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Astronaut Edward White Ready For Gemini IV Liftoff

Astronaut Edward White Ready For Gemini IV Liftoff

(June 3, 1965) Astronaut Edward H. White II, pilot for NASA's Gemini IV mission is shown in the crew's ready room at Launch Complex 16, suited and ready to ride the van to Launch Complex 19 for insertion in the... more

STS-135 Launch

STS-135 Launch

(July 8, 2011) Space Shuttle Atlantis' STS-135 mission launched from Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center on July 8, 2011. STS-135 was the last Space Shuttle mission. The crew of four delivered supplies to th... more

Pioneer I on the Launch Pad

Pioneer I on the Launch Pad

Thor-Able I with the Pioneer I spacecraft atop, prior to launch at Eastern Test Range at what is now Kennedy Space Center. Pioneer I launched on October 11, 1958, the first spacecraft launched by the 11 day old... more

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

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Explorer I, the first American satellite...

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

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

Wernher von Braun in the launch control facilities at the Kennedy Space Center

Wernher von Braun in the launch control facilities at the Kennedy Spac...

This photograph is not dated. It was probably taken in the late 1960s. Dr. von Braun appears to be in the launch control facilities at the Kennedy Space Center.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. --  President Dwight D. Eisenhower visits Cape Kennedy. KSC-PL60-51251

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- President Dwight D. Eisenhower visits C...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- President Dwight D. Eisenhower visits Cape Kennedy.

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

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- President Dwight D Eisenhower is briefed on op...

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

NASA officials, (left to right) Charles W. Mathews; Dr. Wernher von Braun, Director, Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC); Dr. George E. Mueller, Associate Administrator for Marned Space Flight; and Air Force Lt. General Samuel C. Phillips, Apollo Program Director celebrate the successful launch of Apollo 11 in the control room at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) on July 16, 1969. Boosted by the Saturn V launch vehicle, the Apollo 11 mission with a crew of three: Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Edwin E. Aldrin, made the first manned lunar landing. The Saturn V vehicle was developed by Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) under the direction of Dr. von Braun. n/a

NASA officials, (left to right) Charles W. Mathews; Dr. Wernher von Br...

NASA officials, (left to right) Charles W. Mathews; Dr. Wernher von Braun, Director, Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC); Dr. George E. Mueller, Associate Administrator for Marned Space Flight; and Air Force Lt... more

AERIAL VIEW PAD 34  BLOCKHOUSE CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS KSC-60-1364

AERIAL VIEW PAD 34 BLOCKHOUSE CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS KSC-60-1364

AERIAL VIEW PAD 34 BLOCKHOUSE CONSTRUCTION PROGRESS

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

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Aerial view of Complex 34, looking northwest. ...

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

61C-196

61C-196

Test 5111 Missile MR1-A at liftoff. Reference PL-60-83896. Item 1.2-23.

John H Glenn Jr.

John H Glenn Jr.

1961 -- The first three Americans in space, Mercury astronauts, from the left, John H. Glenn Jr., Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom and Alan B. Shepard Jr. standing by Redstone rocket in their spacesuits.

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

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

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

EXPLORER 10 PRELAUNCH JUNO II 19F TEST 5109

EXPLORER 10 PRELAUNCH JUNO II 19F TEST 5109

2/14/1961 JUNO II 19F STANDING ALONE ON LAUNCH TABLE AFTER GANTRY PULLED BACK. PAD 26B

Pad 6.  Launch of US Army Redstone (2040) for accuracy and vehicle re-entry observation, at 9: 30 P.M. EST.  (Lift-off) Photo by: Bundy. LOD-KSC-61C-413

Pad 6. Launch of US Army Redstone (2040) for accuracy and vehicle re-...

Pad 6. Launch of US Army Redstone (2040) for accuracy and vehicle re-entry observation, at 9: 30 P.M. EST. (Lift-off) Photo by: Bundy.

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

AERIAL PHOTO SHOWING COMPLEX 34 AND OTHER LAUNCH PADS IN BACKGROUND CCMTA NASA-LOD KSC-61C-0873

AERIAL PHOTO SHOWING COMPLEX 34 AND OTHER LAUNCH PADS IN BACKGROUND CC...

AERIAL PHOTO SHOWING COMPLEX 34 AND OTHER LAUNCH PADS IN BACKGROUND CCMTA NASA-LOD

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

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

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

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

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Aerial photo, overall view of Complex 34. Pho...

