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American Red Cross - Miscellaneous - Sometimes the American Red Cross doctor puts the capsule or powder into the rough hands of the mukter, for his administering

American Red Cross - Miscellaneous - Sometimes the American Red Cross ...

Photographer: American Red Cross American Red Cross - Miscellaneous

[Vice President Thomas R. Marshall drawing draft capsule]

[Vice President Thomas R. Marshall drawing draft capsule]

J231426 U.S. Copyright Office. Copyright by Harris & Ewing.

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

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

Mercury Project

Mercury Project

This photograph depicts installation of the Mercury capsule and escape system on top of a booster prior to test firing of the Mercury-Redstone launch vehicle at the Marshall Space Flight Center.

Project Mercury - Capsule #2

Project Mercury - Capsule #2

(August 3, 1959) Project Mercury - Capsule #2. Capsule complete in Lewis Hangar near Cleveland, Ohio. Lewis is now known as the Glenn Research Center. ..Image # : C1959-51324

Jupiter, AM-18, for pre-flight test - Early Rockets

Jupiter, AM-18, for pre-flight test - Early Rockets

The capsule ready to be installed in the nose cone of Jupiter, AM-18, for pre-flight test, May 18, 1959. The capsule carried monkeys, Baker and Able, as the payload of AM-18 mission

NASA Photographer Prepares to Film a Mercury Capsule

NASA Photographer Prepares to Film a Mercury Capsule

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) photographer Arthur Laufman sets up a camera to film a Mercury capsule that was constructed by the Lewis Research Center staff. Lewis engineers and mechanics... more

Mercury Capsule Construction at the NASA Lewis Research Center

Mercury Capsule Construction at the NASA Lewis Research Center

A NASA mechanic secures the afterbody to a Mercury capsule in the hangar at the Lewis Research Center. The capsule was one of two built at Lewis for the “Big Joe” launches scheduled for September 1959. The init... 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

Big Joe capsule leaves its launching pad - Mercury Project

Big Joe capsule leaves its launching pad - Mercury Project

An Atlas launch vehicle carrying the Big Joe capsule leaves its launching pad on a 2,000-mile ballistic flight to the altitude of 100 miles. The Big Joe capsule is a boilerplate model of the marned orbital caps... more

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

Mercury Capsule Model in the 1- by 1-Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel

Mercury Capsule Model in the 1- by 1-Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) researchers install a small-scale model of the capsule for Project Mercury in the 1- by 1-Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel at the Lewis Research Center. NASA Lewi... more

MA-1 Capsule Reassembled After Explosion

MA-1 Capsule Reassembled After Explosion

(July 29, 1960) The main objectives of Mercury Atlas-1's (MA-1) were to recover the capsule and test the integrity of the Mercury capsule structure and afterbody shingles. About one minute after liftoff MA-1 ex... more

Hi-Speed impact test simulating space debris hitting an orbiting capsule. A blunt nose 20 millimeter model built of polyethylene hitting a aluminum target at 19,500 feet per second, in a pressure simulated as 100,000 feet altitude. ARC-1960-A-26921-B

Hi-Speed impact test simulating space debris hitting an orbiting capsu...

Hi-Speed impact test simulating space debris hitting an orbiting capsule. A blunt nose 20 millimeter model built of polyethylene hitting a aluminum target at 19,500 feet per second, in a pressure simulated as 1... more

Mercury Capsule Retrorocket Test in the Altitude Wind Tunnel

Mercury Capsule Retrorocket Test in the Altitude Wind Tunnel

A mechanic at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Lewis Research Center prepares the inverted base of a Mercury capsule for a test of its posigrade retrorockets inside the Altitude Wind Tun... more

Failed Attempt to Recover Liberty Bell 7

Failed Attempt to Recover Liberty Bell 7

(July 21, 1961) After the hatch "Liberty Bell 7" opened prematurely, gallons of seawater entered the spacecraft. A helicopter recovery team attempted to empty the water, as seen in this photo. Seconds after thi... more

