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X-15 #2 just after launch

Description: The X-15 #2 (56-6671) launches away from the B-52 mothership with its rocket engine ignited. The white patches near the middle of the ship are frost from the liquid oxygen used in the propulsion sy... more

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

The Langley Aerodrome

Description: L90-4341: "The Langley Aerodrome, brainchild of a group led by Samuel Langley. Shortly after this photo was taken, the December 8, 1903, manned tests of the Aerodrome ended abruptly in failure... more

Samuel Pierpont Langley and Charles M. Manly

Full Description: (c. 1903) Samuel Pierpont Langley (1834-1906) with chief mechanic and pilot, Charles M. Manly...Image # L-1990-04340

Goddard with Vacuum Tube Device

Full Description: (c. 1916) Robert H. Goddard with vacuum tube apparatus he built in 1916 to research rocket efficiency. Dr. Robert Hutchings Goddard is commonly referred to as the father of American rocketry. ... more

George Lewis, NACA Director of Research

Description: George W. Lewis, director of research for the NACA from 1919 to 1947"in Engineer in Charge p 26. ..Identifier NIX-EL-1997-00143

Dr. Robert H. Goddard

Full Description: Dr. Robert Hutchings Goddard (1882-1945). Dr. Goddard has been recognized as the father of American rocketry and as one of the pioneers in the theoretical exploration of space. Robert Hutching... more

Dr. Robert Goddard at Clark University

Full Description: Dr. Robert H. Goddard at a blackboard at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1924. Goddard began teaching physics in 1914 at Clark and in 1923 was named the Director of the Physic... more

Robert Goddard with his Double Acting Engine Rocket in 1925

Full Description: Dr. Robert H. Goddard with his complete rocket with the double- acting engine in November 1925, following more than two years of pump development based on the idea of a separate pump for each ... more

Construction of Hangar One at NAS Sunnyvale circa 1931 - 1934

Description: Construction of Hangar One at NAS Sunnyvale circa 1931 - 1934

Construction of Hangar One at NAS Sunnyvale circa 1931 - 1934

Description: .Construction of Hangar One at NAS Sunnyvale circa 1931 - 1934..Photo ID#: AILS-A93-0074-23

Dr. Robert Goddard

Description: (c. 1932) The Goddard Space Flight Center was named in honor of Dr. Robert Goddard, a pioneer in rocket development. Dr. Goddard received patents for a multi-stage rocket and liquid propellants in ... more

First JATO assisted Flight

Full Description: Take-off of America's first "rocket-assisted" airplane, an Ercoupe fitted with a GALCIT developed solid propellent 28 pound thrust JATO (Jet Assisted Take-Off) booster. The Ercoupe t... more

Bumper V-2 Launch

(July 24, 1950) A new chapter in space flight began in July 1950 with the launch of the first rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida: the Bumper 8. Shown above, Bumper 8 was an ambitious two-stage rocket program t... more

Theodore von Karman

Full Description: (c. 1950)Dr. Theodore von Karman, co-founder of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Pasadena, California was an aeronautical theoretician. He was the first winner of the prestigious U.S. Medal... more

Hermes A-1 Test Rockets

Full Description: The first Hermes A-1 test rocket was fired at White Sand Proving Ground (WSPG). Hermes was a modified V-2 German rocket, utilizing the German aerodynamic configuration; however, internally it ... more

NACA Groundbreaking Ceremony

Description: The NACA High-Speed Flight Research Station, had initially been subordinate to the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory near Hampton, Virginia, but as the flight research in the Mojave Desert i... more

The First Redstone Rocket Firing

Full Description: (August 20, 1953) The first Redstone was fired at Cape Canaveral, Florida on August 20, 1953. Redstone was the first major rocket development program for United States by the Peenemuende group... more

F-100A Super Sabre Airplane

Description: NACA Photographer North American F-100A (NACA-200) Super Sabre Airplane take-off. The blowing-tupe boundary-layer control on the leading- and trailing-edge provided large reductions in takeoff and ... more

Members of NACA

Full Description: NASA was formed in 1958 from the National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics, or NACA. The members of the Main Committee of NACA which met in Washington, D.C. on April 18, 1929 include from lef... more

Joe Walker in pressure suit with X-1E

Description: Joe Walker in a pressure suit beside the X-1E at the NASA High-Speed Flight Station, Edwards, California. The dice and "Little Joe" are prominently displayed under the cockpit area. (Litt... more

Origin of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was created on October 1, 1958, to perform civilian research related to space flight and aeronautics. President Eisenhower commissioned Dr. T. Keith Gler... more

Little Joe (LJ6) Launch

Description: Launching of the LJ6 Little Joe on October 4, 1959 took place at Wallops Island, Va. This was the first attempt to launch an instrumented capsule with a Little Joe booster. Only the LJ1A and the L... more

