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Drawing Showing Lantern Sections for the Lighthouse at Cape Canaveral, Florida
Drawing Showing Lantern Sections for the Lighthouse at Cape Canaveral, Florida
United States, East coast: Charleston Light to Cape Canaveral

United States, East coast: Charleston Light to Cape Canaveral

Scale 1:449,659 at Lat. 30⁰30ʹ. "Mercator projection. N.A. datum of 1927." Depths shown by soundings and gradient tints. "Not to be used for navigation: For wreck information only." Base map: [Nautical chart] 1... more

Bumper V-2 Launch

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

Early Rockets

Early Rockets

Bumper Wac liftoff at the Long Range Proving Ground located at Cape Canaveral, Florida. At White Sands, New Mexico, the German rocket team experimented with a two-stage rocket called Bumper Wac, which intended ... more

Early Rockets

Early Rockets

A Bumper Wac, a combination the V-2 rocket with a WAC Corporal upper stage, awaits launch on July 24, 1950. It was the eighth in the Bumper Project and the vehicle reached the altitude of 393 kilometers. The Bu... more

The First Redstone Rocket Firing

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, ...

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

Early Rockets

Early Rockets

U.S. Army Redstone Rocket: The Redstone ballistic missile was a high-accuracy, liquid-propelled, surface-to-surface missile developed by the Army Ballistic Missile Agency, Redstone Arsenal, in Huntsville, Alaba... more

Early Rockets

Early Rockets

Launch of a three-stage Vanguard (SLV-7) from Cape Canaveral, Florida, September 18, 1959. Designated Vanguard III, the 100-pound satellite was used to study the magnetic field and radiation belt. In September ... more

Jupiter rocket - Early Rockets

Jupiter rocket - Early Rockets

The Jupiter rocket was designed and developed by the Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA). ABMA launched the Jupiter-A at Cape Canaveral, Florida, on March 1, 1957. The Jupiter vehicle was a direct derivative o... more

Explorer 1 Launch

Explorer 1 Launch

(January 31, 1958) Launch of Jupiter-C/Explorer 1 at Cape Canaveral, Florida on January 31, 1958. After the Russian Sputnik 1 was launched in October 1957, the launching of an American satellite assumed much gr... 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 the Mercury-Redstone 3 Launch

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

Vanguard Satellite SLV-2 Being Examined at Cape Canaveral

Vanguard Satellite SLV-2 Being Examined at Cape Canaveral

Vanguard satellite SLV-2 is being checked out at Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Solar X-ray radiation satellite was launched June 26, 1958. The second stage of the launch vehicle ended prematurely due to low cham... more

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

Pioneer III Probe

Pioneer III Probe

Looking more like surgeons, these technicians wearing cleanroom attire inspect the Pioneer III probe before shipping it to Cape Canaveral, Florida. Pioneer III was launched on December 6, 1958 aboard a Juno II ... 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

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...

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

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

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

Launch of Jupiter-C/Explorer 1 at Cape Canaveral, Florida on January 31, 1958. After the Russian Sputnik 1 was launched in October 1957, the launching of an American satellite assumed much greater importance. A... more

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

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

Launch of Jupiter-C/Explorer 1 at Cape Canaveral, Florida on January 31, 1958. After the Russian Sputnik 1 was launched in October 1957, the launching of an American satellite assumed much greater importance. A... more

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

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

Redstone missile No. 1002 on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida, on May 16, 1958. The Redstone ballistic missile was a high-accuracy, liquid-propelled, surface-to-surface missile developed by the Army Ba... more

Delta 174 Launch

Delta 174 Launch

The Delta launch vehicle family started development in 1959. The Delta was composed of parts from the Thor, an intermediate-range ballistic missile, as its first stage, and the Vanguard as its second. The first... more

Launchings of Discoverer and Explorer

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

Wernher von Braun

Wernher von Braun

In this 1959 photo, taken at Cape Canaveral, Florida, Dr. von Braun (2nd from left) Director of the U.S. Army Ballistic Missile Agency's (ABMA) Development Operations Division, is shown conferring with Air Forc... more

Big Joe Ready for Launch at Cape Canaveral

Big Joe Ready for Launch at Cape Canaveral

(September 9, 1959) Big Joe ready for launch at Cape Canaveral, FL. The objective of "Big Joe" was to test the ablating heatshield. The flight was both a success and failure – the heatshield survived reentry an... more

Early Rockets - Vangard III satellite

Early Rockets - Vangard III satellite

The Vangard III satellite to study the magnetic field and radiation belt in orbit. NASA successfully launched Vanguard III (SLV-7) from Cape Canaveral, Florida on September 18, 1959.

