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Photograph of Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter

Original caption: Malcolm S. Carpenter, a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy, was born May 1, 1925 in Boulder, Colorado. He is 5 feet 10.5 inches tall, weighs 155 pounds, and has green eyes and brown hair. H... more

Photograph of Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter

Original caption: Astronaut Malcolm S. Carpenter, prime pilot for the Mercury Atlas 7 flights. Father of 4 children, who live with he and his wife, Rene, at Langley Field, Va. Scott Carpenter’s back-up pilot fo... more

Photograph of Earth from an Air Force Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

Original caption: SUBJECT: MOTHER EARTH FROM 700MILES UP -- This series of photographs taken during the flight of an Air Force Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile August 24, 1959, shows the earth from an a... more

Photograph of Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom Preparing for Testing

Original caption: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom, 35, is prepared for testing in the U.S. Navy centrifuge at Johnsville, Pennsylvania. Grissom is one of three NAA astr... more

Photograph of Astronaut Alan E. Shepard, Jr.

Original caption: Alan E. Shepard, Jr., a commander in the U.S. Navy, was born November 18, 1923 in East Derry, New Hampshire. Shepard attended primary school in East Derry and was graduated from Pinkerton Scho... more

Photograph of Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom

Original caption: Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom, 35, is shown following centrifuge testing at Johnsville, Pennsylvania which took place during April of this year. Grissom is one of three astronauts who have Aeron... more

Photograph of Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom Preparing for Testing in the Centrifuge

Original caption: Being readied for testing in the U.S. Navy's centrifuge at Johnsville, Pennsylvania is Virgil I. Grissom, 35, one of three astronauts chosen for the first manned suborbital flight of Project M... more

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn Undergoing Respiratory Testing in Preparation for His Friendship 7 Flight

Original caption: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr., 39, is shown undergoing certain respiratory testing as a part of the flight training program of Project Mercury. Pro... more

Photograph of a Marine Helicopter Towing the Liberty Bell 7 Spacecraft

Original caption: Marine helicopter has hooked the Liberty Bell 7 spacecraft and appears to have it in tow. Minutes later it was released because of its being full of sea water after going under once. This was ... more

Photograph of the West African Coast from the First Unmanned Mercury Spacecraft

Original caption: The first unmanned Mercury Spacecraft to orbit the earth photographs the West African Coast. From the Strait of Gibraltar to Cabo Yubi, Morocco. Cloud cover hangs close to the coastal area an... more

Conception Drawing of the Mercury-Atlas 5 Emergency Escape System

Original caption: Top view - Artist conception of the Mercury-Atlas 5 emergency escape system. Bottom view - The orbital flight plan of the Mercury-Atlas 5, Showing visually the sequence of events of launch and... more

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter Using His Hands to Describe Phases of His Aurora 7 Flight

Original caption: Cape Canaveral, Fla. -- Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter, pilot of the Aurora 7 spacecraft uses hands to describe phases of his recent 3 orbit space flight. Carpenter was taken to Grand Turk islan... more

Photograph of Project Mercury Flight Simulation with Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter

Original caption: Flight Simulation - Paul Backer (left) and Dr. Robert Voas, Astronaut Training Officer, discuss MA-7 flight plan with Project Mercury Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter (center). Carpenter is about... more

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter after Landing Safely from His Aurora 7 Flight

Original caption: Astronaut Scott Carpenter shakes hands with navy personnel as he steps from the recovery helicopter, still carrying the camera he took pictures of the Earth with. Carpenter landed in Aurora 7 ... more

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter Discussing the Operation of a Camera

Original caption: Flight Camera - Project Mercury Astronaut M. Scott carpenter discusses operating of 35mm camera he will carry on Mercury-Atlas 7 mission, with Dr. Robert B. Voas , Astronaut Training Officer. ... more

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter Suited Up during Prelaunch Activities