Dr. Hugh L. Dryden seated at desk

Description: As a very young undergraduate Student at Johns Hopkins University Hugh L. Dryden proved himself especially gifted in physics and mathematics and began advanced study with Professor Joseph Ames, an ... more

Vertol VZ-2 (Model 76)

Full Description: Arriving at Langley from Edwards Air Force Base, Califorina in 1960, this Vertol VZ-2 (Model 76) underwent almost a year and a half of flight research before going back to the manufacturer for... more

A long-lost spacesuit recently uncovered

Description: KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - This locker reveals a long-lost spacesuit recently uncovered at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFS) in Florida. A recent venture into a long-locked room at CCA... more

General George C. Marshall

Full Description: This is a portrait of General George C. Marshall in Army uniform. The Marshall Space Flight Center, a NASA field installation, was established in Huntsville, Alabama, in 1960. The Center was n... more

General George C. Marshall

Full Description: The Marshall Space Flight Center, a NASA field installation, was established at Huntsville, Alabama, in 1960. The Center was named in honor of General George C. Marshall, the Army Chief of Sta... more

JPL Key Figures

Full Description: (c. 1960) Left to right: Dr. William H. Pickering, former JPL Director, Dr. Theodore von Karman, JPL co-founder and Dr. Frank J. Malina, co-founder, and first director of JPL...Identifier GPN-... more

Samuel P. Langley

Description: Former secretary of the Smithsonian Institute and avid aeronautical researcher. Photograph published in Winds of Change, 75th Anniversary NASA publication (page 6), by James Schultz...Date: 09.01.1... more

First Saturn (SA-1) Launch

Full Description: On October 27, 1961, the Marshall Space Flight Center and the Nation marked a high point in the 3-year-old Saturn development program when the first Saturn vehicle flew a flawless 215-mile bal... more

Shepard With Freedom 7 Capsule

(May 5, 1961) Alan B. Shepard, Jr., America's first astronaut, stands in front of the Freedom 7 spacecraft shortly after completion of the third flight of the Mercury-Redstone (MR-3) vehicle, May 5, 1961. Durin... more

Ham Launch

Full Description: (January 31, 1961) Mercury-Redstone 2 (MR-2) Launch with chimpanzee Ham aboard. Monkeys had been flown into space before, but Ham was the first higher primate to test a spacecraft...Image # : 61C-1012

The Launch of Mercury-Redstone

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

Launch of Friendship 7

Full Description: (February 20, 1962) Launch of Friendship 7, the first American manned orbital space flight. Astronaut John Glenn aboard, the Mercury-Atlas rocket is launched from Pad 14...Image # : 62PC-0011

Bell X-14A VTOL

(December 7, 1962) A landing on the lunar surface is simulated by the NASA Ames Research Center's Bell X-14A Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft. Photographed by a Fairchild flight data analyzer camer... more

JFK Tour of KSC

Full Description: A briefing is given by Major Rocco Petrone to President John F. Kennedy during a tour of Blockhouse 34 at the Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex...Identifier GPN-2000-000605

Astronaut John Glenn being Honored

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

M2-F1 mounted in NASA Ames Research Center 40x80 foot wind tunnel

(1962) After the first attempted ground-tow tests of the M2-F1 in March 1963, the vehicle was taken to the Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA, for wind-tunnel testing. During these tests, Milt Thompson and... more

John Glenn, Mercury -- February 1962

Description: Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., NASA flight surgeon William Douglas and equipment specialist Joseph W. Schmidt leave crew quarters prior to the Mercury-Atlas 6 mission. Glenn is in his pressure suit a... more

Friendship 7

(February 20, 1962) On February 20, 1962 at 9:47 am EST, John Glenn launched from Cape Canaveral's Launch Complex 14 to become the first American to orbit the Earth. In this image, Glenn enters his Friendship 7... more

Photograph of an Early Model of the Rogallo Wind for Project Gemini from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Original caption: An early model of the "Rogallo Wing" attached to a mock-up Mercury spacecraft is displayed in Hanger at Langley Research Center. The Rogallo wing in later flights of Gemini will replace the 63... more

View of the liftoff of Little Joe II

Description: View of the liftoff of Little Joe II launch vehicle at the White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico...UID: SPD-JSC-S63-15229

Ling-Temco-Vought XC-142A

Description: Ling-Temco-Vought XC-142A: A tilt-wing prototype used in vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) studies. After vertical takeoff with the wing pivoted upward, the wing pivoted horizontally and the craf... more

Armstrong in NASA Ames' Bell X-14

Description (February 1964) photograph by NASA photographer Lee Jones. .Neil Armstrong in cockpit of the Ames Bell X-14 airplane at NASA's Ames Research Center...Image # A-32136-4