Astronaut Alan Shepard in pressure suit with Freedom 7 capsule

Astronaut Alan Shepard in pressure suit with Freedom 7 capsule

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

ASTRONAUT SHEPARD - PRESSURE SUIT - FREEDOM "7" CAPSULE

ASTRONAUT SHEPARD - PRESSURE SUIT - FREEDOM "7" CAPSULE

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

LITTLE JOE 5A - CAPSULE 14

LITTLE JOE 5A - CAPSULE 14

S61-01372 (21 Feb. 1961) --- Launch of the unmanned Mercury-Atlas 2 (MA-2) vehicle for a suborbital test flight of the Mercury capsule. The upper part of Atlas is stengthened by an eight-inch wide stainless ste... more

Alan Shepard

Alan Shepard

(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

Shepard Hoisted from Mercury Capsule

Shepard Hoisted from Mercury Capsule

A U.S. Marine helicopter recovery team hoists astronaut Alan Shepard from his Mercury spacecraft after a successful flight and splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean. On May 5th 1961, Alan B. Shepard Jr. became the f... more

Pig in Capsule Drawing

Pig in Capsule Drawing

This items contains a proposed Arrangement-Pig Capsule-“Little Joe” First Shot. Source Files on Project Mercury

Primate Ham - Fitted Suit - Couch - Mercury-Redstone (MR)-2 - Capsule #5

Primate Ham - Fitted Suit - Couch - Mercury-Redstone (MR)-2 - Capsule ...

S63-20801 (23 Jan. 1961) --- Primate chimpanzee ?Ham?, in his spacesuit, is fitted into the couch of the Mercury-Redstone 2 (MR-2) capsule #5 prior to its test flight which was conducted on Jan. 31, 1961. Photo... 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-ATLAS (MA)-2 - LIFTOFF - CAPE

MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-2 - LIFTOFF - CAPE

S61-01226 (21 Feb. 1961) --- Launch of the unmanned Mercury-Atlas 2 (MA-2) vehicle for a suborbital test flight of the Mercury capsule. The upper part of Atlas is stengthened by an eight-inch wide stainless ste... more

MERCURY CAPSULE - WATER EGRESS TRAINING

MERCURY CAPSULE - WATER EGRESS TRAINING

S61-03256 (13 Sept. 1961) --- Recovery of Mercury spacecraft at end of the Mercury-Atlas 4 (MA-4) mission. Notice the extended antenna on top of the capsule. Photo credit: NASA

Recovery of the Little Joe 5A spacecraft

Recovery of the Little Joe 5A spacecraft

S61-01398 (18 March 1961) --- View of the recovery of the Little Joe-5A spacecraft which lifted off on March 18, 1961 from Wallops Island. The photo was taken from the recovery helicopter and shows the craft's ... more

Liftoff of MR-BD carrying a dummy capsule. Pad 5  Photo by: Special & Hopkins 61C-532

Liftoff of MR-BD carrying a dummy capsule. Pad 5 Photo by: Special & ...

Liftoff of MR-BD carrying a dummy capsule. Pad 5 Photo by: Special & Hopkins

Mating of Little Joe 5B vehicle with Mercury Capsule #14

Mating of Little Joe 5B vehicle with Mercury Capsule #14

S61-01673 (23 April 1961) --- View of the mating of Little Joe-5B launch vehicle with Mercury capsule #14. Photo credit: NASA

Mercury capsule mock-up suspended from ship during water egress training

Mercury capsule mock-up suspended from ship during water egress traini...

S61-03941 (26 April 1961) --- A mock-up of the Mercury space capsule is held suspended above the water aboard the ship that is taking astronauts Grissom and Glenn to their emergency water egress training. Photo... more

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mercury Project - recovery of the Freedom 7 (MR-3) capsule by a U.S. Marine helicopter.

Mercury Project - recovery of the Freedom 7 (MR-3) capsule by a U.S. M...