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

LAUNCH OF NASA AGENA RANGER 1 FROM PAD 12.

LAUNCH OF NASA AGENA RANGER 1 FROM PAD 12.

AUGUST 23, 1961 LAUNCH OF NASA AGENA RANGER 1 FROM PAD 12.

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

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Aerial photo, Pad 34 overall, low-level from so...

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

John H Glenn Jr.

John H Glenn Jr.

January 1962 -- Project Mercury Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., prime pilot for the MA-6 mission, takes a work-out in the procedures trainer in preparation for the flight.

John H Glenn Jr.

John H Glenn Jr.

January 1962 -- Project Mercury Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., prime pilot for the MA-6 mission.

John H Glenn Jr.

John H Glenn Jr.

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

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

LIFTOFF RANGER 3 FROM PAD 12. ATLAS AGENA-2

LIFTOFF RANGER 3 FROM PAD 12. ATLAS AGENA-2

LIFTOFF RANGER 3 FROM PAD 12. ATLAS AGENA-2 1/26/1962 TEST 125 ITEM 1.3.18U

John H Glenn Jr.

John H Glenn Jr.

February 1962 -- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., Mercury-Atlas 6 pilot.

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

John H Glenn Jr.

John H Glenn Jr.

Mercury Atlas-6 lifts off on Feb. 20, 1962 carrying astronaut John Glenn on America's first orbital spaceflight.

John H Glenn Jr.

John H Glenn Jr.

Project Mercury astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., enters the Friendship 7 spacecraft during the last part of the countdown on Feb. 20, 1962. At 9:47 a.m. EST, the Atlas launch vehicle lifted the spacecraft into orbi... more

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

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Launch of Friendship 7, the first manned orbit...

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

John H Glenn Jr.

John H Glenn Jr.

Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. uses binoculars to view the Earth through the window of the Mercury-Atlas (MA-6) Friendship 7 capsule during the U.S.'s initial orbital flight.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - S62-00914 1962) Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., pilot of the Mercury-Atlas 6 spaceflight, relaxes aboard the carrier U.S.S. Randolph following his Earth-orbital mission. Glenn was transferred to the Randolph from the U.S.S. Noa after his return from his Earth-orbital mission. Photo Credit: NASA KSC-MA6-39

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - S62-00914 1962) Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., pi...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - S62-00914 1962) Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., pilot of the Mercury-Atlas 6 spaceflight, relaxes aboard the carrier U.S.S. Randolph following his Earth-orbital mission. Glenn was transferre... more

John H Glenn Jr.

John H Glenn Jr.

Astronaut John Glenn Jr. is honored by President John F. Kennedy after Glenn's historical first manned orbital flight, Mercury-Atlas 6. The ceremony was held in front of Hangar S at Cape Canaveral Air Force Sta... more

KSC-62PC-0014

KSC-62PC-0014

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

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- President John F. Kennedy honors John H. Glenn Jr. during welcome-back ceremonies at Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral in Florida after his historic three-orbit mission aboard Friendship 7. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson also is in attendance, with his back to the camera. Photo credit: NASA KSC-PL62-76874

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- President John F. Kennedy honors John H. Glenn...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- President John F. Kennedy honors John H. Glenn Jr. during welcome-back ceremonies at Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral in Florida after his historic three-orbit mission aboard Fr... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- President John F. Kennedy honors John H. Glenn Jr. during welcome back ceremonies at Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral in Florida after his historic three-orbit mission aboard Friendship 7. Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson looks on, with his back to the camera. Photo credit: NASA KSC-PL62-76872

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- President John F. Kennedy honors John H. Glenn...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- President John F. Kennedy honors John H. Glenn Jr. during welcome back ceremonies at Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral in Florida after his historic three-orbit mission aboard Fr... more

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

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- President John F. Kennedy honors John H. Glenn...

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

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

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. gives a double thum...

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

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

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. gives a double thum...

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

NASA/Construction Aerial: Pad 39A, looking south KSC-66C-6852

NASA/Construction Aerial: Pad 39A, looking south KSC-66C-6852

NASA/Construction Aerial: Pad 39A, looking south

President John F. Kennedy receives a briefing from Rocco Petrone during a tour of Cape Canaveral facilities. LOC-62C-1429

President John F. Kennedy receives a briefing from Rocco Petrone durin...

