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

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

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

Earth Observations taken by the Expedition 13 crew

Earth Observations taken by the Expedition 13 crew

ISS013-E-66488 (14 Aug. 2006) --- Ash cloud from Ubinas Volcano, Peru is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 13 crewmember on the International Space Station (ISS). Subduction of the Nazca tect... More

STS-30 ATLANTIS - ORBITER VEHICLE (OV)-104 - CREW INSIGNIA

STS-30 ATLANTIS - ORBITER VEHICLE (OV)-104 - CREW INSIGNIA

S89-20025 (3 March 1989) --- The STS-30 patch depicts the joining of NASA's manned and unmanned space programs. The sun and inner planets of our solar system are shown with the curve connecting Earth and Venus ... More

Exp 29 9-13-10 crew approved

Exp 29 9-13-10 crew approved

ISS029-S-001 (23 March 2011) --- On the Expedition 29 patch, the International Space Station (ISS) is shown following the path of the historic 18th century explorer, Captain James Cook, and his ship, Endeavour.... More

Earth Observations taken by the Expedition 17 Crew

Earth Observations taken by the Expedition 17 Crew

ISS017-E-009777 (24 June 2008) --- Aeolian Islands, Italy are featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 17 crewmember on the International Space Station. The Aeolian Islands formed from a chain of vo... More

Earth Observations taken by the Expedition 18 Crew

Earth Observations taken by the Expedition 18 Crew

ISS018-E-015908 (29 Dec. 2008) --- The Biokovo Range in Croatia is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 18 crewmember on the International Space Station. The Biokovo Range in Croatia is part of ... More

Expedition 29 crew members during ISS EVA Tool Configuration

Expedition 29 crew members during ISS EVA Tool Configuration

PHOTO DATE: 06-23-11 LOCATION: Bldg 9nw, ISS Mockups SUBJECT: Expedition 29 crew members, Dan Burbank, Don Pettit and Andre Kuiper during ISS EVA Tool Configuration with instructor Sandra Moore WORK ORDER: 20... More

Earth Observations taken by the Expedition 14 crew

Earth Observations taken by the Expedition 14 crew

ISS014-E-07258 (4 Nov. 2006) --- Galveston, Texas is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 14 crewmember on the International Space Station (ISS). Mexico established a port of entry (known as Gal... More

Earth observations taken by the STS-9 crew

Earth observations taken by the STS-9 crew

STS009-46-1856 (28 Nov-8 Dec 1983) --- East of the Australian state of Queensland lies the worlds largest reef. The Great Barrier Reef. A portion of the reef is seen. Although beautiful from space, coral re... More

Earth observations taken during STS-77 mission

Earth observations taken during STS-77 mission

STS077-707-097 (19-29 May 1996) --- This 70mm photograph shows the contrasts between the Chihuahua Desert and the irrigated bottomlands of the Rio Grande. The twin cities of Juarez, Mexico, and El Paso, Texas,... More

Color composite C-band and L-band image of Kilauea volcanoe on Hawaii

Color composite C-band and L-band image of Kilauea volcanoe on Hawaii

STS059-S-074 (15 April 1994) --- This color composite C-Band and L-Band image of the Kilauea volcano on the big island of Hawaii was acquired by the Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C and X-Band Synthetic Aperture Rada... More

Earth Observations taken by the Expedition 13 crew

Earth Observations taken by the Expedition 13 crew

ISS013-E-63766 (2 Aug. 2006) --- Berkeley Pit and Butte, Montana are featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 13 crewmember on the International Space Station. The city of Butte, Montana has long be... More

STB-SS-1910 / 08 / 07  STS-132 SSATA Crew Training - Crew Member: Garrett Reisman

STB-SS-1910 / 08 / 07 STS-132 SSATA Crew Training - Crew Member: Garr...

JSC2010-E-041279 (17 March 2010) --- NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman, STS-132 mission specialist, participates in an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit fit check in the Space Station Airlock Test Artic... More

STB-SS-1912 - SSATA Crew Training for STS-134 Greg Chamitoff

STB-SS-1912 - SSATA Crew Training for STS-134 Greg Chamitoff

JSC2010-E-060738 (29 April 2010) --- NASA astronaut Greg Chamitoff, STS-134 mission specialist, participates in an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit fit check in the Space Station Airlock Test Articl... More

STB-SS-1912 - SSATA Crew Training for STS-134 Greg Chamitoff

STB-SS-1912 - SSATA Crew Training for STS-134 Greg Chamitoff

JSC2010-E-060735 (29 April 2010) --- NASA astronaut Greg Chamitoff, STS-134 mission specialist, participates in an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit fit check in the Space Station Airlock Test Articl... More

STB-SS-1912 - SSATA Crew Training for STS-134 Greg Chamitoff

STB-SS-1912 - SSATA Crew Training for STS-134 Greg Chamitoff

JSC2010-E-060727 (29 April 2010) --- NASA astronaut Greg Chamitoff, STS-134 mission specialist, participates in an Extravehicular Mobility Unit (EMU) spacesuit fit check in the Space Station Airlock Test Articl... More

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, a wintry scene serves as a backdrop for a familiar sight – Lenin’s Statue --- commemorating Vladimir Lenin’s who led an evolving Soviet Union from 1917-1924. The photo was captured on Nov. 1, 2016.  NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2016e179945

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, a wintr...

At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, a wintry scene serves as a backdrop for a familiar sight – Lenin’s Statue --- commemorating Vladimir Lenin’s who led an evolving Soviet Union from ... More

1910:  At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 41/42 prime crewmembers Alexander Samokutyaev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (left), Elena Serova of Roscosmos (center) and NASA’s Barry Wilmore (right) listen to instructions from officials September 3 at the start of final qualification exams. They will launch September 26 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, Kazakh time, in the Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft for a 5 ½ month mission on the International Space Station. Serova will become only the fourth Russian woman to fly in space and the first Russian woman to conduct a long duration mission on the station.  NASA/Stephanie Stoll jsc2014e079010

1910: At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, ...