This photo depicts the recovery of the Freedom 7 (MR-3) capsule by a U.S. Marine helicopter. The MR-3 mission successfully placed the first American astronaut, Alan Shepard, in space for 15-1/2 minutes and retu... 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 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

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

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

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

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

Astronaut John Glenn inspecting interior of Mercury capsule

Astronaut John Glenn inspecting interior of Mercury capsule

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Astronaut Grissom - Cabin - "Liberty Bell 7" - Capsule

Astronaut Grissom - Cabin - "Liberty Bell 7" - Capsule

S64-10806 (21 July 1961) --- Astronaut Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom, pilot of the Mercury-Redstone 4 (MR-4) spaceflight, in his Mercury "Liberty Bell 7" spacecraft is checking his flight plan during prelaunch activi... more

Mercury Project

Mercury Project

A U.S. Marine helicopter attempts to retrieve the sinking capsule, Liberty Bell 7, of the MR-4 mission. The attempt failed and the capsule sank. The MR-4 mission marned by Astronaut Virgil Grissom was the secon... more

Mercury Project - Liberty Bell 7 capsule for the MR-4 Mission

Mercury Project - Liberty Bell 7 capsule for the MR-4 Mission

Astronaut Virgil Grissom chats with Astronaut John Glenn prior to entering the Liberty Bell 7 capsule for the MR-4 Mission. The MR-4 mission was the second manned suborbital flight using the Mercury-Redstone bo... more

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

Return of John Glenn's space capsule

Return of John Glenn's space capsule

Title and date from contact sheet folder caption. Contact sheet available for reference purposes: USN&WR COLL - Job no. 7509, frame 4. Forms part of: U.S. News & World Report Magazine Photograph Collection.

[Television screen showing depiction of John Glenn in the Friendship 7 space capsule, looking at the control panel during his orbit around earth on February 20, 1962]

[Television screen showing depiction of John Glenn in the Friendship 7...

Title devised by Library staff. Contact sheet folder caption: "Glenn shot round the world 3 times on television, MST, 2/20/62." U.S. News & World Report Magazine Photograph Collection. Contact sheet available f... 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

John Glenn OK

John Glenn OK

Astronaut John Glenn and technicians inspect artwork that will be painted on the outside of his Mercury spacecraft. John Glenn nicknamed his capsule "Friendship 7". On February 20, 1962 astronaut John H. Glenn ... more

John Glenn enters his Friendship 7 capsule

John Glenn enters his Friendship 7 capsule

(February 20, 1962) Project Mercury astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. enters his Mercury Friendship 7 capsule before launch on February 20, 1962. At 9:47 a.m. (EST), his Atlas launch vehicle lifted him into orbit fo... more

[Television screen showing depiction of panel with a circular device, over which is written "Glenn's Voice", during John Glenn's orbit around earth in the Friendship 7 space capsule on February 20, 1962]

[Television screen showing depiction of panel with a circular device, ...

Title devised by Library staff. Contact sheet folder caption: "Glenn shot round the world 3 times on television, MST, 2/20/62." U.S. News & World Report Magazine Photograph Collection. Contact sheet available f... more

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 ext...

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 w...

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

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

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. enters his Mercury capsule, "Friendship 7," as he prepares for launch of the Mercury-Atlas rocket. On February 20, 1962, Glenn lifted off into space aboard his Mercury Atlas 6 MA-6 rocket and became the first American to orbit the Earth. After orbiting the Earth 3 times, Friendship 7 landed in the Atlantic Ocean 4 hours, 55 minutes and 23 seconds later, just East of Grand Turk Island in the Bahamas. Glenn and his capsule were recovered by the Navy Destroyer Noa, 21 minutes after splashdown.      Photo credit: NASA KSC-S63-01207

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. enters his Mercury...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. enters his Mercury capsule, "Friendship 7," as he prepares for launch of the Mercury-Atlas rocket. On February 20, 1962, Glenn lifted off into space aboard hi... more

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

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

Closeup View - Astronaut John Glenn - Insertion - Mercury Capsule - Cape

Closeup View - Astronaut John Glenn - Insertion - Mercury Capsule - Ca...

