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Photograph of a Rocket Payload Collar

Photograph of a Rocket Payload Collar

SCOUT (Solid Controlled Orbital Utility Test) Project Office Files

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

A C-7 Caribou aircraft, transferred from the U.S. Army to the Air Force on Jan. 1, is used for airlifting supplies to forward outposts in Vietnam. With a maximum payload of three tons, the C-7A can take off and clear a 50-foot obstacle in about 1,200 feet. The aircraft, used for landing at short, unimproved airfields, can land on a 1,000-foot runway

A C-7 Caribou aircraft, transferred from the U.S. Army to the Air Forc...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Saigon Country: Viet Nam (VNM) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. -- In the AO Building at Cape Kennedy Air Force Station in Florida, the Pioneer G spacecraft awaits the installation of its protective payload fairing. The interplanetary space probe is scheduled for launch atop an Atlas Centaur rocket from Cape Kennedy April 5, 1973. Pioneer G's nearly two-year mission will take it on an investigation of the asteroid belt, then on to Jupiter, largest planet in our solar system. NASA's launch teams from the Kennedy Space Center will direct final testing and the launch itself. The mission is a project of the Ames Research Center. Photo Credit: NASA KSC-73P-0116

CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. -- In the AO Building at Cape Kennedy Air Force Sta...

CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. -- In the AO Building at Cape Kennedy Air Force Station in Florida, the Pioneer G spacecraft awaits the installation of its protective payload fairing. The interplanetary space probe is sched... more

The Boeing Vertol advanced Canadian CH-147 Chinook helicopter has been delivered to the U.S. Army for the Canadian Department of National Defense. The Canadian armed forces ordered eight of these aircraft which represent significant advances in flying qualities, payload and long range rescue capabilities

The Boeing Vertol advanced Canadian CH-147 Chinook helicopter has been...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Boeing Vertol Company State: Pennsylvania (PA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released t... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the shuttle service and access tower SSAT, left, is assembled at Launch Complex 39A from sections of launch umbilical tower 3. The lower 180 feet of the old ML-3 will be topped by the former uppermost section on which a hammerhead crane will be installed and the next lower section which houses the intact ML-3 elevator room and equipment. The SSAT will anchor and support a hinge column to the Payload Changeout Room PCR which will travel on a rail in a specified area to enclose the space shuttle's cargo bay on the pad for installation or removal of payloads. Mobile Launcher 2, center right, is on the pad to support the PCR during construction. Photo Credit: NASA KSC-76PC-0541

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the sh...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the shuttle service and access tower SSAT, left, is assembled at Launch Complex 39A from sections of launch umbilical tower 3. The lower 180 feet ... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, structural work is ongoing inside the high bay of the Operations and Checkout Building. The modifications are taking place to configure the facility flight hardware from the Apollo Program and prepare to support payload processing for future space shuttle missions. Photo Credit: NASA KSC-378-0107

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, struct...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, structural work is ongoing inside the high bay of the Operations and Checkout Building. The modifications are taking place to configure the facili... more

A rocket engine module for an Inertial Upper Stage (IUS).  The IUS is used as a payload booster aboard Titan 34D/37D-7 launch vehicles and space shuttle orbiters

A rocket engine module for an Inertial Upper Stage (IUS). The IUS is ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Boeing Co. Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

The fairing is lowered into position on an Atlas NDS-5 launch vehicle for closeout of the NDS-5 payload

The fairing is lowered into position on an Atlas NDS-5 launch vehicle ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Los Angeles Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Release... more

The fairing is lowered into position on an Atlas NDS-5 launch vehicle for closeout of the NDS-5 payload

The fairing is lowered into position on an Atlas NDS-5 launch vehicle ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Los Angeles Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Release... more

The fairing is lowered into position on an Atlas NDS-5 launch vehicle for closeout of the NDS-5 payload

The fairing is lowered into position on an Atlas NDS-5 launch vehicle ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Los Angeles Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Release... more

The payload bay doors of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia were opened for the first time today using the orbiter's onboard door operation system. The hinges of the payload bay doors are not designed to support the weight of the doors while open horizontally in the Earth's one 'g' environment and a counterweight zero 'g' device supports the weight of the doors while they are open for processing in the OPF. ARC-1980-AC80-0107-6

The payload bay doors of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia were opene...