Original caption: Cape Canaveral, Fla. -- Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter suited up during Mercury-Atlas 6 prelaunch activities. Committee Papers

Photograph of Atlas and Friendship 7 Spacecraft

Original caption: Cape Canaveral, Fla. -- Low angle view of Atlas and Friendship 7 spacecraft between gantry equipment during prelaunch preparations. Committee Papers

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. during Training for His Friendship 7 Mission

Original caption: Cape Canaveral, Fla. - Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. looks to the future in the Aeromedical Laboratory, located in Hangar S at Cape Canaveral as he continues his training program or the MA-6 mi... more

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. Undergoing Last Minute Medical Checks

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. undergoes last minute medical checks shortly before MA-6 launch and orbital flight. Committee Papers

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. Having Adjustments Made to His Spacesuit

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - Joe W. Schmitt, Space Flight Equipment Specialist, makes adjustment to Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr.'s spacesuit prior to MA-6 launch operations. Committee Papers

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. Eating in Crew's Quarters

Original caption: Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. eating in crew's quarters before prelaunch operations of the MA-6 at Cape Canaveral, Fla. Committee Papers

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. Motioning to Astronaut Donald J. Slayton and Associate Director MSC Walter C. Williams

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. -- Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. in spacesuit motions toward Astronaut Donald K. Slayton and Associate Director MSC Walter C. Williams. Committee Papers

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. in His Spacesuit

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - Closeup of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. in spacesuit prior to MA-6 launch. Committee Papers

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

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - Mercury Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. leaving Hangar S enroute to capsule prior to MA-6 launch. Committee Papers

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. being Suited-Up

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. is assisted with his suiting-up procedure by Space Flight Equipment Specialist Joe W. Schmitt during MA-6 preparations. Committee Papers

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. Performing His Early Morning Shave

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. performs his early morning shave at Cape Canaveral shortly before the MA-6 launch. Committee Papers

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. in Flight Suit prior to Launch

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. in flight suit prior to MA-6 launch at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Committee Papers

Photograph of Naval Personnel Performing Recovery Operations of Friendship 7

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - Naval Personnel of DD-841, USS NOA , hook on recovery equipment as Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr.'s MSC NASA Friendship 7 spacecraft is recovered after world orbital fligh... more

Photograph of Naval Personnel Welcoming Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. after Friendship 7 Flight

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - Naval Personnel of DD-841, USS NOA, line ships rail holding welcoming sign to Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. as they participate in recovery of spacecraft after world orbi... more

Photograph of Recovery of Friendship 7

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - View of USS NOA, DD-841, recovering the Friendship 7 spacecraft of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. after world orbital flight. Committee Papers

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. Talking on the Telephone after Friendship 7 Flight

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. talks over ships telephone as he relaxes aboard USS NOA, DD-814, after world orbital flight. Committee Papers

Photograph of Rogallo Wing in Hanger

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 the later flights of Gemini will replace th... more

Photograph of Mission Review Meeting

Original caption: Mission Review Meeting - Project Mercury's Director of Operations (center) discusses readiness of all elements of MA-7 mission with the technical staff responsible for directing the second U.S... more

Photograph of Flight Name being Painted onto Spacecraft Aurora 7

Original caption: Cape Canaveral, Fla. Miss Cece Bibby, Chrysler Corp employee, paints name Aurora 7 on Project Mercury spacecraft for second manned orbital flight while Mission Pilot M. Scott Carpenter looks o... more

Photograph of Astronauts John H. Glenn and M. Scott Carpenter Making Last Minute Checks Prior to Aurora 7 Launch

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL - Last minute checks - Astronaut John H. Glenn, the U.S. first space pilot makes last minute preparations with Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter prior to the flight of MA-7. Astronau... more

Photograph of MA-7 Survival Kit

Original caption: The MA-7 Survival Kit -- This is the kit which Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter will carry in his spacecraft, "Aurora 7" in the scheduled flight of MA-7. The MA-7 flight is schedule to be lau... more