President John F. Kennedy receives a briefing from Rocco Petrone during a tour of Cape Canaveral facilities.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- In the blockhouse of Launch Complex 34 at the Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex in Florida, President John F. Kennedy is briefed on NASA's future plans. Seated, from the left, are NASA Administrator James E. Webb, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, Launch Operations Center Director Kurt H. Debus and Kennedy. Photo Credit: NASA KSC-62C-1443

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- In the blockhouse of Launch Complex 34 at the ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- In the blockhouse of Launch Complex 34 at the Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex in Florida, President John F. Kennedy is briefed on NASA's future plans. Seated, from the left, are NASA A... more

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- President John F. Kennedy is escorted by Launch Operations Center Director Dr. Kurt H. Debus, on the right, on a tour of Launch Complex-14 at the Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex in Florida. Photo Credit: NASA KSC-LOC-62-7018

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- President John F. Kennedy is escorted by Launch...

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- President John F. Kennedy is escorted by Launch Operations Center Director Dr. Kurt H. Debus, on the right, on a tour of Launch Complex-14 at the Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex in Flor... more

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- Photojournalists crowd in as astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., left, talks to President John F. Kennedy about a console in the Mercury Control Center at the Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex in Florida. Photo Credit: NASA KSC-PL62-76876

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- Photojournalists crowd in as astronaut John H. ...

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- Photojournalists crowd in as astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., left, talks to President John F. Kennedy about a console in the Mercury Control Center at the Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex i... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- An Atlas launch vehicle lifts off with the Mercury spacecraft Sigma 7 atop with astronaut Walter M. Schirra Jr. aboard. The fifth American into space and the third to orbit the Earth plans to circle the globe six time prior to a planned splashdown in the Pacific Ocean. Photo Credit: NASA KSC-62PC-0078

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- An Atlas launch vehicle lifts off with the Mer...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- An Atlas launch vehicle lifts off with the Mercury spacecraft Sigma 7 atop with astronaut Walter M. Schirra Jr. aboard. The fifth American into space and the third to orbit the Earth pla... more

Lift-off of Atlas-Agena 7, Ranger V. (Test 5050)(ITEM 1.3- ) 62PC-80

Lift-off of Atlas-Agena 7, Ranger V. (Test 5050)(ITEM 1.3- ) 62PC-80

Lift-off of Atlas-Agena 7, Ranger V. (Test 5050)(ITEM 1.3- )

Pre-launch alert of Atlas-Agena 7, Ranger V. 62PC-81

Pre-launch alert of Atlas-Agena 7, Ranger V. 62PC-81

Pre-launch alert of Atlas-Agena 7, Ranger V.

The Atlas-Agena B space Vehicle waits on the launch pad to launch the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Ranger V Spacecraft on a 66 – 62 hour journey to the moon.  Ranger V is a 735-pound gold and chrome Plated payload designed to perform a series of complicated tasks, including taking television pictures of the lunar surface. 62P-165

The Atlas-Agena B space Vehicle waits on the launch pad to launch the ...

The Atlas-Agena B space Vehicle waits on the launch pad to launch the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Ranger V Spacecraft on a 66 – 62 hour journey to the moon. Ranger V is a 735-pound gold and... more

INTERIORS, PAD 34 BLOCKHOUSE, NASA/SATURN KSC-62-9387

INTERIORS, PAD 34 BLOCKHOUSE, NASA/SATURN KSC-62-9387

INTERIORS, PAD 34 BLOCKHOUSE, NASA/SATURN

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Between 1962 and 1963, the Mission Control Center was modified to handle the additional complexities of the Gemini Program. In 1962, Pan American World Airways Inc. was contracted to design an addition to the facility, which wrapped around the east, north, and most of the west and south sides.           The Mercury Mission Control Center in Florida played a key role in the United States' early spaceflight program. Located at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the original part of the building was constructed between 1956 and 1958, with additions in 1959 and 1963. The facility officially was transferred to NASA on Dec. 26, 1963, and served as mission control during all the Project Mercury missions, as well as the first three flights of the Gemini Program, when it was renamed Mission Control Center. With its operational days behind, on June 1, 1967, the Mission Control Center became a stop on the public tour of NASA facilities until the mid-90s. In 1999, much of the equipment and furnishings from the Flight Control Area were moved to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex where they became part of the exhibit there. The building was demolished in spring 2010. Photo credit: NASA KSC-LOC-63-1971

