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Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn Apollo Program

This historical photograph is of the Apollo Space Program Leaders. An inscription appears at the top of the image that states, “Our deep appreciation for your outstanding contribution to the success of Apollo ... more

Launch of the Gemini 5 spacecraft from Pad 19 at 9 a.m. Aug. 21, 1965.

Launch of the Gemini 5 spacecraft from Pad 19 at 9 a.m. Aug. 21, 1965.

S65-50774 (21 Aug. 1965) --- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration launched the Gemini-5 spacecraft from Pad 19 at 9 a.m. (EST) Aug. 21, 1965, on a planned eight-day orbital mission. Astronaut L. Go... more

MA-6 HAND HELD - JOHN GLENN

MA-6 HAND HELD - JOHN GLENN

S62-06029 (20 Feb. 1962) --- View of Earth taken by astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. during his Mercury Atlas 6 (MA-6) spaceflight. Photo credit: NASA

MA-6 HAND HELD - JOHN GLENN

MA-6 HAND HELD - JOHN GLENN

S62-06019 (20 Feb. 1962) --- View of Earth taken by astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. during his Mercury Atlas 6 (MA-6) spaceflight. Photo credit: NASA

MA-6 HAND HELD - JOHN GLENN

MA-6 HAND HELD - JOHN GLENN

S62-06009 (20 Feb. 1962) --- View of Earth taken by astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. during his Mercury Atlas 6 (MA-6) spaceflight. Photo credit: NASA

MA-6 HAND HELD - JOHN GLENN

MA-6 HAND HELD - JOHN GLENN

S62-06026 (20 Feb. 1962) --- View of Earth taken by astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. during his Mercury Atlas 6 (MA-6) spaceflight. Photo credit: NASA

MA-6 HAND HELD - JOHN GLENN

MA-6 HAND HELD - JOHN GLENN

S62-06012 (20 Feb. 1962) --- Orbital sunset photographed by astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. aboard the "Friendship 7" during his Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) spaceflight. Photo credit: NASA

Astronaut Virgil Grissom - Training Prep - Centrifuge - Johnsonville, PA

Astronaut Virgil Grissom - Training Prep - Centrifuge - Johnsonville, ...

B59-00586 (1959) --- Astronaut Virgil (Gus) Grissom is seen preparing for training in the centrifuge at Johnsville. A Navy corpsman attaches sensors to Grissom to monitor his body's reaction to the centrifuge. ... more

MA-6 HAND HELD - JOHN GLENN

MA-6 HAND HELD - JOHN GLENN

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

MA-6 HAND HELD - JOHN GLENN

MA-6 HAND HELD - JOHN GLENN

S62-06011 (20 Feb. 1962) --- Orbital sunset photographed by astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. aboard the "Friendship 7" during his Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) spaceflight. Photo credit: NASA

Air to air views of Endeavour, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105

Air to air views of Endeavour, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105

Air to air views of Endeavour, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 105, transported via the Shuttle Carrier Aircraft (SCA), NASA 911, on its way to KSC, 05-06-91. JSC with Clear Creek and Egret Bay Blvd in the foreground and... more

FLIGHT LINE - TRAINING

FLIGHT LINE - TRAINING

M61-00007 (1961) --- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. in the cockpit of a T-106. Photo credit: NASA

View of approach to Apollo Landing Site 2 in southwestern Sea of Tranquility

View of approach to Apollo Landing Site 2 in southwestern Sea of Tranq...

AS11-37-5437 (20 July 1969) --- The approach to Apollo Landing Site 2 in southwestern Sea of Tranquility is seen in this photograph taken from the Apollo 11 Lunar Module (LM) in lunar orbit. When this picture w... more

View form Lunar Module of surface of the moon near where LM touched down

View form Lunar Module of surface of the moon near where LM touched do...