S62-01004 (1962) --- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., pilot of the Mercury Atlas 6 (MA-6) mission, participates in Mercury egress training during MA-6 preflight preparations. Glenn made the free world's first mann... more

View of Friendship 7 capsule on top of booster rocket

View of Friendship 7 capsule on top of booster rocket

S62-00380 (20 Feb. 1962) --- Close-up view of the Mercury Atlas 6 (MA-6) Friendship 7 capsule on top of its booster rocket with catwalk still attached. Photo credit: NASA

President John F. Kennedy Peers into Space Capsule at the Presentation Ceremony of NASA Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) to Astronaut and Colonel John Glenn, Jr. at Hangar 'S' at Cape Canaveral, Florida
Ablation Test of Mercury Capsule ARC-1962-A-28917-8
Ablation Test of Mercury Capsule ARC-1962-A-28917-3
ASTRONAUT  CARPENTER, SCOTT - MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-7 - "AURORA 7" CAPSULE - PRE-INSERTION - CAPE

ASTRONAUT CARPENTER, SCOTT - MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-7 - "AURORA 7" CAPSUL...

S62-03907 (24 May 1962) --- Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter looks into his Mercury-Atlas 7 spacecraft, the Aurora 7, before being inserted to begin the launch. Photo credit: NASA

Astronaut Walter Schirra - Removal - Sigma "7" Capsule - USS Kearsage

Astronaut Walter Schirra - Removal - Sigma "7" Capsule - USS Kearsage

S62-06144 (3 Oct. 1962) --- Wide angle view of Mercury-Atlas 8 (MA-8) astronaut Walter Schirra Jr. being removed from his Sigma 7 capsule by Navy personnel. Photo credit: NASA

Closeup View - Sigma "7" Capsule - Recovery Ship

Closeup View - Sigma "7" Capsule - Recovery Ship

S62-06175 (3 Oct. 1962) --- Closeup view of the Mercury-Atlas 8 (MA-8) Sigma 7 capsule being lowered to recovery ship's deck. Navy personnel remove the floatation device before opening the capsule. Photo credit: NASA

Astronaut Walter Schirra - Removal - Sigma 7 Capsule - USS Kearsage

Astronaut Walter Schirra - Removal - Sigma 7 Capsule - USS Kearsage

S62-06108 (3 Oct. 1962) --- Close-up view of Mercury-Atlas 8 (MA-8) astronaut Walter Schirra Jr. being removed from his Sigma 7 capsule by Navy personnel. Photo credit: NASA

Astronaut Walter Schirra being removed from his Sigma 7 capsule

Astronaut Walter Schirra being removed from his Sigma 7 capsule

S62-06148 (3 Oct. 1962) --- Close-up view of Mercury-Atlas 8 (MA-8) astronaut Walter Schirra being removed from his Sigma 7 capsule by Navy personnel. Schirra has just removed his helmet. Photo credit: NASA

Cooper and Capsule on Deck

Cooper and Capsule on Deck

Recovery personnel bring the Mercury space capsule Faith 7 onboard the recovery ship U.S.S. Kearsarge with astronaut Gordon Cooper still inside. Once secured on deck, Cooper will jettison the Capsule's hatch al... more

Apollo Capsule simulator ARC-1963-A-30704
Apollo Capsule simulator - navigation guidance system ARC-1963-A-30702

Apollo Capsule simulator - navigation guidance system ARC-1963-A-30702

Apollo Capsule simulator - navigation guidance system

Apollo Capsule simulator ARC-1963-A-30703
Apollo Capsule simulator ARC-1963-A-30700
Apollo Capsule simulator ARC-1963-A-30701
MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-9 - LAUNCH - CAPSULE - ASTRONAUT COOPER - CAPE

MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-9 - LAUNCH - CAPSULE - ASTRONAUT COOPER - CAPE

S63-07602 (15 May 1963) --- This is the launch of Mercury-Atlas 9 (MA-9) on May 15, 1963, at 8:04 a.m. (EST) carrying astronaut L. Gordon Cooper Jr., pilot. Astronaut Cooper made 22 orbits in 34 hours and 19 mi... more

Shadowgraph: Gemini capsule flight stability study ARC-1963-A-31214

Shadowgraph: Gemini capsule flight stability study ARC-1963-A-31214

Shadowgraph: Gemini capsule flight stability study

Drawing of proposed Pig Capsule Little Joe first shot

Drawing of proposed Pig Capsule Little Joe first shot

S63-19319 (October 1963) --- Pen and ink drawing of a proposed arrangement for a Pig Capsule in Little Joe capsule first shot. Photo credit: NASA

Gemini 3 capsule is mated with Titan.