Big Joe launch vehicle after launching at Cape Canaveral

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

Television Infrared Observation Satellite TIROS

Television Infrared Observation Satellite TIROS

Scientist giving a vibration test to TIROS, Television Infrared Observation Satellite, at the Astro-Electronic Products Division of RCA in Princeton, New Jersey. TIROS was NASA's first experimental step to dete... more

Mercury-Atlas 1 Launch

Mercury-Atlas 1 Launch

(July 29, 1960) The uncrewed Mercury-Atlas 1 spacecraft launched from Cape Canaveral on July 29, 1960. MA-1 was the first attempt to launch the Mercury capsule. The mission failed just under a minute after laun... 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

TIROS, America's First Meteorological Satellite

TIROS, America's First Meteorological Satellite

It is hard to imagine the evening news without satellite imagery. But in 1960, space-based meteorology was in its formative stages, still to be proven. One of the earliest groups to transfer to the newly organi... 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 op...

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

SUIT - ASTRONAUT S. CARPENTER - PA

SUIT - ASTRONAUT S. CARPENTER - PA

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

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. ...

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

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

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

S62-08106 (19 Dec. 1960) --- Launch of the unmanned Mercury Redstone 1A (MR-1A) from Cape Canaveral on Dec. 19, 1960. Successful flight to peak altitude of 135 statue miles. Horizontal distance of 235 statue mi... more

Mercury Redstone 3 Launch

Mercury Redstone 3 Launch

(May 5, 1961) Launching of the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3), or Freedom 7, spacecraft from Cape Canaveral on a suborbital mission -- the first U.S. manned spaceflight...Image #: jsc2007e046477

Retrieval of Alan B. Shepard Jr.

Retrieval of Alan B. Shepard Jr.

(May 5, 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 the western Atl... more

Unloading Atlas Launch Vehicle

Unloading Atlas Launch Vehicle

(April 23, 1961) The Atlas launch vehicle is shown being unloaded at Cape Canaveral, Florida. This vehicle was expected to launch a Mercury spacecraft (without any astronauts aboard), built by McDonnell Aircraf... more

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

S62-00992 (1961) --- Mercury astronaut John Glenn looks into a Celesti...

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

Celestial Training Device MA-7

Celestial Training Device MA-7

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

First Saturn (SA-1) Launch

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

John Glenn and Scott Carpenter

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

Ham

Ham

Ham, the first chimpanzee ever to ride into space is shown off by his animal trainer at Cape Canaveral, Florida...Image # : 61-1923

Launch of Mercury-Atlas

Launch of Mercury-Atlas

(February 21, 1961) In this Project Mercury test, a spacecraft booster by a modified Atlas was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida. The Mercury capsule reached a peak altitude of 107 statute miles and landed ... more

Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr.

Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr.

(May 5, 1961) Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., dressed in his Mercury pressure suit, poses for a photo prior to his launch in a Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) spacecraft from Cape Canaveral on a suborbital mission. Th... more

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

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

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

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

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

A three-year-old chimpanzee, named Ham, in the biopack couch for the MR-2 suborbital test flight. On January 31, 1961, a Mercury-Redstone launch from Cape Canaveral carried the chimpanzee "Ham" over 640 kilomet... more

The Launch of Mercury-Redstone

The Launch of Mercury-Redstone

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

Liftoffs - Cape

Liftoffs - Cape

S61-01908 (5 May 1961) --- This is the launch of the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) spacecraft from Cape Canaveral on a suborbital mission -- the first U.S. manned spaceflight. The spacecraft is already headed towar... more

Astronaut John Glenn and news media representatives during tour of Cape

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

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

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

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

S61-00199 (31 Jan. 1961) --- Recovery personnel aboard the USS Donner remove ?Ham?, a 37-pound chimpanzee, from a Mercury-Redstone spacecraft following the successful Mercury-Redstone 2 (MR-2) suborbital flight... more

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

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

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

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

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

S63-22731 (31 Jan. 1961) --- The launch of the Mercury-Redstone 2 (MR-2) suborbital mission from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Jan. 31, 1961. Onboard the spacecraft was ?Ham?, a 37-pound chimpanzee. Despite an ov... more

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

Mercury Project chimpanzee Ham

Mercury Project chimpanzee Ham

A three-year-old chimpanzee, named Ham, in the biopack couch for the MR-2 suborbital test flight. On January 31, 1961, a Mercury-Redstone launch from Cape Canaveral carried the chimpanzee "Ham" over 640 kilomet... more

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

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

S61-04622 (1961) --- Mercury astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. looks into a Celestial Training Device (globe) during training in the Aeromedical Laboratory at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photo credit: NASA

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

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

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

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

Mercury Project Madison County Alabama

Mercury Project Madison County Alabama

Dr. von Braun addresses a crowd celebrating in front of the Madison County Alabama Courthouse following the successful launch of Astronaut Alan Shepard (America's first astronaut in space) into space on a Mercu... more

FREEDOM "7" - CAPE

FREEDOM "7" - CAPE

S61-02408 (5 May 1961) --- Launching of the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) rocket from Cape Canaveral on astronaut Alan B. Shepard?s suborbital mission. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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

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

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

Mercury Redstone 3 imagery

Mercury Redstone 3 imagery

JSC2007-E-046477 (5 May 1961) --- Launching of the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) spacecraft from Cape Canaveral on a suborbital mission -- the first U.S. manned spaceflight. Original image number was 61-MR3-74. Pho... more

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

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

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

ASTRONAUT SHEPARD, ALAN - CAPE

ASTRONAUT SHEPARD, ALAN - CAPE

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

FREEDOM "7" - CAPE

FREEDOM "7" - CAPE

S61-02407 (5 May 1961) --- Launching of the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) rocket from Cape Canaveral on astronaut Alan B. Shepard?s suborbital mission. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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

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 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

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. Pho...