The payload bay doors of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia were opened for the first time today using the orbiter's onboard door operation system. The hinges of the payload bay doors are not designed to suppor... more

The payload bay doors of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia were opened for the first time today using the orbiter's onboard door operation system. The hinges of the payload bay doors are not designed to support the weight of the doors while open horizontally in the Earth's one 'g' environment and a counterweight zero 'g' device supports the weight of the doors while they are open for processing in the OPF. ARC-1969-AC80-0107-5

The payload bay doors of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia were opene...

The payload bay doors of the Space Shuttle Orbiter Columbia were opened for the first time today using the orbiter's onboard door operation system. The hinges of the payload bay doors are not designed to suppor... more

A view of the payload preparation room (PPR), part of Space Launch Complex 6 (SLC-6), under construction

A view of the payload preparation room (PPR), part of Space Launch Com...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: AMN Gerald Currington Release St... more

An aerial view of the partially constructed payload preparation room, a part of Space Launch Complex 6 (SLC-6), under construction

An aerial view of the partially constructed payload preparation room, ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C P.A. Woods Release Status: R... more

A view, looking north, of the payload servicing pit, part of Space Launch Complex 6 (SLC-6), under construction

A view, looking north, of the payload servicing pit, part of Space Lau...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C P.A. Woods Release Status: R... more

A view, looking north, of the payload servicing pit, part of Space Launch Complex 6 (SLC-6), under construction

A view, looking north, of the payload servicing pit, part of Space Lau...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C P.A. Woods Release Status: R... more

A view of the payload preparation room duct work, during construction of Space Launch Complex 6 (SLC-6)

A view of the payload preparation room duct work, during construction ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C E.C. Baker Release Status: R... more

A view of the payload preparation room checkout cell no. 1, platforms 1 and 2, during construction of Space Launch Complex 6 (SLC-6)

A view of the payload preparation room checkout cell no. 1, platforms ...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C E.C. Baker Release Status: R... more

A view of a payload deservicing pit of the Overall Missile Construction Facility (OMCF) under construction

A view of a payload deservicing pit of the Overall Missile Constructio...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: AMN Mark Elijah Frisby Release S... more

A view of a payload deservicing pit of the Overall Missile Construction Facility (OMCF) under construction

A view of a payload deservicing pit of the Overall Missile Constructio...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: AMN Mark Elijah Frisby Release S... more

An artist's concept of the payload assembly building planned for the upcoming MX intercontinental ballistic missile program at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif

An artist's concept of the payload assembly building planned for the u...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

1LT Charles Bailey, missile system engineer, checks a Zodiacal Infrared Program (ZIP) II payload missile for clearance as the missile opens its excess panel to extend the sensors and cables in the Air Force Geophysics Laboratory (AFGL)

1LT Charles Bailey, missile system engineer, checks a Zodiacal Infrare...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Hanscom Air Force Base State: Massachusetts (MA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: SSGT William W. Magel Release St... more

41D-35-066 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

41D-35-066 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the gold colored solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload against the blackness of space. Subject Terms: SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION 41-D, DISCOVERY... more

41D-35-097 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

41D-35-097 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the gold colored solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload against the blackness of space. Subject Terms: SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION 41-D, DISCOVERY... more

41D-35-095 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

41D-35-095 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the gold colored solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload against the blackness of space. Subject Terms: SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION 41-D, DISCOVERY... more

41D-35-069 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

41D-35-069 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the gold colored solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload against the blackness of space. Subject Terms: SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION 41-D, DISCOVERY... more

41D-35-065 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

41D-35-065 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the gold colored solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload against the blackness of space. Subject Terms: SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION 41-D, DISCOVERY... more