AS11-37-5458 (20 July 1969) --- This excellent view from the right-hand window of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module (LM) shows the surface of the moon in the vicinity of where the LM touched down. Numerous small rocks... more

Astronaut Scott Carpenter during centrifuge training

Astronaut Scott Carpenter during centrifuge training

B59-00570 (August 1959) --- Astronaut Scott Carpenter trains at the centrifuge procedures trainer at Wright Field, Johnsville, Pennsylvania, for project Mercury. Photo credit: NASA

 Personnel - Astronaut Scott Carpenter - Centrifuge

Personnel - Astronaut Scott Carpenter - Centrifuge

B59-00723 (1959) --- Close-up of astronaut M. Scott Carpenter, prime pilot for the Mercury-Atlas 7 (MA-7) mission, during centrifuge training. (M-199) Photo credit: NASA

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

B59-00587 (1959) --- Astronaut Virgil (Gus) Grissom is pictured leaving a U.S. Navy installation and removing his helmet. Photo credit: NASA b59-00587

B59-00587 (1959) --- Astronaut Virgil (Gus) Grissom is pictured leavin...

B59-00587 (1959) --- Astronaut Virgil (Gus) Grissom is pictured leaving a U.S. Navy installation and removing his helmet. Photo credit: NASA

Rhesus Monkey - Miss Sam - Fiberglass Couch - Little Joe (LJ)-1B Flight - Prep

Rhesus Monkey - Miss Sam - Fiberglass Couch - Little Joe (LJ)-1B Fligh...

B59-00828 (21 Jan. 1959) --- The test subject, a rhesus monkey named Miss Sam, is seen encased in a model of the Mercury fiberglass contour couch. She is being placed in a container for the Little Joe 1B suborb... more

SHEPARD, ALAN B., ASTRONAUT - SUIT

SHEPARD, ALAN B., ASTRONAUT - SUIT

G60-02665 (1960) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) pilot, wearing pressure suit with body parachute. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Portrait - Astronaut Grissom, Virgil I.

Portrait - Astronaut Grissom, Virgil I.

G60-02740 (May 1960) --- Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom. Photo credit: NASA

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

PORTRAIT - ASTRONAUT CARPENTER, M. SCOTT

PORTRAIT - ASTRONAUT CARPENTER, M. SCOTT

G60-02737 (May 1960) --- Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter. Photo credit: NASA

ASTRONAUT GLENN - MISC.

ASTRONAUT GLENN - MISC.

G60-02424 (1960) --- John H. Glenn Jr., one of the seven recently selected Mercury astronauts, participates in a suit-fitting session. Photo credit: NASA

SHEPARD, ALAN B., ASTRONAUT - MISC. - PA

SHEPARD, ALAN B., ASTRONAUT - MISC. - PA

G60-02402 (1960) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. prepares for testing in a capsule of the U.S. Navy's centrifuge at Johnsville, Pennsylvania. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

PORTRAIT - SCHIRRA, WALTER, JR., ASTRONAUT - MISC.

PORTRAIT - SCHIRRA, WALTER, JR., ASTRONAUT - MISC.

G60-02741 (May 1960) --- Astronaut Walter M. Schirra Jr. Photo credit: NASA

Portrait - Astronaut Cooper

Portrait - Astronaut Cooper

G60-02738 (May 1960) --- Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper Jr. Photo credit: NASA

Launch of Little Joe I-B from Wallops Island

Launch of Little Joe I-B from Wallops Island

B60-00364 (4 Nov. 1959) --- Launch of Little Joe-2 from Wallops Island carrying Mercury spacecraft test article. The suborbital test flight of the Mercury capsule was to test the escape system. Vehicle function... more

Astronaut Virgil Grissom standing beside F-102 on the flight line

Astronaut Virgil Grissom standing beside F-102 on the flight line

B60-00708 (1960) --- Astronaut Virgil I (Gus) Grissom pictured standing beside a F-102 on the flight line. Photo credit: NASA

LIFTOFF

LIFTOFF

S61-01205 (29 July 1960) --- Launch of the unmanned Mercury Atlas-1 (MA-1) spacecraft for a suborbital test flight of the Mercury capsule reentry, which did not achieve orbit. The Atlas exploded 65 seconds afte... 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

SCHIRRA, WALTER, JR., ASTRONAUT - TRAINING - CENTRIFUGE - PA

SCHIRRA, WALTER, JR., ASTRONAUT - TRAINING - CENTRIFUGE - PA

G60-02461 (1960) --- Astronaut Walter M. Schirra Jr. prepares to enter gondola of centrifuge which is used to test gravitational stress on astronauts training for spaceflight. Schirra became the pilot of the Me... 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

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

Arrival at Grand Bahamas Island - Press Conference

Arrival at Grand Bahamas Island - Press Conference

S61-02385 (5 July 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. arrives at Grand Bahamas Island and is greeted by astronauts Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom (right) and Donald Slayton (left) and also by Keith Lindell (betwee... 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

Rear View - Astronaut Alan Shepard - Pressure Suit

Rear View - Astronaut Alan Shepard - Pressure Suit

S61-02796 (5 May 1961) --- Rear view of astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., in his pressure suit and helmet, as he approaches the Freedom 7 capsule in preparation for ingress before the Mercury-Redstone 3 mission. A... more

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.