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Between 1962 and 1963, the Mission Control Cent...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Between 1962 and 1963, the Mission Control Center was modified to handle the additional complexities of the Gemini Program. In 1962, Pan American World Airways Inc. was contracted to desi... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Between 1962 and 1963, the Mission Control Center was modified to handle the additional complexities of the Gemini Program. In 1962, Pan American World Airways Inc. was contracted to design an addition to the facility, which wrapped around the east, north, and most of the west and south sides.           The Mercury Mission Control Center in Florida played a key role in the United States' early spaceflight program. Located at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the original part of the building was constructed between 1956 and 1958, with additions in 1959 and 1963. The facility officially was transferred to NASA on Dec. 26, 1963, and served as mission control during all the Project Mercury missions, as well as the first three flights of the Gemini Program, when it was renamed Mission Control Center. With its operational days behind, on June 1, 1967, the Mission Control Center became a stop on the public tour of NASA facilities until the mid-90s. In 1999, much of the equipment and furnishings from the Flight Control Area were moved to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex where they became part of the exhibit there. The building was demolished in spring 2010. Photo credit: NASA KSC-LOC-63-1017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Between 1962 and 1963, the Mission Control Cent...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Between 1962 and 1963, the Mission Control Center was modified to handle the additional complexities of the Gemini Program. In 1962, Pan American World Airways Inc. was contracted to desi... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Between 1962 and 1963, the Mission Control Center was modified to handle the additional complexities of the Gemini Program. In 1962, Pan American World Airways Inc. was contracted to design an addition to the facility, which wrapped around the east, north, and most of the west and south sides.           The Mercury Mission Control Center in Florida played a key role in the United States' early spaceflight program. Located at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the original part of the building was constructed between 1956 and 1958, with additions in 1959 and 1963. The facility officially was transferred to NASA on Dec. 26, 1963, and served as mission control during all the Project Mercury missions, as well as the first three flights of the Gemini Program, when it was renamed Mission Control Center. With its operational days behind, on June 1, 1967, the Mission Control Center became a stop on the public tour of NASA facilities until the mid-90s. In 1999, much of the equipment and furnishings from the Flight Control Area were moved to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex where they became part of the exhibit there. The building was demolished in spring 2010. Photo credit: NASA KSC-LOC-63-5635

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Between 1962 and 1963, the Mission Control Cent...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Between 1962 and 1963, the Mission Control Center was modified to handle the additional complexities of the Gemini Program. In 1962, Pan American World Airways Inc. was contracted to desi... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Launch Pad 34 exterior, blockhouse and gantry.    Photo credit: NASA KSC-PL63C-18124

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Launch Pad 34 exterior, blockhouse and gantry. ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Launch Pad 34 exterior, blockhouse and gantry. Photo credit: NASA

PAD 34 BLOCKHOUSE AND GANTRY PL63C-18124

PAD 34 BLOCKHOUSE AND GANTRY PL63C-18124

PAD 34 BLOCKHOUSE AND GANTRY

The Saturn I (SA-4) flight lifted off from Kennedy Space Center launch Complex 34, March 28, 1963. The fourth launch of Saturn launch vehicles developed at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), under the direction of Dr. Wernher von Braun, incorporated a Saturn I, Block I engine. The typical height of a Block I vehicle was approximately 163 feet and had only one live stage. It consisted of eight tanks, each 70 inches in diameter, clustered around a central tank, 105 inches in diameter. Four of the external tanks were fuel tanks for the RP-1 (kerosene) fuel. The other four, spaced alternately with the fuel tanks, were liquid oxygen tanks as was the large center tank. All fuel tanks and liquid oxygen tanks drained at the same rates respectively. The thrust for the stage came from eight H-1 engines, each producing a thrust of 165,000 pounds, for a total thrust of over 1,300,000 pounds. The engines were arranged in a double pattern.  Four engines, located inboard, were fixed in a square pattern around the stage axis and canted outward slightly, while the remaining four engines were located outboard in a larger square pattern offset 40 degrees from the inner pattern. Unlike the inner engines, each outer engine was gimbaled. That is, each could be swung through an arc. They were gimbaled as a means of steering the rocket, by letting the instrumentation of the rocket correct any deviations of its powered trajectory. The block I required engine gimabling as the only method of guiding and stabilizing the rocket through the lower atmosphere. The upper stages of the Block I rocket reflected the three-stage configuration of the Saturn I vehicle. Like SA-3, the SA-4 flight’s upper stage ejected 113,560 liters (30,000 gallons) of ballast water in the upper atmosphere for "Project Highwater" physics experiment. Release of this vast quantity of water in a near-space environment marked the second purely scientific large-scale experiment. The SA-4 was the last Block I rocket launch. n/a

The Saturn I (SA-4) flight lifted off from Kennedy Space Center launch...