51F-115-029 - STS-51F - 51F Shuttle Payload

51F-115-029 - STS-51F - 51F Shuttle Payload

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Photographic documentation of 51F Shuttle Payload. Subject Terms: SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION 51-F, CHALLENGER (ORBITER), PAYLOADS Categories: Payloads Int... more

41D-35-092 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

41D-35-092 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the gold colored solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload against the blackness of space. Subject Terms: SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION 41-D, DISCOVERY... more

41D-35-096 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

41D-35-096 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the gold colored solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload against the blackness of space. Subject Terms: SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION 41-D, DISCOVERY... more

41D-35-067 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

41D-35-067 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the gold colored solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload against the blackness of space. Subject Terms: SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION 41-D, DISCOVERY... more

STS064-33-014 - STS-064 - Payload and General Support Computer

STS064-33-014 - STS-064 - Payload and General Support Computer

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Photographic documentation of the Payload and General Support Computer (PGSC) on the Space Shuttle Discovery's flight deck during STS-64. Subject Terms... more

41D-35-094 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

41D-35-094 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the gold colored solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload against the blackness of space. Subject Terms: SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION 41-D, DISCOVERY... more

STS064-33-015 - STS-064 - Payload and General Support Computer

STS064-33-015 - STS-064 - Payload and General Support Computer

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Photographic documentation of the Payload and General Support Computer (PGSC) on the Space Shuttle Discovery's flight deck during STS-64. Subject Terms... more

41D-35-093 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

41D-35-093 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the gold colored solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload against the blackness of space. Subject Terms: SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION 41-D, DISCOVERY... more

51F-115-031 - STS-51F - 51F Shuttle Payload

51F-115-031 - STS-51F - 51F Shuttle Payload

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Photographic documentation of 51F Shuttle Payload. Subject Terms: SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION 51-F, CHALLENGER (ORBITER), PAYLOADS Categories: Payloads Int... more

STS064-31-001 - STS-064 - Payload and General Support Computer

STS064-31-001 - STS-064 - Payload and General Support Computer

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Photographic documentation of the Payload and General Support Computer (PGSC) on the Space Shuttle Discovery's flight deck during STS-64. Subject Terms... more

41D-35-091 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

41D-35-091 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the gold colored solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload against the blackness of space. Subject Terms: SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION 41-D, DISCOVERY... more

41D-35-003 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

41D-35-003 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the gold colored solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload against a cloudy Earth background. Subject Terms: SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION 41-D, DISCOV... more

41D-35-072 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

41D-35-072 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the gold colored solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload against the blackness of space. View is blurred and underexposed. Subject Terms: SPA... more

51F-115-030 - STS-51F - 51F Shuttle Payload

51F-115-030 - STS-51F - 51F Shuttle Payload

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Photographic documentation of 51F Shuttle Payload. Subject Terms: SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION 51-F, CHALLENGER (ORBITER), PAYLOADS Categories: Payloads Int... more

41D-35-089 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

41D-35-089 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the gold colored solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload against the blackness of space. Subject Terms: SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION 41-D, DISCOVERY... more

41D-35-090 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

41D-35-090 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the gold colored solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload against the blackness of space. Subject Terms: SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION 41-D, DISCOVERY... more

41D-35-070 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

41D-35-070 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the gold colored solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload against the blackness of space. Subject Terms: SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION 41-D, DISCOVERY... more

STS064-08-036 - STS-064 - MS Linenger using the Payload and General Support Computer

STS064-08-036 - STS-064 - MS Linenger using the Payload and General Su...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Photographic documentation of Mission Specialist Jerry Linenger using the Payload and General Support Computer (PGSC) on the Space Shuttle Discovery dur... more

S09-14-736 - STS-009 - Payload specialist Merbold performing experiment in Spacelab

S09-14-736 - STS-009 - Payload specialist Merbold performing experimen...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Payload specialist Ulf Merbold carries out one of the experiments in the science module in the Spacelab. Subject Terms: STS-9, Astronauts, Spacelab, Sp... more

41D-35-004 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

41D-35-004 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the gold colored solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload against a cloudy Earth background. Subject Terms: SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION 41-D, DISCOV... more