LITTLE JOE 5A

LITTLE JOE 5A

S61-01600 (11 March 1961) --- This is the G2498 Little Joe 5A mission preparedness chart. Photo credit: NASA

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

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

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

Astronaut - Shepard - MR-3

Astronaut - Shepard - MR-3

S61-02785 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. in his pressure suit is seated in a reclining chair while a technician checks communications equipment in his helmet. He is in the suiting trailer before... more

Astronaut Alan Shepard - Pressure Suit - Mercury-Redstone (MR)-3 flight

Astronaut Alan Shepard - Pressure Suit - Mercury-Redstone (MR)-3 fligh...

S61-02755 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. is being helped into the lower half of his pressure suit for the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) flight, the first American manned spaceflight. Photo credit: N... more

SHEPARD, ALAN - ASTRONAUT - SUIT - CAPE

SHEPARD, ALAN - ASTRONAUT - SUIT - CAPE

S61-03651 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., in his pressure suit and helmet, is being inserted into the Freedom 7 capsule in preparation for the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) mission. Photo credit: NA... more

SHEPARD, ALAN

SHEPARD, ALAN

S61-03850 (1 Oct. 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. (right) receives a plaque and award from members of the British Rocket Society. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

ASTRONAUT VIRGIL I. GRISSOM - SUIT

ASTRONAUT VIRGIL I. GRISSOM - SUIT

S64-36909 (1961) --- Astronaut Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom, pilot of the Mercury-Redstone 4 (MR-4) spaceflight, wearing Mercury pressure suit, poses for picture during training activities at the Florida Space Cente... more

ASTRONAUT GROUP - FLIGHT LINE

ASTRONAUT GROUP - FLIGHT LINE

S61-01250 (20 Jan. 1961) --- Photo of the Mercury astronauts standing beside a Convair 106-B aircraft. They are, left to right, M. Scott Carpenter, L. Gordon Cooper Jr., John H. Glenn Jr., Virgil I. Grissom, Wa... more

GRISSOM, GUS - PRESSURE SUIT

GRISSOM, GUS - PRESSURE SUIT

S61-01490 (4 April 1961) --- Astronaut Virgil Grissom photographed in the new Mercury spacesuit, holding his helmet. Photo credit: NASA

GANTRY - ASTRONAUT GLENN - CAPE

GANTRY - ASTRONAUT GLENN - CAPE

Astronauts John H. Glenn Jr. (center), and John Peterson (right), in gantry viewing Mercury Spacecraft during assembly. CAPE CANAVERAL, FL B&W

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

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

CLOSEUP VIEW - ASTRONAUT SHEPARD, ALAN - PRESSURE SUIT - MERCURY-REDSTONE (MR)-3 - CAPE

CLOSEUP VIEW - ASTRONAUT SHEPARD, ALAN - PRESSURE SUIT - MERCURY-REDST...

S61-02775 (5 May 1961) --- Close-up view of astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. in his pressure suit, with helmet opened, for the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) flight, the first American manned spaceflight. Photo credit:... 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

SCHIRRA, WALTER, JR. -  ASTRONAUT - MISC.

SCHIRRA, WALTER, JR. - ASTRONAUT - MISC.

S61-02839 (1961) --- Astronaut Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom, pilot of the Mercury-Redstone 4 (MR-4) spaceflight, suits up for MR-4 simulation training. Assisting is suit technician Joe Schmitt. Photo credit: NASA

ASTRONAUT VIRGIL I. GRISSOM - SUIT - SUIT ADJUSTMENT - CAPE

ASTRONAUT VIRGIL I. GRISSOM - SUIT - SUIT ADJUSTMENT - CAPE

S64-36915 (1961) --- A NASA suit technician adjusts astronaut Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom's Mercury pressure suit during prelaunch activities at the Florida Space Center. Photo credit: NASA

Astronaut Alan B. Shepard has his blood pressure and temperature checked

Astronaut Alan B. Shepard has his blood pressure and temperature check...