Congratulations

Description (February 1964) photograph by NASA photographer Lee Jones. .Ames Test Pilot Fred Drinkwater congratulating Neil Armstrong on his first lunar hovering in the Ames Bell X-14 airplane at NASA's Ames Re... more

M-1 Model in Hypersonic Tunnel

(1964) An engineer mounts a model of the M-1 Lifting Body in the throat of the 3.5 Foot Hypersonic Tunnel at the Nasa Ames Research Center, Mountain View, California...Image # : A-29007

Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) in flight

(1965) In this 1965 NASA Flight Research Center photograph the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) is shown at near maximum altitude over the south base at Edwards Air Force Base. Built of tubular aluminum li... more

X-15 contrail after launch

Description: The X-15 rocket-powered aircraft begins its climb after launch at the NASA Flight Research Center, Edwards, California (later renamed the Dryden Flight Research Center). The X-15 was a rocket power... more

Apollo Project

Description: Special "space" suit for the Reduced Gravity Walking Simulator located at the Lunar Landing Facility. The purpose of this simulator was to study the subject while walking, jumping or runn... more

Naval Air Station Sunnyvale, Mt View, Ca (aerial)

Description: Naval Air Station Sunnyvale, Mt View, Ca (aerial)

Gemini 8 Launched by Titan Booster

Full Description: A Titan booster launched the Gemini 8 spacecraft on March 16, 1966 from launch complex 19 Cape Kennedy, Florida. The flight crew for the 3 day mission, astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and David R... more

Gemini-Titan 11 Launch

Full Description: Lift-off of Gemini-Titan 11 (GT-11) on Complex 19. The Gemini 11 mission included a rendezvous with an Agena target vehicle...Image #: 66PC-0261

VAB Construction

Full Description: Complex 39 reflection shot of the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB) under construction with the Launch Control Center (LCC) and Service Towers as seen from across the Turning Basin...UID: SPD-G... more

Workers at Cape Kennedy watched a Saturn 1B lift off

Description: KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. -- Workers at Cape Kennedy watched a 224-foot-high Saturn 1B space vehicle lift off today from Complex 34 carrying Apollo 7 astronauts Walter M. Schirra Jr., Donn F. Eise... more

The Moon – Crater Copernicus – Closeup

This photograph was made as part of the Lunar Orbiter program, a series of five unmanned spacecraft launched into orbit around the Moon in 1966 and 1967. Each spacecraft was equipped with a sophisticated imagin... more

X-15 pilots clown around

Photo Description: (1966) The X-15 pilots clown around in front of the #2 aircraft. From left to right: USAF Capt. Joseph Engle, USAF Maj. Robert Rushworth, NASA test pilot John "Jack" McKay, USAF Maj... more

The Moon – Crater Kepler and Vicinity

This photograph was made as part of the Lunar Orbiter program, a series of five unmanned spacecraft launched into orbit around the Moon in 1966 and 1967. Each spacecraft was equipped with a sophisticated imagin... more

Backside of the Moon at Apolune (S-21.5)

This photograph was made as part of the Lunar Orbiter program, a series of five unmanned spacecraft launched into orbit around the Moon in 1966 and 1967. Each spacecraft was equipped with a sophisticated imagin... more

Apollo Project - Liftoff of Lunar Orbiter III

Description: Liftoff of Lunar Orbiter III from Complex 13...UID: SPD-NIX-EL-2002-0051 4

The Moon – Crater Aristarchus, Schroter's Valley

This photograph was made as part of the Lunar Orbiter program, a series of five unmanned spacecraft launched into orbit around the Moon in 1966 and 1967. Each spacecraft was equipped with a sophisticated imagin... more

Waving Apollo 8 Astronauts Leaving Recovery Helicopter

Full Description: (December 27, 1968) Apollo 8 served as the first manned lunar orbit mission. Liftoff occurred on December 21, 1968, carrying a three man crew consisting of astronauts Frank Borman, commander; ... more

XB-70A #1 liftoff with TB-58A chase aircraft

Description: This photo shows XB-70A #1 taking off on a research flight, escorted by a TB-58 chase plane. The TB-58 (a prototype B-58 modified as a trainer) had a dash speed of Mach 2. This allowed it to stay c... more

Paresev 1-B in Tow Flight

(October 1968) The Paresev experimental aircraft. A normal flight was a takeoff on the Rogers Dry Lakebed at Edwards Air Force Base and a circling flight path skirting the lake edges to insure a landing on the ... more

Neil Armstrong On The Moon

Description (July 20, 1969) Apollo 11 astronauts trained on Earth to take individual photographs in succession in order to create a series of frames that could be assembled into panoramic images. This frame fro... more