51F-115-028 - STS-51F - 51F Shuttle Payload

51F-115-028 - STS-51F - 51F Shuttle Payload

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Photographic documentation of 51F Shuttle Payload. Subject Terms: SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION 51-F, CHALLENGER (ORBITER), PAYLOADS Categories: Payloads Int... more

41D-35-073 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

41D-35-073 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the gold colored solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload against the blackness of space. View is blurred and underexposed. Subject Terms: SPA... more

STS064-08-037 - STS-064 - MS Linenger using the Payload and General Support Computer

STS064-08-037 - STS-064 - MS Linenger using the Payload and General Su...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Photographic documentation of Mission Specialist Jerry Linenger using the Payload and General Support Computer (PGSC) on the Space Shuttle Discovery dur... more

41D-35-088 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

41D-35-088 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the gold colored solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload against the blackness of space. Subject Terms: SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION 41-D, DISCOVERY... more

41D-35-068 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

41D-35-068 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the gold colored solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload against the blackness of space. Subject Terms: SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION 41-D, DISCOVERY... more

S09-14-737 - STS-009 - Payload specialist Merbold performing experiment in Spacelab

S09-14-737 - STS-009 - Payload specialist Merbold performing experimen...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Payload specialist Ulf Merbold carries out one of the experiments in the science module in the Spacelab. Subject Terms: STS-9, Astronauts, Spacelab, Sp... more

41D-35-071 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

41D-35-071 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the gold colored solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload against the blackness of space. View is blurred and underexposed. Subject Terms: SPA... more

41D-35-064 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

41D-35-064 - STS-41D - Solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload

The original finding aid described this as: Description: View of the gold colored solar array panels for the OAST-1 payload against the blackness of space. Subject Terms: SPACE SHUTTLE MISSION 41-D, DISCOVERY... more

S35-49-028 - STS-035 - STS-35 payload specialists perform balancing act on OV-102's middeck

S35-49-028 - STS-035 - STS-35 payload specialists perform balancing ac...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Aided by the microgravity environment aboard Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102, STS-35 Payload Specialist Ronald A. Parise balances Payload Specialist ... more

S35-12-024 - STS-035 - STS-35 Payload Specialist Parise sets up SAREX on OV-102's middeck

S35-12-024 - STS-035 - STS-35 Payload Specialist Parise sets up SAREX ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: STS-35 Payload Specialist Ronald A. Parise enters data into the payload and general support computer (PGSC) in preparation for Earth communication via t... more

View of CCTV camera mounted on aft payload bay bulkhead

View of CCTV camera mounted on aft payload bay bulkhead

STS001-08-289 (12-14 April 1981) --- A 250mm Hasselblad view of the left OMS pod and missing tiles. Photo credit: NASA

PORTRAIT - PAYLOAD SPECIALIST OCKELS, WUBBO - JSC

PORTRAIT - PAYLOAD SPECIALIST OCKELS, WUBBO - JSC

S81-33399 (July 1981) --- Wubbo Ockels, ESA payload specialist

OFFICE OF SPACE SCIENCE (OSS)-1 PAYLOAD - KSC

OFFICE OF SPACE SCIENCE (OSS)-1 PAYLOAD - KSC

Views OSS-1 Payload Pallet, vehicle changing and potential experiment being checked out by technicians after its arrival at the Operations & Checkout (O&C) Bldg., 09/18/1981, for the STS-3 Mission ... more

View of the Columbia's open payload bay and the Canadian RMS

View of the Columbia's open payload bay and the Canadian RMS

STS002-12-833 (13 Nov. 1981) --- Clouds over Earth and black sky form the background for this unique photograph from the space shuttle Columbia in Earth orbit. The photograph was shot through the aft flight dec... more

View of the Columbia's open payload bay

View of the Columbia's open payload bay

STS002-13-208 (12-14 Nov. 1981) --- This clear view of the aft section of the Earth-orbiting space shuttle Columbia's cargo bay and some of its cargo was photographed through the flight deck's aft windows. Visi... more