Photograph of Astronauts M. Scott Carpenter and John H. Glenn, Jr. Shaking Hands after Carpenter's Aurora 7 Flight

Original caption: GRAND TURK ISLAND - Astronaut John Glenn congratulates Scott Carpenter on his three-orbit mission aboard the Aurora 7 spacecraft. The United States now has two Astronauts who have orbited the ... more

Photograph of Aurora 7 Lifting Off

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL - Moment of liftoff. Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter inside the Aurora 7 spacecraft atop the Atlas booster seconds after leaving Pad 14 at Cape Canaveral. Carpenter became the... more

Photograph of Astronaut Scott Carpenter Suited Up and Ready for Aurora 7 Launch

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL - Astronaut Scott Carpenter suited up and ready for his spaceflight. He is seated in Hangar S after pre-flight physical examination. He was successfully launched from Cape Canav... more

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter Talking with a Medical Debriefing Team Prior to His Aurora 7 Flight

Original caption: U.S.S. Intrepid - Astronaut Scott Carpenter after being picked up at sea by a Navy Helicopter returns to the Carrier Intrepid. Still dressed in his space suit Carpenter talks with the medical ... more

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter in Hangar S Prior to Aurora 7 Launch

Original caption: Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter makes a point white sitting in a comfortable chair in the crew quarters in Hangar "S" after being suited. Committee Papers

Photograph of the Suit Technician Checking Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter's Spacesuit Prior to Aurora 7 Launch

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL - Project Mercury suit technician, Joe Schmitt, checks spacesuit prior to Lt. Cmdr. M. Scott Carpenters MA-7 spaceflight. Committee Papers

Photograph of Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter Leaving Hangar S Prior to Aurora 7 Launch

Original Caption: CAPE CANAVERAL - Project Mercury Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter suited up and ready for MA-7 flight. Carpenter is outfitted in spacesuit and is carrying portable air conditioner as he leav... more

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn Listening to Communications with Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter during the Aurora 7 Flight

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL - Astronaut John H. Glenn, first American to orbit the earth, listens in on the voice communications of fellow Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter. Carpenter successfully complete... more

Photograph of Liftoff of Aurora 7 Spacecraft

Original caption: Cape Canaveral, Fla. - Moment of liftoff. Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter inside the Aurora 7 spacecraft atop the Atlas booster seconds after leaving Pad 14 at Cape Canaveral. Carpenter became th... more

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter on the Telephone with Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson after the Aurora 7 Flight

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL - Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter. America's second orbital pilot talks to Vice President Lyndon. Johnson following his recovery after the MA-7 flight. Committee Papers

Photograph of Astronaut Scott Carpenter Looking inside his Aurora 7 Spacecraft prior to Launch

Original caption: Cape Canaveral, Fla.: Astronaut Scott Carpenter looks inside Aurora 7 spacecraft prior to insertion. McDonneld and NASA capsule technicians along with Astronauts Wall Schirra and John Glenn wa... more

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter Being Recovered by a Navy Helicopter after the Aurora 7 Flight

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL- Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter is lifted by cable into a hovering Navy helicopter during the recovery operation. Committee Papers

Photograph of Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter Adjusting his Straps Prior to Aurora 7 Launch

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL - Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter, suited up and ready to go, has his straps adjusted prior to leaving for Pad 14 and the waiting Atlas and Mercury spacecraft Aurora 7. Carpen... more

Photograph of the USS Donner Moving into Position to Recover Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter and Aurora 7

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL - The U.S.S. Donner (LSD 20) plows through the Atlantic Ocean as it prepares to aid in the recovery of Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter. The MA-7 flight, the U.S. second attemp... more

Photograph of Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom Listening to Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter during the Aurora 7 Flight

Original caption: Cape Canaveral -- Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom, who served as capsule communicator during the MA-7 flight listens attentively as he talks to Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter. Carpenter was plu... more