Gemini 3 capsule is mated with Titan.

(February 1965) The Gemini 3 spacecraft is mated with the Titan II launch vehicle in the white room of Pad 19 at the Kennedy Space Center. Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom and John Young rode the capsule into space on M... more

Sigma 7 capsule on display at the Johnson Space Center

Sigma 7 capsule on display at the Johnson Space Center

S66-53205 (1966) --- Mercury Atlas (MA-8) Sigma 7 capsule on display at the Johnson Space Center. Photo credit: NASA

Cicra 1968 - 1969:  Biosatellite model with monkey shown in the front of the capsule and the life spport package in the rear. ARC-1968-AR-1632B-452

Cicra 1968 - 1969: Biosatellite model with monkey shown in the front ...

Cicra 1968 - 1969: Biosatellite model with monkey shown in the front of the capsule and the life spport package in the rear.

Apollo 8 capsule hoisted aboard U.S.S. Yorktown

Apollo 8 capsule hoisted aboard U.S.S. Yorktown

S68-56304 (27 Dec. 1968) --- The Apollo 8 capsule is seen being hoisted aboard the recovery carrier, USS Yorktown after its successful splashdown.

Apollo 8 Capsule being hoisted onto the recovery ship

Apollo 8 Capsule being hoisted onto the recovery ship

This is a photograph of the Apollo 8 Capsule being hoisted onto the recovery ship following splashdown on December 27, 1968. The first manned Apollo mission to escape Earth’s gravity and travel to the lunar vic... more

Apollo 11 - Saturn Apollo Program

Apollo 11 - Saturn Apollo Program

The Apollo 11 mission, the first manned lunar mission, launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida via the Saturn V launch vehicle on July 16, 1969 and safely returned to Earth on July 24, 1969. The Saturn ... more

The Apollo 11 mission, the first manned lunar mission, launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida via the Saturn V launch vehicle on July 16, 1969 and safely returned to Earth on July 24, 1969. The Saturn V vehicle was developed by the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) under the direction of Dr. Wernher von Braun. Aboard were Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, Command Module (CM) pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., Lunar Module (LM) pilot. The CM, piloted by Michael Collins remained in a parking orbit around the Moon while the LM, named “Eagle’’, carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, landed on the Moon. Armstrong was the first human to ever stand on the lunar surface, followed by Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin.  During 2½ hours of surface exploration, the crew collected 47 pounds of lunar surface material for analysis back on Earth. The recovery operation took place in the Pacific Ocean where Navy para-rescue men recovered the capsule housing the 3-man Apollo 11 crew. The crew was airlifted to safety aboard the U.S.S. Hornet, where they were quartered in a Mobile Quarantine Facility (MQF). Here the quarantined Apollo 11 crew members (l to r) Armstrong, Collins, and Aldrin, and U.S. President Richard Milhous Nixon share laughs over a comment made by fellow astronaut Frank Borman, Apollo 8 commander. The president was aboard the recovery vessel awaiting return of the astronauts. With the success of Apollo 11, the national objective to land men on the Moon and return them safely to Earth had been accomplished. n/a

The Apollo 11 mission, the first manned lunar mission, launched from t...

The Apollo 11 mission, the first manned lunar mission, launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida via the Saturn V launch vehicle on July 16, 1969 and safely returned to Earth on July 24, 1969. The Saturn ... more

Apollo 11 - Saturn Apollo Program

Apollo 11 - Saturn Apollo Program

The Apollo 11 mission, the first manned lunar mission, launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida via the Saturn V launch vehicle on July 16, 1969 and safely returned to Earth on July 24, 1969. The Saturn ... more

The Apollo 11 mission, the first manned lunar mission, launched aboard the Saturn V launch vehicle from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida on July 16, 1969 and safely returned to Earth on July 24, 1969. Aboard were astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, Command Module (CM) pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., Lunar Module (LM) pilot. The CM, piloted by Michael Collins, remained in a parking orbit around the Moon while the LM, named “Eagle’’, carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, landed on the Moon. Armstrong was the first human to ever stand on the lunar surface, followed by Edwin (Buzz) Aldrin. The surface exploration was concluded in 2½ hours. Once the crew collected 47 pounds of lunar surface material for analysis back on Earth, the LM redocked with the CM for the crew’s return to Earth. Following splash down in the Pacific Ocean, Navy para-rescue men recovered the capsule housing the 3-man crew. The crew was airlifted to safety aboard the U.S.S. Hornet, where they were quartered in a Mobile Quarantine Facility (MQF). Astronaut Collins took this snapshot of astronauts Armstrong (center) and Aldrin inside of the MQF. n/a

The Apollo 11 mission, the first manned lunar mission, launched aboard...