The Saturn I (SA-4) flight lifted off from Kennedy Space Center launch Complex 34, March 28, 1963. The fourth launch of Saturn launch vehicles developed at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), under the dir... more

The Saturn I (SA-4) flight lifted off from Kennedy Space Center launch Complex 34, March 28, 1963. The fourth launch of Saturn launch vehicles, developed at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) under the direction of Dr. Wernher von Braun, incorporated a Saturn I, Block I engine. The typical height of a Block I vehicle was approximately 163 feet and had only one live stage. It consisted of eight tanks, each 70 inches in diameter, clustered around a central tank, 105 inches in diameter. Four of the external tanks were fuel tanks for the RP-1 (kerosene) fuel. The other four, spaced alternately with the fuel tanks, were liquid oxygen tanks as was the large center tank. All fuel tanks and liquid oxygen tanks drained at the same rates respectively. The thrust for the stage came from eight H-1 engines, each producing a thrust of 165,000 pounds, for a total thrust of over 1,300,000 pounds. The engines were arranged in a double pattern.  Four engines, located inboard, were fixed in a square pattern around the stage axis and canted outward slightly, while the remaining four engines were located outboard in a larger square pattern offset 40 degrees from the inner pattern. Unlike the inner engines, each outer engine was gimbaled. That is, each could be swung through an arc. They were gimbaled as a means of steering the rocket, by letting the instrumentation of the rocket correct any deviations of its powered trajectory. The block I required engine gimabling as the only method of guiding and stabilizing the rocket through the lower atmosphere. The upper stages of the Block I rocket reflected the three-stage configuration of the Saturn I vehicle. Like SA-3, the SA-4 flight’s upper stage ejected 113,560 liters (30,000 gallons) of ballast water in the upper atmosphere for "Project Highwater" physics experiment. Release of this vast quantity of water in a near-space environment marked the second purely scientific large-scale experiment. The SA-4 was the last Block I rocket launch. n/a

The Saturn I (SA-4) flight lifted off from Kennedy Space Center launch...

The Saturn I (SA-4) flight lifted off from Kennedy Space Center launch Complex 34, March 28, 1963. The fourth launch of Saturn launch vehicles, developed at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) under the dir... more

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KSC---LOC-63-4309

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- This aerial of view from 1963 shows the site of the Industrial Area for the Merritt Island Launch Annex, now the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Located five miles south of Launch Compl... more

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- This aerial of view from 1963 shows the site of the Industrial Area for the Merritt Island Launch Annex, now the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Located five miles south of Launch Compl... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Between 1962 and 1963, the Mission Control Center was modified to handle the additional complexities of the Gemini Program. In 1962, Pan American World Airways Inc. was contracted to design an addition to the facility, which wrapped around the east, north, and most of the west and south sides.           The Mercury Mission Control Center in Florida played a key role in the United States' early spaceflight program. Located at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the original part of the building was constructed between 1956 and 1958, with additions in 1959 and 1963. The facility officially was transferred to NASA on Dec. 26, 1963, and served as mission control during all the Project Mercury missions, as well as the first three flights of the Gemini Program, when it was renamed Mission Control Center. With its operational days behind, on June 1, 1967, the Mission Control Center became a stop on the public tour of NASA facilities until the mid-90s. In 1999, much of the equipment and furnishings from the Flight Control Area were moved to the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex where they became part of the exhibit there. The building was demolished in spring 2010. Photo credit: NASA KSC-LOC-63-5674

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Between 1962 and 1963, the Mission Control Cent...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Between 1962 and 1963, the Mission Control Center was modified to handle the additional complexities of the Gemini Program. In 1962, Pan American World Airways Inc. was contracted to desi... more

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- This aerial view shows construction progress of the Manned Spacecraft Operations Building at NASA's Merritt Island Launch Annex. Photo Credit: NASA KSC-LOC-63C-2036

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- This aerial view shows construction progress of...