Photograph of the USS Robinson Moving into Position to Recover Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter and Aurora 7

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL - The USS Robinson (DD 562) steams into position in the Atlantic Ocean to take part in the recovery of Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter and spacecraft Aurora7. The U.S. second ... more

Photograph of Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter Discussing His Pending Orbital Flight

Original caption: Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter discusses his pending orbital flight with his backup pilot Astronaut Walter Schirra (left) and Astronaut Virgil I, Grissom, Carpenter is scheduled to go aloft... more

Photograph of Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter Inside Aurora 7 Ready for Liftoff

Original caption: Cape Canaveral -- Ready to GO. Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter is ready for liftoff. This photo was made immediately after Carpenter was inserted into his spacecraft, Aurora 7, as it was po... more

Photograph of Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter Putting on His Space Suit Prior to Aurora 7 Launch

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL - Project Mercury Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter puts on space suit prior to entering his Aurora 7 spacecraft at Cape Canaveral. Astronaut Carpenter became the second America... more

Photograph of Astronauts Virgil "Gus" Grissom and John H. Glenn, Jr. Awaiting Word from Aurora 7 Flight

Original caption: Veteran U.S. spacemen await word from Project Mercury Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter as he returns to earth following 3 trips around the globe May 24, 1962. Left; Virgil I. “Gus” Grissom, pilot ... more

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter Rubbing his Eyes on the Day of Aurora 7 Launch

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL - Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter rubs the sleep from his eyes minutes after waking up at 1:15 a.m. Thursday. Standing by him is G. Merritt Preston, Chief, Pre-Flight Operations. ... more

Photograph of a Suit Technician Adjusting Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter's Collar Prior to Aurora 7 Launch

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL: A suit technician adjusts collar in space suit as Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter relaxes before his date in space. Carpenter was successfully launched into orbit atop an Atl... more

Photograph of Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter Putting on Space Helmet Prior to Aurora 7 Launch

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL - Project Mercury Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter puts on space helmet prior to entering his Aurora 7 spacecraft at Cape Canaveral. Astronaut Carpenter became the second Ameri... more

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter Relaxing While Discussing His Aurora 7 Flight

Original caption: Grand Turk Aux AFB, - Lt. Cmdr. M. Scott Carpenter relaxes while discussing his historic MA-7 3 orbit space flight with his fellow astronaut, Lt. Cmdr. Walter S. Schirra, back-up MA-7 Astronau... more

Photograph of Mercury Spacecraft Aurora 7 Floating in the Atlantic during Recovery Operations

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL - The Mercury spacecraft, Aurora 7, is shown floating in the Atlantic during recovery operations following its orbital flight. A scuba dicer is shown on the flotation collar. Co... more

Photograph of Aurora 7 being Inspected

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - The Aurora-7 spacecraft is inspected in NASA-MSC Hanger "S", after the 3-orbit MA-7 space flight of Lt. Cmdr. M. Scott Carpenter. Committee Papers

Photograph of Aurora 7 Spacecraft being Returned to Cape Canaveral

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - The Aurora-7 spacecraft is returned to Cape Canaveral via C-124 after the successful MA-7 orbital flight of Lt. Comdr. M. Scott Carpenter. Committee Papers

Photograph of Rene Carpenter at Press Conference

Original caption: Rene Carpenter, wife of America's second astronaut to orbit the earth, responds to questions from the press at Cocoa Beach, Florida shortly following the landing of her astronaut husband. With... more

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter being Removed From His Flight Suit

Original caption: Lt. Col. E.W. Schear, Wright-Patterson Field, Dayton, Ohio assists Astronaut Scott Carpenter in removing his Mercury flight suit shortly after his arrival aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid. The room ... more

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter Having His Blood Pressure Checked after His Aurora 7 Flight

Original caption: USAF Lt. Col. E. W. Schear takes Astronaut Carpenters' blood pressure shortly after his arrival aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid. Committee Papers