S61-02749 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. has his blood pressure and temperature checked prior to his Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) mission, the first American manned spaceflight. The attending physi... more

Astronaut Alan B. Shepard has his blood pressure and temperature checked

Astronaut Alan B. Shepard has his blood pressure and temperature check...

S61-02740 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. has his heart rate checked prior to his Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) mission, the first American manned suborbital spaceflight. The attending physician is D... more

Chimpanzee "Ham" - Biosensors - Cape

Chimpanzee "Ham" - Biosensors - Cape

S61-00203 (31 Jan. 1961) --- Chimpanzee "Ham" with bio-sensors attached to his body is readied by handlers for his trip in the Mercury-Redstone 2 (MR-2) spacecraft. Photo credit: NASA

ASTRONAUT GRISSOM, VIRGIL I. - MERCURY SPACECRAFT - EGRESS TRAINING

ASTRONAUT GRISSOM, VIRGIL I. - MERCURY SPACECRAFT - EGRESS TRAINING

S61-03885 (26 April 1961) --- Astronaut Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom, wearing the new Mercury spacesuit, stands outside of a mock-up of the Mercury capsule on the deck of a ship taking him to emergency water egress ... more

Mercury Redstone 3 imagery

Mercury Redstone 3 imagery

JSC2007-E-046476 (1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., one of three NASA astronauts chosen for the Project Mercury first manned suborbital flight, prepares for testing in a capsule of the U.S. Navy's centri... more

ASTRONAUT ALAN SHEPARD - PREFLIGHT ACTIVITIES - CAPE

ASTRONAUT ALAN SHEPARD - PREFLIGHT ACTIVITIES - CAPE

S61-02767 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. in flight couch for final check before insertion into capsule for his Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) flight. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Sp... more

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

GRISSOM, VIRGIL I., ASTRONAUT - RECOVERY

GRISSOM, VIRGIL I., ASTRONAUT - RECOVERY

S61-04037 (1961) --- Astronaut Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom, pilot of the Mercury-Redstone 4 spaceflight, sits in a life raft during water egress training activies. Photo credit: NASA

Crew Members - USS Champlain - Arrival - Astronaut Alan Shepard

Crew Members - USS Champlain - Arrival - Astronaut Alan Shepard

S61-02711 (5 May 1961) --- Crew members of the U.S. Navy Carrier Champlain cheer and take pictures of the arrival of the first Project Mercury pilot to fly a suborbital flight, astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. Two... 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

Astronaut Alan Shepard - Pressure Suit - Mercury-Redstone (MR)-3 Flight

Astronaut Alan Shepard - Pressure Suit - Mercury-Redstone (MR)-3 Fligh...

S61-02766 (5 May 1961) --- Side view of astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. in his pressure suit, with helmet closed, for the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) flight, the first American manned spaceflight. Photo credit: NAS... more

Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter in the cockpit of a T-106

Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter in the cockpit of a T-106

M61-00017 (10 Jan. 1961) --- Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter on flight line with a F-106. Photo credit: NASA

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

Chimpanzee "Ham" during preflight activity prior to Mercury-Redstone 2 flight

Chimpanzee "Ham" during preflight activity prior to Mercury-Redstone 2...

G61-00337 (31 Jan. 1961) --- Chimpanzee "Ham" during preflight activity with one of his handlers prior to the Mercury-Redstone 2 (MR-2) test flight which was conducted on Jan. 31, 1961. Photo credit: NASA

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

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

Champanzee Ham - Suit

Champanzee Ham - Suit

S63-20800 (31 Jan. 1961) --- Chimpanzee "Ham" being assisted into "spacesuit" prior to the Mercury-Redstone 2 (MR-2) test flight which was conducted on Jan. 31, 1961. 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

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

SUIT TEST - ASTRONAUT GRISSOM

SUIT TEST - ASTRONAUT GRISSOM

G61-00490 (1961) --- Astronaut Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom, wearing the new Mercury pressure suit, is preparing for centrifuge training. He is receiving assistance in adjusting the breathing apparatus which is atta... 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

Camera Aboard "Friendship 7" - Photographs Astronaut John Glenn During Spaceflight

Camera Aboard "Friendship 7" - Photographs Astronaut John Glenn During...