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- This aerial view shows construction progress of the Manned Spacecraft Operations Building at NASA's Merritt Island Launch Annex. Photo Credit: NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- This aerial view shows construction progress of the Manned Spacecraft Operations Building at NASA's Merritt Island Launch Annex. Photo Credit: NASA KSC-63C-2376

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- This aerial view shows construction progress of...

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- This aerial view shows construction progress of the Manned Spacecraft Operations Building at NASA's Merritt Island Launch Annex. Photo Credit: NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- This aerial of view from 1963 shows the site of the Industrial Area for the Merritt Island Launch Annex, now the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Located five miles south of Launch Complex 39, this is the site where facilities were built such as the Headquarters Building, Operations and Checkout Building as well as the Central Instrumentation Facility. Photo Credit: NASA KSC--LOC-63-8506

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- This aerial of view from 1963 shows the site o...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- This aerial of view from 1963 shows the site of the Industrial Area for the Merritt Island Launch Annex, now the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Located five miles south of Launch Compl... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- This aerial of view from 1963 shows the site of the Industrial Area for the Merritt Island Launch Annex, now the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Located five miles south of Launch Complex 39, this is the site where facilities were built such as the Headquarters Building, Operations and Checkout Building as well as the Central Instrumentation Facility. Photo Credit: NASA KSC---LOC-63-8506

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- This aerial of view from 1963 shows the site o...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- This aerial of view from 1963 shows the site of the Industrial Area for the Merritt Island Launch Annex, now the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. Located five miles south of Launch Compl... more

INTERIORS, PAD 34 BLOCKHOUSE, NORTH SECTION KSC-63C-2763

INTERIORS, PAD 34 BLOCKHOUSE, NORTH SECTION KSC-63C-2763

INTERIORS, PAD 34 BLOCKHOUSE, NORTH SECTION

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – CCMTA, NASA:Saturn, Pad 34, blockhouse interiors, Blockhouse 34, central section.     Photo credit: NASA KSC-LOC-63C-2764

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – CCMTA, NASA:Saturn, Pad 34, blockhouse interior...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – CCMTA, NASA:Saturn, Pad 34, blockhouse interiors, Blockhouse 34, central section. Photo credit: NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – CCMTA, NASA:Saturn, Pad 34, blockhouse interiors, Blockhouse 34, consoles.     Photo credit: NASA KSC-LOC-63C-2766

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – CCMTA, NASA:Saturn, Pad 34, blockhouse interior...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – CCMTA, NASA:Saturn, Pad 34, blockhouse interiors, Blockhouse 34, consoles. Photo credit: NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – CCMTA, NASA:Saturn, Pad 34, blockhouse interiors, Blockhouse 34, south section.     Photo credit: NASA KSC-LOC-63C-2765

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – CCMTA, NASA:Saturn, Pad 34, blockhouse interior...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – CCMTA, NASA:Saturn, Pad 34, blockhouse interiors, Blockhouse 34, south section. Photo credit: NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – CCMTA, NASA:Saturn, Pad 34, blockhouse interiors, Blockhouse 34, general area.     Photo credit: NASA KSC-LOC-63C-2767

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – CCMTA, NASA:Saturn, Pad 34, blockhouse interior...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – CCMTA, NASA:Saturn, Pad 34, blockhouse interiors, Blockhouse 34, general area. Photo credit: NASA

AERIAL OF COMPLEX 34 LOC-63-8796
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Aerial, Launch Complex 34.     Photo credit: NASA KSC-LOC-63-8796

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Aerial, Launch Complex 34. Photo credit: NA...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Aerial, Launch Complex 34. Photo credit: NASA

KSC-63P-0167

KSC-63P-0167

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex in Florida, President John F. Kennedy and other officials are briefed on NASA's future plans in the blockhouse of Launch Complex 37. Photo Credit: NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- President John F. Kennedy tours the Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex in Florida. Standing in front of a Gemini spacecraft, from the left, are George M. Low, NASA chief of Manned Space Flight partially visible, Kennedy, astronaut L. Gordon Cooper, astronaut Virgil I. Grissom and G. Merritt Preston, NASA's manager of the Atlantic Missile Range. Photo Credit: NASA KSC-63P-0171

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- President John F. Kennedy tours the Cape Canave...

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- President John F. Kennedy tours the Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex in Florida. Standing in front of a Gemini spacecraft, from the left, are George M. Low, NASA chief of Manned Space Fl... more

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- Maj. Gen. L. I. Davis, commander of the U.S. Air Force Missile Test Center, welcomes President John F. Kennedy to the Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex in Florida. Photo Credit: NASA KSC-LOC-63P-0151

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- Maj. Gen. L. I. Davis, commander of the U.S. Ai...