Artist's concept of a solar panel package solar payload

Artist's concept of a solar panel package solar payload

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Afsc Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

A view of a satellite installed in a fairing combined payload

A view of a satellite installed in a fairing combined payload

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Afsc Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

PDP grappled by RMS is positioned above payload bay (PLB) at sunrise

PDP grappled by RMS is positioned above payload bay (PLB) at sunrise

STS003-21-080 (22-30 March 1982) --- Plasma Diagnostics Package (PDP) grappled by remote manipulator system (RMS) end effector is positioned above payload bay (PLB) at sunrise. Photo credit: NASA

Closeups of IECM grappled by RMS and positioned above payload bay (PLB)

Closeups of IECM grappled by RMS and positioned above payload bay (PLB...

STS004-23-119 (27 June-4 July 1982) --- This is a close-up view of the Marshall Space Flight Center-developed Induced Environment Contamination Monitor (IECM), a multi-instrument box designed to check for conta... more

An MX Pathfinder missile re-entry vehicle is transported from the payload assembly building to the integrated test facility

An MX Pathfinder missile re-entry vehicle is transported from the payl...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: A1C Darlene Wilson Release Statu... more

An aerial view of the V-23 Access Tower and Payload Change-out Room (PCR) construction site

An aerial view of the V-23 Access Tower and Payload Change-out Room (P...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Vandenberg Air Force Base State: California (CA) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: TSGT Douglas C. Gruben Release S... more

An artist's concept of an Inertial Upper Stage orbital transfer vehicle with a satellite payload attached as it is released from a space shuttle orbiter. Space Division 1982

An artist's concept of an Inertial Upper Stage orbital transfer vehicl...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Country: Unknown Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Released to Public Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

S09-13-697 - STS-009 - Payload specialist Merbold performing experiment in Spacelab

S09-13-697 - STS-009 - Payload specialist Merbold performing experimen...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Payload specialist Ulf Merbold carries out one of the experiments using the gradient heating facility on the materials science double rack in the scienc... more

S09-13-698 - STS-009 - Payload specialist Merbold performing experiment in Spacelab

S09-13-698 - STS-009 - Payload specialist Merbold performing experimen...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Payload specialist Ulf Merbold carries out one of the experiments using the gradient heating facility on the materials science double rack in the scienc... more

S08-17-2576 - STS-008 - Aft flight deck payload station with personal hygiene kit and supplies

S08-17-2576 - STS-008 - Aft flight deck payload station with personal ...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Aft flight deck documentation shows payload station equipped with personal hygiene kit, towel, and personal hygiene station mirror assembly (ASSY). Sub... more

S09-13-704 - STS-009 - Payload specialist Merbold performing experiment in Spacelab

S09-13-704 - STS-009 - Payload specialist Merbold performing experimen...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Payload specialist Ulf Merbold carries out one of the experiments using the gradient heating facility on the materials science double rack in the scienc... more

S08-19-524 - STS-008 - Aft flight deck onorbit station and payload station documentation

S08-19-524 - STS-008 - Aft flight deck onorbit station and payload sta...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Aft flight deck documentation includes: onorbit station with Investigation of Space Transportation System (STS) Atmospheric Luminosities (ISAL) bracket-... more

S09-13-701 - STS-009 - Payload specialist Merbold performing experiment in Spacelab

S09-13-701 - STS-009 - Payload specialist Merbold performing experimen...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Payload specialist Ulf Merbold carries out one of the experiments using the gradient heating facility on the materials science double rack in the scienc... more

S09-13-700 - STS-009 - Payload specialist Merbold performing experiment in Spacelab

S09-13-700 - STS-009 - Payload specialist Merbold performing experimen...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Payload specialist Ulf Merbold carries out one of the experiments using the gradient heating facility on the materials science double rack in the scienc... more

S08-19-523 - STS-008 - Aft flight deck onorbit station and payload station documentation

S08-19-523 - STS-008 - Aft flight deck onorbit station and payload sta...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Aft flight deck documentation includes: onorbit station with Investigation of Space Transportation System (STS) Atmospheric Luminosities (ISAL) bracket-... more