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

Astronaut Grissom dons spacesuit for Mercury-Redstone 4 mission

Astronaut Grissom dons spacesuit for Mercury-Redstone 4 mission

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

Astronaut Grissom dons spacesuit for Mercury-Redstone 4 mission

Astronaut Grissom dons spacesuit for Mercury-Redstone 4 mission

S88-55875 (19 July 1961) --- Donning a spacesuit for the Mercury-Redstone 4 (MR-4) mission, astronaut Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom chats with spaceflight equipment specialist Joe W. Schmidt in the personal equipment... more

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

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

S61-03829 (21 July 1961) --- View of the Mission Control Center at Cape Canaveral during the Mercury-Redstone 4 (MR-4) mission. Astronauts John Glenn (left) and L. Gordon Cooper (right) act as spacecraft commun... more

Mercury-Redstone 4 spacecraft launching

Mercury-Redstone 4 spacecraft launching

S61-03248 (21 July 1961) --- Mercury-Redstone 4 (MR-4) launch of Virgil I. Grissom on July 21, 1961, from Cape Canaveral, Florida. 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

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

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

S61-03121 (21 July 1961) --- Mercury-Redstone 4 (MR-4) launch of Virgil I. Grissom on July 21, 1961, from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photo credit: NASA

TRAINING - ASTRONAUT GLENN, JOHN - AEROMEDICAL LAB - CAPE

TRAINING - ASTRONAUT GLENN, JOHN - AEROMEDICAL LAB - CAPE

S61-04623 (1961) --- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. looks into a Celestial Training Device (globe) during training in the Aeromedical Laboratory at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photo credit: NASA

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

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

S61-03567 (13 Sept. 1961) --- View of the launch of Mercury-Atlas 4 (MA-4) spacecraft from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Sept. 13, 1961. Photo credit: NASA

Recovery of the Mercury-Atlas 4

Recovery of the Mercury-Atlas 4

S61-03255 (13 Sept. 1961) --- View of the recovery of the Mercury-Atlas 4 (MA-4) spacecraft which was launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Sept. 13, 1961. Photo credit: NASA

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

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

S61-03249 (13 Sept. 1961) --- View of the launch of the Mercury-Atlas 4 (MA-4) spacecraft from Cape Canaveral, Florida on Sept. 13, 1961. Photo credit: NASA

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

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 so...

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

Saturn I - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn I - Saturn Apollo Program

The Marshall Space Flight Center's first Saturn I vehicle, SA-1, lifts off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on October 27, 1961. This early configuration, Saturn I Block I, 162 feet tall and weighing 460 tons, con... more

Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn Apollo Program

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 ballistic trajectory ... more

Carpenter Debriefing

Carpenter Debriefing

S62-04074 (1962) --- Mercury astronaut M. Scott Carpenter lies on a bed with biosensors attached to his head during astronaut training activities at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photo credit: NASA

Carpenter Launch

Carpenter Launch

Scott Carpenter's Aurora 7 Mercury Atlas rocket lifts off from Pad 14, Cape Canaveral, Florida, on May 24, 1962...Image # : S62-05531

Leading From Strength and US Missile and Military Might

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

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

Launch of Friendship 7

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

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

Mercury 8 in Hanger

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 vehicle. ..Imag... more

FLICKRMEATBALL

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

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

Rush hour traffic. Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Rush hour traffic. Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Title and date from contact sheet folder caption. Contact sheet available for reference purposes: USN&WR COLL - Job no. 7386, frame 9. Forms part of: U.S. News & World Report Magazine Photograph Collection.

Astronaut John Glenn being Honored

Astronaut John Glenn being Honored

Full Description: On February 23, 1962, President John F. Kennedy honors John H. Glenn, Jr. at Hangar S, Cape Canaveral, Florida, after his historic three-orbit mission aboard Friendship 7.

John H Glenn Jr.

John H Glenn Jr.

1962 -- Running along the beach at Cape Canaveral, Florida, astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., pilot of the Mercury-Atlas 6 mission, participates in a strict physical training program, as he exemplifies by frequent running.

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

Astronaut Scott Carpenter - Medal Presentation - Dr. James Webb Post M...

S62-04114 (1962) --- Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter, pilot of the Mercury-Atlas 7 (MA-7) mission, receives the NASA Distinguished Service Medal from NASA Adminstrator James E. Webb during ceremonies at Cape Canav... more

Carpenter in White Room

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