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- Maj. Gen. L. I. Davis, commander of the U.S. Air Force Missile Test Center, welcomes President John F. Kennedy to the Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex in Florida. Photo Credit: NASA

James Webb Presents Group Achievement Award to KSC

James Webb Presents Group Achievement Award to KSC

(October 15, 1964) NASA Administrator James E. Webb presents the Group Achievement Award to Kennedy Space Center Director Dr. Kurt Debus, for Kennedy Space Center's role in the successful launch of the Saturn I rocket.

Aerial. Construction progress of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), looking north. MILA. KSC-64C-2975

Aerial. Construction progress of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), ...

Aerial. Construction progress of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB), looking north. MILA.

KSC-64P-0082

KSC-64P-0082

CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. -- At Cape Kennedy Air Force Station in Florida, a Delta C rocket stands poised for liftoff at Launch Complex 17A to boost the Explorer 21 satellite into orbit. Photo Credit: NASA

KSC-64PC-0082

KSC-64PC-0082

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Overall aerial view of "Missile Row," Cape Kennedy Air Force Station. The view is looking north, with the Vehicle Assembly Building under construction in the upper left-hand corner. Phot... more

Centaur A/C 4 in-flight air to air. 101-KSC-64C-5741

Centaur A/C 4 in-flight air to air. 101-KSC-64C-5741

Centaur A/C 4 in-flight air to air.

Pre-launch of Centaur 4 A/C 4 from Pad 36A. 101-KSC-64C-5742

Pre-launch of Centaur 4 A/C 4 from Pad 36A. 101-KSC-64C-5742

Pre-launch of Centaur 4 A/C 4 from Pad 36A.

Photograph of Apollo 13 Lunar Module Pilot Fred W. Haise, Jr. Undergoing Spacesuit Checks

Photograph of Apollo 13 Lunar Module Pilot Fred W. Haise, Jr. Undergoi...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - Apollo 13 lunar module pilot Fred W. Haise, Jr., appears relaxed as he undergoes spacesuit checks today prior to the start of his lunar landing mission with astronauts James A. Love... more

Photograph of Apollo 12 Rolling Out to Complex 39A

Photograph of Apollo 12 Rolling Out to Complex 39A

Original caption: KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - Apollo 12 rollout from VAB to Complex 39A Color Photograph Files

Photographs of Donald K. Slayton, James A. Lovell, Thomas K. Mattingly II, and John L. Swigert, Jr.  Reviewing Apollo 13 Mission Flight Plans

Photographs of Donald K. Slayton, James A. Lovell, Thomas K. Mattingly...

Original caption: KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - John L. Swigert, Jr., right, the Apollo 13 backup crewman being considered as command module pilot in place of Thomas K. Mattingly II because of the latter's expos... more

65C-287

65C-287

Titan II GLV-2, GT-2 launched from Pad 19, Cape Kennedy.

(Unmanned) Gemini Titan #2 launched from Pad # 19.  Cape Kennedy. (Test 4466) 65PC-1

(Unmanned) Gemini Titan #2 launched from Pad # 19. Cape Kennedy. (Tes...

(Unmanned) Gemini Titan #2 launched from Pad # 19. Cape Kennedy. (Test 4466)

Sequence 6 of 22 showing the lift-off and explosion of A/C-5. 65C-1227.6

Sequence 6 of 22 showing the lift-off and explosion of A/C-5. 65C-1227...

Sequence 6 of 22 showing the lift-off and explosion of A/C-5.

CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. -- At Cape Kennedy Air Force Station in Florida, Gemini 3 pilot John W. Young is followed by command pilot Virgil I. Grissom as they walk to elevator at Launch Complex 19 for their three orbit flight, the first mission of the Gemini spacecraft. Photo Credit: NASA KSC-65-4922

CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. -- At Cape Kennedy Air Force Station in Florida, Ge...

CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. -- At Cape Kennedy Air Force Station in Florida, Gemini 3 pilot John W. Young is followed by command pilot Virgil I. Grissom as they walk to elevator at Launch Complex 19 for their three orbi... more

VAB Topping Off Ceremony

VAB Topping Off Ceremony

Colonel Rocco Patrone (Director, Plans, Programs and Resources Office NASA-KSC) signs the last major beam also autographed by construction workers, NASA, and Corps of Engineers employees to be installed during... more

VAB Topping Off Ceremony

VAB Topping Off Ceremony

Dr. Kurt Debus (Director, NASA-KSC) signs the last major beam autographed by construction workers, NASA, and Corps of Engineers employees to be installed during the VAB Topping-Off Ceremony. MILA.

VAB Topping Off Ceremony

VAB Topping Off Ceremony

Installation of the Last Major Beam autographed by construction workers, NASA, and Corps of Engineers employees atop the Kennedy Space Center Vertical Assembly Building (VAB), MILA.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Mr. A. Siepert, assistant director, NASA-KSC, signs the last major beam autographed by construction workers, NASA, and Corps of Engineers employees to be installed during the VAB Topping-Off Ceremony. MILA. Photo credit: NASA KSC-65C-02408

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Mr. A. Siepert, assistant director, NASA-KSC, ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Mr. A. Siepert, assistant director, NASA-KSC, signs the last major beam autographed by construction workers, NASA, and Corps of Engineers employees to be installed during the VAB Topping... more

VAB Topping Off Ceremony

VAB Topping Off Ceremony

Dignataries (KSC Director Dr. Kurt Debus is second from right, NASA Administrator James C. Fletcher speaking), at the Last Major Beam Installation, attending the VAB Topping-Off Ceremony. MILA.

CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. -- At the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Dr. Kurt H. Debus, center director, speaks at the "topping off" ceremonies for the Vehicle Assembly Building. A crawler-transporter is seen at the right. One of the largest buildings in the world, the 129 million cubic foot structure will be used to prepare the Apollo Saturn V launch vehicles for missions to land astronauts on the moon. Photo Credit: NASA KSC-65P-0218

CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. -- At the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Dr. Kurt...

CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. -- At the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, Dr. Kurt H. Debus, center director, speaks at the "topping off" ceremonies for the Vehicle Assembly Building. A crawler-transporter is seen at the r... more

KSC-PL65C-64612

KSC-PL65C-64612

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- A full moon is outdazzled by the liglhts of the gantries below on "Missile Row" as they stretch north along the shoreline of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

GEMINI-TITAN-IV - SUITED (CLOSEUP) - CAPE

GEMINI-TITAN-IV - SUITED (CLOSEUP) - CAPE

S65-19528 (1 June 1965) --- Astronauts Edward H. White II (left), Gemini-Titan 4 pilot; and James A. McDivitt, command pilot. EDITOR?S NOTE: Astronaut White died in the Apollo 1/Saturn 204 fire at Cape Kenne... more

CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. -- This artist's rendering depicts Florida's Space Coast where NASA's two-man Gemini Program is paving the way for manned flight to the moon before the end of the decade. Adjacent to Cape Kennedy Air Force Station is Merritt Island where facilities are being built at the John F. Kennedy Space Center to launch the Saturn V rockets for the Apollo Program. Image Credit: NASA KSC-65C-4228

CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. -- This artist's rendering depicts Florida's Space ...

CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. -- This artist's rendering depicts Florida's Space Coast where NASA's two-man Gemini Program is paving the way for manned flight to the moon before the end of the decade. Adjacent to Cape Ken... more

Gemini V Mission Image - Kennedy Space Center

Gemini V Mission Image - Kennedy Space Center

The original caption reads: Photograph of Kennedy Space Center, Florida taken during the Gemini V mission during orbit no.106, on August 28, 1965. G.E.T. time was 14:04 / GMT time was 14:04. Original magazine... more

CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. -- At Cape Kennedy Air Force Station in Florida, a thrust augmented improved Delta lifts off with a three hundred eighty five pound geodetic Explorer spacecraft, designated GEOS-A. The spacecraft contains five geodetic instrumentation systems to provide simultaneous measurements that scientists require to establish a more precise model of the Earth's gravitational field, and to map a world coordinate system relating points on, or near the surface to the common center of mass.  This will be the first launch for the improved Delta second stage. Photo Credit: NASA KSC-65P-0205

CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. -- At Cape Kennedy Air Force Station in Florida, a ...

CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. -- At Cape Kennedy Air Force Station in Florida, a thrust augmented improved Delta lifts off with a three hundred eighty five pound geodetic Explorer spacecraft, designated GEOS-A. The spacec... more