S62-00302 (20 Feb. 1962) --- A camera onboard the "Friendship 7" Mercury spacecraft photographs astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. during his Mercury-Atlas 6 spaceflight. Photo credit: NASA

Camera Aboard "Friendship 7" - Astronaut John Glenn - Spaceflight

Camera Aboard "Friendship 7" - Astronaut John Glenn - Spaceflight

S62-00303 (20 Feb. 1962) --- A camera onboard the "Friendship 7" Mercury spacecraft photographs astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. during the Mercury-Atlas 6 spaceflight. Photo credit: NASA

MA-6 - LIFTOFF

MA-6 - LIFTOFF

S62-00337 (20 Feb. 1962) --- Liftoff of Mercury-Atlas 6, Feb. 20, 1962, carrying astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. Photo credit: NASA

CAMERA -"FRIENDSHIP 7" - PHOTOGRAPHS ASTRONAUT GLENN, JOHN - MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-6

CAMERA -"FRIENDSHIP 7" - PHOTOGRAPHS ASTRONAUT GLENN, JOHN - MERCURY-A...

S62-00304 (20 Feb. 1962) --- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. is pictured aboard the Mercury-Atlas (MA-6) Friendship 7 capsule during the U.S.'s initial orbital flight. Photo credit: NASA

Astronaut John Glenn leaving crew quarters prior to launch

Astronaut John Glenn leaving crew quarters prior to launch

S62-00330 (1962) --- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. (left), Dr. William Douglas, astronauts flight surgeon, and equipment specialist Joe Schmitt leave crew quarters prior to Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) mission. Glenn i... 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

Astronaut Alan Shepard - Pressure Suit - Mercury-Redstone (MR)-3 Flight

Astronaut Alan Shepard - Pressure Suit - Mercury-Redstone (MR)-3 Fligh...

S61-02757 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. is being helped into his pressure suit for the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) flight, the first American manned spaceflight. Photo credit: NASA or National Ae... 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

LITTLE JOE 2 - LAUNCH VEHICLES - VA

LITTLE JOE 2 - LAUNCH VEHICLES - VA

G61-00030 (4 Nov. 1959) --- Launch of Little Joe-2 from Wallops Island carrying Mercury spacecraft test article. The suborbital test flight of the Mercury capsule was to test the escape system. Vehicle function... more

Closeup View - Astronaut Alan Shepard - Pressure Suit - Mercury-Redstone ( MR)-3 Flight

Closeup View - Astronaut Alan Shepard - Pressure Suit - Mercury-Redsto...

S61-00220 (20 April 1961) --- Close-up view of astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. in his pressure suit, with helmet opened, for the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) flight, the first American manned spaceflight. Photo cred... more

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

LITTLE JOE 5B - S/C #14

LITTLE JOE 5B - S/C #14

S61-01663 (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 Virgil Grissom in new Mercury Space Suit during egress training

Astronaut Virgil Grissom in new Mercury Space Suit during egress train...

S61-03893 (26 April 1961) --- Astronaut Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom, wearing the new Mercury spacesuit, poses for a picture during emergency egress training activities at the Florida Space Center. He is seen standi... more

LITTLE JOE 5B - SPACECRAFT #14 - CAPE

LITTLE JOE 5B - SPACECRAFT #14 - CAPE

S61-01690 (28 April 1961) --- View of the launch of the Little Joe-5B spacecraft from Wallops Island on April 28, 1961. Photo credit: NASA

SUIT - MERCURY-3 (MR-3) - GLOVES - COMPONENTS

SUIT - MERCURY-3 (MR-3) - GLOVES - COMPONENTS

S61-02733 (28 July 1961) --- Table top view of some of the Mercury suit components including gloves, boots and helmet. Photo credit: NASA

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

ASTRONAUT SHEPARD, ALAN - ARRIVAL - ASTRONAUT GRISSOM, VIRGIL I. (GUS) - GREETING - GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND (GBI)

ASTRONAUT SHEPARD, ALAN - ARRIVAL - ASTRONAUT GRISSOM, VIRGIL I. (GUS)...

S61-02731 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. arrives at Grand Bahamas Island and is greeted by astronaut Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom after the first American suborbital flight. He will participate in a ... more