1910: At the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Russia, Expedition 41/42 prime crewmembers Alexander Samokutyaev of the Russian Federal Space Agency (left), Elena Serova of Roscosmos (center) and ... More

Skylab 3,Earth view,Isreal,Jordan,Lebanon,Syria,Iraq

Skylab 3,Earth view,Isreal,Jordan,Lebanon,Syria,Iraq

SL3-115-1924 (July-September 1973) --- Skylab 3 Earth view of Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and the Dead Sea. Photo credit: NASA

Earth observations taken during STS-83 mission

Earth observations taken during STS-83 mission

STS083-749-084 (4-8 April 1997) --- Laguna Oja De Liebre, Baja, gray whale breeding ground Laguna Oja De Liebre, Baja (Scammons Lagoon) is located on the west coast in the plains of the central Baja. This lago... More

Earth Observations taken by the Expedition 10 crew

Earth Observations taken by the Expedition 10 crew

ISS010-E-24596 (14 April 2005) --- Dallas, Texas is featured in this image photographed by an Expedition 10 crew member on the International Space Station. The Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area is the largest... More

Earth observations taken during STS-83 mission

Earth observations taken during STS-83 mission

STS083-747-052 (4-8 April 1997) --- Sunglint on the Indus River, Sukkar, and Rohri, Pakistan. Sukkar city (27.42 north 68.52 east), Sindh province, southeastern Pakistan lies on the west bank of the Indus Rive... More

Saturn Apollo Program, NASA history collection

Saturn Apollo Program, NASA history collection

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

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

b59-00557, NASA Mercury project

b59-00557, NASA Mercury project

B59-00557 (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

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

S62-06026 (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

S62-06011 (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

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

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

S62-06020 (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

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

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 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

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

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

g60-02556

g60-02556

G60-02556 (8 Nov. 1960) --- Little Joe-5 prelaunch fittings shot before flight from Wallops Island. The suborbital test flight was to qualify the capsule system. The capsule did not separate from the booster. P... More

ASTRONAUT GLENN - MISC., NASA Mercury project, NASA Gemini program

ASTRONAUT GLENN - MISC., NASA Mercury project, NASA Gemini program

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

g60-02552

g60-02552

G60-02552 (8 Nov. 1960) --- Little Joe-5 prelaunch fittings shot before flight from Wallops Island. The suborbital test flight was to qualify the capsule system. The capsule did not separate from the booster. P... More

Portrait - Astronaut Grissom, Virgil I.

Portrait - Astronaut Grissom, Virgil I.

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

PORTRAIT - ASTRONAUT CARPENTER, M. SCOTT

PORTRAIT - ASTRONAUT CARPENTER, M. SCOTT

G60-02737 (May 1960) --- Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter. 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 - SCHIRRA, WALTER, JR., ASTRONAUT - MISC.

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

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

Portrait - Glenn, John H.

Portrait - Glenn, John H.

G60-02739 (May 1960) --- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr.

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

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 - Astronaut Cooper, NASA Gemini program

Portrait - Astronaut Cooper, NASA Gemini program

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, NASA Mercury project, NASA Gemini program

LIFTOFF, NASA Mercury project, NASA Gemini program

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

Mercury Seven at State Department

Mercury Seven at State Department

S61-02357 (8 May 1961) --- The original seven Mercury astronauts at the State Department Auditorium on May 8, 1961. The astronauts are (left to right) Donald K. Slayton, Walter M. Schirra, Jr., L. Gordon Coope... More

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 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

Chimpanzee "Ham" - Biosensors - Cape, NASA Mercury project

Chimpanzee "Ham" - Biosensors - Cape, NASA Mercury project

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

Liftoffs - Cape, NASA Mercury project

Liftoffs - Cape, NASA Mercury project

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

s62-01285, NASA Mercury project

s62-01285, NASA Mercury project

S62-01285 (13 Sept. 1961) --- Earth observations of a shoreline taken from the Mercury-Atlas 4 (MA-4) spacecraft. 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

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

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

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

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

ASTRONAUT GROUP - FLIGHT LINE, NASA Mercury project

ASTRONAUT GROUP - FLIGHT LINE, NASA Mercury project

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

GANTRY - ASTRONAUT GLENN - CAPE, NASA Mercury project, NASA Gemini program

GANTRY - ASTRONAUT GLENN - CAPE, NASA Mercury project, NASA Gemini pro...

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

GRISSOM, GUS - PRESSURE SUIT, NASA Mercury project

GRISSOM, GUS - PRESSURE SUIT, NASA Mercury project

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

Mercury Redstone 3 imagery, NASA Mercury project

Mercury Redstone 3 imagery, NASA Mercury project

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

SHEPARD, ALAN, NASA Gemini program

SHEPARD, ALAN, NASA Gemini program

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 - Shepard - MR-3, NASA Mercury project

Astronaut - Shepard - MR-3, NASA Mercury project

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

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

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 - PREFLIGHT ACTIVITIES, NASA Mercury project

ASTRONAUT SHEPARD - PREFLIGHT ACTIVITIES, NASA Mercury project

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

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

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

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

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, NASA Gemini program

LITTLE JOE 5A, NASA Gemini program

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

61mr4-76, NASA Mercury project

61mr4-76, NASA Mercury project

61-MR4-76 (1961) --- Astronaut Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom, suited up and ready to climb into Liberty Bell 7 spacecraft, poses for a picture. Backup pilot John Glenn is in the right corner of the view behind Grisso... 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

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

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

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

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