The Apollo 11 mission, the first manned lunar mission, launched aboard the Saturn V launch vehicle from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida on July 16, 1969 and safely returned to Earth on July 24, 1969. Aboard w... more

The Apollo 11 mission, the first manned lunar mission, launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida via the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) developed Saturn V launch vehicle on July 16, 1969 and safely returned to Earth on July 24, 1969. Aboard the space craft were astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, Command Module (CM) pilot; and Edwin E. Aldrin Jr., Lunar Module (LM) pilot. The CM, piloted by Michael Collins remained in a parking orbit around the Moon while the LM, named “Eagle’’, carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, landed on the Moon. During 2½ hours of surface exploration, the crew collected 47 pounds of lunar surface material for analysis back on Earth. The recovery operation took place in the Pacific Ocean where Navy para-rescue men recovered the capsule housing the 3-man Apollo 11 crew. The crew was airlifted to safety aboard the U.S.S. Hornet recovery ship, where they were quartered in a Mobile Quarantine Facility (MQF) which served as their home for 21 days. In this photo taken at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, the quarantined housing facility is being lowered from the U.S.S. Hornet, onto a trailer for transport to Hickam Field. From there, it was loaded aboard an Air Force C-141 jet and flown back to Ellington Air Force Base Texas, and then on to the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC) Lunar Receiving Laboratory in Houston, Texas. n/a

The Apollo 11 mission, the first manned lunar mission, launched from t...

The Apollo 11 mission, the first manned lunar mission, launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida via the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) developed Saturn V launch vehicle on July 16, 1969 and safely r... more

The Apollo 11 mission, the first manned lunar mission, launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida via the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) developed Saturn V launch vehicle on July 16, 1969 and safely returned to Earth on July 24, 1969. Aboard the space craft were astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, commander; Michael Collins, Command Module (CM) pilot; and Edwin E. (Buzz) Aldrin Jr., Lunar Module (LM) pilot. The CM, piloted by Michael Collins remained in a parking orbit around the Moon while the LM, named “Eagle’’, carrying astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, landed on the Moon. During 2½ hours of surface exploration, the crew collected 47 pounds of lunar surface material for analysis back on Earth. The recovery operation took place in the Pacific Ocean where Navy para-rescue men recovered the capsule housing the 3-man Apollo 11 crew. The crew was airlifted to safety aboard the U.S.S. Hornet, where they were quartered in a Mobile Quarantine Facility (MQF) which served as their home until they reached the NASA Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC) Lunar Receiving Laboratory in Houston, Texas. On arrival at Ellington Air Force base near the MSC, the crew, still under a 21 day quarantine in the MQF, were greeted by their wives. Pictured here is Joan Aldrin, wife of Buzz Aldrin, speaking with her husband via telephone patch. n/a

The Apollo 11 mission, the first manned lunar mission, launched from t...

The Apollo 11 mission, the first manned lunar mission, launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida via the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) developed Saturn V launch vehicle on July 16, 1969 and safely r... more

Astronaut selectee Major Guion S. Bluford Jr. stands beside the Apollo 15 capsule during a tour of the Air Force Museum

Astronaut selectee Major Guion S. Bluford Jr. stands beside the Apollo...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Dayton State: Ohio (OH) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Milit... more

SSGT David Pierce crawls down the ladder to the combat crew capsule. Pierce is a manager of a missile launch control facility, 91st Strategic Missile Wing, Strategic Air Command

SSGT David Pierce crawls down the ladder to the combat crew capsule. P...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Minot Air Force Base State: North Dakota (ND) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT William Franqui Release Status... more