Apollo Director Phillips Monitors Apollo 11 Pre-Launch Activities

Full Description: From the Kennedy Space Flight Center (KSC) control room, Apollo Program Director Lieutenant General Samuel C. Phillips monitors pre-launch activities for Apollo 11. The Apollo 11 mission, the ... more

Apollo 11 Launched Via Saturn V Rocket

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

Schweickart On "The Porch"

(March 6, 1969) Astronaut Russell L. Schweickart, Lunar Module pilot, stands in "golden slippers" on the Lunar Module "Spider's" porch during his extravehicular activity on the fourth day of... more

Thousands of News Reporters Watch Apollo 11 Lift Off

Full Description: At the press site, thousands of news reporters from the world over watched, taking many pictures, as the Saturn V launch vehicle (AS-506) lifted off to start Apollo 11 on its historic mission ... more

Apollo 11 Astronaut Edwin Aldrin Prepares for Weightless Conditions

Description: In preparation of the nation's first lunar landing mission, Apollo 11 crew members underwent training to practice activities they would be performing during the mission. In this photograph, astrona... more

Interior view of Mobile Quarantine Facility with Apollo 11 crewmembers

Description (1969) Interior view of a Mobile Quarantine Facility (MQF), showing the Apollo 11 crewmen soon after they arrived at Ellington Air Force Base after a flight from Hawaii aboard a U.S. Air Force C141 ... more

Apollo 11: Onto a New World

Description: (July 20, 1969) A human first set foot on another world on July 20, 1969. This world was Earth's own Moon. Pictured above is Neil Armstrong preparing to take the historic first step. On the way dow... more

Early moments of the Apollo 11 launch

Description: S69-39958 (16 JULY 1969) --- A 70mm Airborne Lightweight Optical Tracking System (ALOTS) camera, mounted in a pod on a cargo door of a U.S. Air Force EC-135N aircraft, photographed this event in th... more

President Nixon visits Apollo 11 crew in quarantine

(July 24, 1969) President Richard M. Nixon was in the central Pacific recovery area to welcome the Apollo 11 astronauts aboard the U.S.S. Hornet, prime recovery ship for the historic Apollo 11 lunar landing mis... more

Buzz Aldrin on the Moon

Full Description: (July 20, 1969) Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot, walks on the surface of the Moon near the leg of the Lunar Module (LM) "Eagle" during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity... more

The Apollo 9 Astronauts

Full Description: Pictured from left to right, the Apollo 9 astronauts, James A. McDivitt, David R. Scott, and Russell L. Schweickart, pause in front of the Apollo/Saturn V space vehicle that would launch the A... more

Apollo 11 Launched Via the Saturn V Rocket-High Angle View

Full Description: The Apollo 11 mission, the first lunar landing mission, launched from the Kennedy Space Center, Florida via the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) developed Saturn V launch vehicle on July 16... more

Liftoff of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission

Description: Closeup view as the 363 ft tall Apollo 11 space vehicle is launched from Pad A, Launch Complex 39, Kennedy Space Center, at 9:37 a.m., July 16, 1969. Apollo 11 is the United Sates first lunar landi... more

Apollo 11 Mission Image - View of Moon limb and Lunar Module during ascent, Mare Smythii, Earth on horizon

Description: View of the Moon limb,Lunar Module during ascent,Mare Smythii. Earth is visible over the horizon. Image was taken during the Apollo 11 Mission. Original film magazine was labeled V. Film Type: S0-3... more

Two astronauts check mobility of different types of Apollo space suits

Description: Two astronauts check mobility of two different types of Apollo space suits. Astronaut James B. Irwin (on left) wears the original Block II Apollo pressure suit which the Apollo 204 Review Board rec... more

[Panorama of Moon Surface, from Apollo 16 Mission]

Beginning in 1968, NASA officials put great stress on the importance of creating an accurate atlas of the lunar surface by means of photography. To do so, they used extensive and technologically advanced camera... more

GREAT LAKES ICING PROGRAM - STR ENDERS M VOORHEES - COURSE 5 / 6 TURN - LAST TRIP OF SEASON

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 2/1/1972 Keywords: Larsen Scan Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

GREAT LAKES ICING PROGRAM - DOWNBOUND VIEW - COURSE 1 - BAYFIELD CHANNEL

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 1/31/1972 Keywords: Larsen Scan Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

GREAT LAKES ICING PROGRAM - STR BEN FAIRLESS - STUCK IN ICE OFF WINTER POINT

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 12/31/1972 Keywords: Larsen Scan Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel

GREAT LAKES ICING PROGRAM - STR CASON J CALLOWAY - COURSE 3 - LEADING CONVOY

The original finding aid described this as: Capture Date: 1/19/1972 Keywords: Larsen Scan Photographs Relating to Agency Activities, Facilities and Personnel