 111-LC-45864 - Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual Center. (ca. 1974 - 05/15/1984) - ... more

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

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 Project Mercury Flight Simulation with Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter

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

Launch of Friendship 7

Full Description: (February 20, 1962) Launch of Friendship 7, the first American manned orbital space flight. Astronaut John Glenn aboard, the Mercury-Atlas rocket is launched from Pad 14...Image # : 62PC-0011

Mercury 8 in Hanger

(September 10, 1962) Personnel in Hangar S at Cape Canaveral, Florida prepare Wally Schirra's Mercury 8 capsule nicknamed "Sigma 7" for delivery to the launch pad to be mated to the Atlas launch vehic... more

FLICKRMEATBALL

President Kennedy honors John Glenn at Cape Canaveral on 23 February 1962. James Modarelli’s NASA insignia is proudly displayed at the festivities. (NASA KSC-62PC-001

JFK Tour of KSC

Full Description: A briefing is given by Major Rocco Petrone to President John F. Kennedy during a tour of Blockhouse 34 at the Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex...Identifier GPN-2000-000605

Carpenter in White Room

(March 6, 1962) Inside Hangar S at the White Room Facility at Cape Canaveral, Florida, Mercury astronaut M. Scott Carpenter examines the honeycomb protective material on the main pressure bulkhead (heat shield)... more

Friendship 7

(February 20, 1962) On February 20, 1962 at 9:47 am EST, John Glenn launched from Cape Canaveral's Launch Complex 14 to become the first American to orbit the Earth. In this image, Glenn enters his Friendship 7... more

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. undergoes last minute medical checks shortly before MA-6 launch and orbital flight. Committee Papers

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

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - Joe W. Schmitt, Space Flight Equipment Specialist, makes adjustment to Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr.'s spacesuit prior to MA-6 launch operations. Committee Papers

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

Original caption: Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. eating in crew's quarters before prelaunch operations of the MA-6 at Cape Canaveral, Fla. Committee Papers

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

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. -- Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. in spacesuit motions toward Astronaut Donald K. Slayton and Associate Director MSC Walter C. Williams. Committee Papers

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

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - Closeup of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. in spacesuit prior to MA-6 launch. Committee Papers

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

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - Mercury Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. leaving Hangar S enroute to capsule prior to MA-6 launch. Committee Papers

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

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

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

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. is assisted with his suiting-up procedure by Space Flight Equipment Specialist Joe W. Schmitt during MA-6 preparations. Committee Papers

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

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. performs his early morning shave at Cape Canaveral shortly before the MA-6 launch. Committee Papers

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

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. in flight suit prior to MA-6 launch at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Committee Papers

Photograph of Naval Personnel Performing Recovery Operations of Friendship 7

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - Naval Personnel of DD-841, USS NOA , hook on recovery equipment as Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr.'s MSC NASA Friendship 7 spacecraft is recovered after world orbital fligh... more

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

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - Naval Personnel of DD-841, USS NOA, line ships rail holding welcoming sign to Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. as they participate in recovery of spacecraft after world orbi... more

Photograph of Recovery of Friendship 7

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - View of USS NOA, DD-841, recovering the Friendship 7 spacecraft of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. after world orbital flight. Committee Papers

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

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. talks over ships telephone as he relaxes aboard USS NOA, DD-814, after world orbital flight. Committee Papers

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

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. gives a double thumbs-up as he and President John F. Kennedy arrive at the Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex in Florida. Glenn's Mercury Atlas 6 mission lifted... more

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

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

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

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. gives a double thumbs-up as he and President John F. Kennedy arrive at the Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex in Florida. Glenn's Mercury Atlas 6 mission lifted... more

Photograph of Flight Name being Painted onto Spacecraft Aurora 7

Original caption: Cape Canaveral, Fla. Miss Cece Bibby, Chrysler Corp employee, paints name Aurora 7 on Project Mercury spacecraft for second manned orbital flight while Mission Pilot M. Scott Carpenter looks o... more

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

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL - Last minute checks - Astronaut John H. Glenn, the U.S. first space pilot makes last minute preparations with Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter prior to the flight of MA-7. Astronau... more

Photograph of Aurora 7 Lifting Off

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL - Moment of liftoff. Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter inside the Aurora 7 spacecraft atop the Atlas booster seconds after leaving Pad 14 at Cape Canaveral. Carpenter became the... more

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

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL - Astronaut Scott Carpenter suited up and ready for his spaceflight. He is seated in Hangar S after pre-flight physical examination. He was successfully launched from Cape Canav... more

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

Original caption: Cape Canaveral, Fla. -- Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter, pilot of the Aurora 7 spacecraft explains phases of his flight to Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. who made the first US orbital flight in Feb... more

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

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL - Project Mercury suit technician, Joe Schmitt, checks spacesuit prior to Lt. Cmdr. M. Scott Carpenters MA-7 spaceflight. Committee Papers

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

Original Caption: CAPE CANAVERAL - Project Mercury Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter suited up and ready for MA-7 flight. Carpenter is outfitted in spacesuit and is carrying portable air conditioner as he leav... more

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

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL - Astronaut John H. Glenn, first American to orbit the earth, listens in on the voice communications of fellow Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter. Carpenter successfully complete... more

Photograph of Liftoff of Aurora 7 Spacecraft

Original caption: Cape Canaveral, Fla. - Moment of liftoff. Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter inside the Aurora 7 spacecraft atop the Atlas booster seconds after leaving Pad 14 at Cape Canaveral. Carpenter became th... more

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

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL - Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter. America's second orbital pilot talks to Vice President Lyndon. Johnson following his recovery after the MA-7 flight. Committee Papers

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

Original caption: Cape Canaveral, Fla.: Astronaut Scott Carpenter looks inside Aurora 7 spacecraft prior to insertion. McDonneld and NASA capsule technicians along with Astronauts Wall Schirra and John Glenn wa... more

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

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL- Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter is lifted by cable into a hovering Navy helicopter during the recovery operation. Committee Papers

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

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL - Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter, suited up and ready to go, has his straps adjusted prior to leaving for Pad 14 and the waiting Atlas and Mercury spacecraft Aurora 7. Carpen... more