S09-13-705 - STS-009 - Payload specialist Merbold performing experiment in Spacelab

S09-13-705 - STS-009 - Payload specialist Merbold performing experimen...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Payload specialist Ulf Merbold carries out one of the experiments using the gradient heating facility on the materials science double rack in the scienc... more

S09-13-703 - STS-009 - Payload specialist Merbold performing experiment in Spacelab

S09-13-703 - STS-009 - Payload specialist Merbold performing experimen...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Payload specialist Ulf Merbold carries out one of the experiments using the gradient heating facility on the materials science double rack in the scienc... more

S09-13-702 - STS-009 - Payload specialist Merbold performing experiment in Spacelab

S09-13-702 - STS-009 - Payload specialist Merbold performing experimen...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Payload specialist Ulf Merbold carries out one of the experiments using the gradient heating facility on the materials science double rack in the scienc... more

S08-14-372 - STS-008 - Aft Flight Deck Payload Station documentation

S08-14-372 - STS-008 - Aft Flight Deck Payload Station documentation

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Aft Flight Deck documentation includes onorbit and payload stations' control panels. Ground track map appears above payload station and Detailed Supplem... more

S09-13-699 - STS-009 - Payload specialist Merbold performing experiment in Spacelab

S09-13-699 - STS-009 - Payload specialist Merbold performing experimen...

The original finding aid described this as: Description: Payload specialist Ulf Merbold carries out one of the experiments using the gradient heating facility on the materials science double rack in the scienc... more

PAYLOAD (INDIA SATELLITE [INSAT]) - SHUTTLE

PAYLOAD (INDIA SATELLITE [INSAT]) - SHUTTLE

S83-36307 (2 June 1983) --- INSAT 1-B is being prepared for its trip aboard the space shuttle Challenger and its deployment for geosynchronous orbital duties at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and at NASA'... more

An aerial view of the Integrate, Transfer, and Launch (ITL) and Shuttle Payload Integration Facility (SPIF)

An aerial view of the Integrate, Transfer, and Launch (ITL) and Shuttl...

The original finding aid described this photograph as: Base: Cape Canaveral Air Force Station State: Florida (FL) Country: United States Of America (USA) Scene Camera Operator: Unknown Release Status: Rele... more

Reflected view of the TDRS in the STS-6 Challengers payload bay

Reflected view of the TDRS in the STS-6 Challengers payload bay

STS006-38-844 (4 April 1983) --- The stowed tracking and data relay satellite (TDRS) and its inertial upper stage (IUS) are seen in duplicate in this 70mm frame taken by the STS-6 crew aboard the Earth-orbiting... more

MS Peterson and MS Musgrave in payload bay (PLB) during EVA

MS Peterson and MS Musgrave in payload bay (PLB) during EVA

STS006-10-417 (7 April 1983) --- Astronauts F. Story Musgrave, left, and Donald H. Peterson float about in the cargo bay of the Earth-orbiting space shuttle Challenger during their April 7, 1983, extravehicular... more

STS-8 payload flight test article prior to shipment to KSC

STS-8 payload flight test article prior to shipment to KSC

STS-8 payload flight test article (PFTA) shown prior to shipment to Kennedy Space Center (KSC). The PFTA is designed to simulate the larger cargos scheduled for later flights.

View of the Payload Flight Test Article (PFTA) installed in cargo bay

View of the Payload Flight Test Article (PFTA) installed in cargo bay

View of the Payload Flight Test Article (PFTA) installed into Challenger's cargo bay in the Payload Changeout Room at Pad 39A at the Kennedy Space Center (KSC). The American flag is visible on one side of the P... more

Close up view of the PFTA being lifted out of the payload bay

Close up view of the PFTA being lifted out of the payload bay

STS008-35-1239 (30 Aug.-5 Sept. 1983) --- The space shuttle Challenger?s payload flight test article (PFTA) is lifted from the cargo bay and held over clouds and water on Earth. The 70mm frame was photographed ... more