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[Firing of a rocket to a shipwrecked boat] / Constantinople, Abdullah Frères.

[Firing of a rocket to a shipwrecked boat] / Constantinople, Abdullah ...

Firing the breeches buoy line (lifesaving apparatus), Şile. Title translated from album caption. Captioned in Ottoman Turkish and English. No. 36. No. 651. In album: Ships and naval personnel, Istanbul and Blac... more

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Rocket
Rocket
Rocket
[Exterior view of the rocket station] / Constantinople, Abdullah Frères.

[Exterior view of the rocket station] / Constantinople, Abdullah Frère...

Storage house for the breeches buoy launcher (lifesaving apparatus) at Riva. Title translated from album caption. Captioned in Ottoman Turkish and English. No. 28. No. 646. In album: Ships and naval personnel, ... more

[The rocket house for lifesaving in Riva]

[The rocket house for lifesaving in Riva]

Storage house for the breeches buoy launcher (lifesaving apparatus). Title translated from album caption. Captioned in Ottoman Turkish and French. No. 21. No. 77. In album: Ships, Black Sea lifesaving stations,... more

Rocket
Western front. Preparing a signal rocket

Western front. Preparing a signal rocket

German Military Activities and Personnel

Dr. Robert H. Goddard

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

Robert Goddard with his Double Acting Engine Rocket in 1925

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

Space Ship Takeoff, a Technical Fantasy

Space Ship Takeoff, a Technical Fantasy

1928 WELTRAUM SCHIFFI STARTET EINE TECHNISCHE FANTASIE (SPACE SHIP TAKEOFF, A TECHNICAL FANTASY). ARC Identifier 67908 / Local Identifier 342-USAF-28533. Summary: A German film depicting, through the use of spe... more

German rocket car by Max Valier

German rocket car by Max Valier

Photograph shows Max Valier's German rocket car on display. Title from item.

Fourth Flight of a Liquid Propellant Rocket

Fourth Flight of a Liquid Propellant Rocket

Dr. Robert H. Goddard's rocket is in the tower, ready for the July 17, 1929, test at Auburn, Massachusetts. This was the fourth flight of a liquid-propellant rocket. Rocks were piled on pipes directly under the... more

Dr. Goddard Transports Rocket

Dr. Goddard Transports Rocket

Dr. Robert H. Goddard tows his rocket to the launching tower behind a Model A Ford truck, 15 miles northwest of Roswell, New Mexico. 1930- 1932. Dr. Goddard has been recognized as the "Father of American Rocket... more

Henry Sachs with Robert Goddard's Rocket in New Mexico

Henry Sachs with Robert Goddard's Rocket in New Mexico

Henry Sachs, machinist, is shown with Dr. Robert H. Goddard's rocket used in the first flight at Roswell, New Mexico on December 30, 1930. The rocket attained an altitude of about 2,000 feet and speed of about ... more

Robert Goddard's Rocket After Flight

Robert Goddard's Rocket After Flight

Dr. Robert H. Goddard's rocket after flight in New Mexico on April 19, 1932. Those carrying the rocket are (left to right): Nils Ljungquist, machinist; most likely Charles Mansur, welder; Goddard's brother-in-l... more

Close-up of Gyroscope for Goddard's Rocket

Close-up of Gyroscope for Goddard's Rocket

A close-up of Dr. Robert H. Goddard's gyroscope and associated parts used in the stabilization of the rocket tested April 19, 1932, in New Mexico. The rocket was also painted to show whether revolution about it... more

Dr. Robert Goddard

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

Early Rockets  A-4 (Aggregate-4). Later renamed the V-2 (Vengeance Weapon-2)

Early Rockets A-4 (Aggregate-4). Later renamed the V-2 (Vengeance Wea...

This drawing illustrates the vital dimensions of the A-4 (Aggregate-4). Later renamed the V-2 (Vengeance Weapon-2), the rocket was developed by Dr. Wernher von Braun and the German rocket team at Peenemuende, G... more

JATO Flight Test Crew

JATO Flight Test Crew

(August 12, 1941) Flight test crew for the Jet Assisted Take-Off (JATO) experimental solid rocket booster. It was later refered to as RATO (Rocket Assisted Take-Off). From left to right are: F.S. Miller, J.W. P... more

[Rocket for a bazooka]

[Rocket for a bazooka]

U.S. Army Signal Corps photograph. Title from item.

F6 Karlsborg 1946. I samband med Fc:s (försökscentralens) provskjutningar av Boforsraketer vid Ringanäs, Halmstad erhöll chefen 3. divisionen F6 en kortare utbildning för att sedan utbilda viss personal vid F6, vilket blev det första raketbärande förbandet i flygvapnet. Albumet är en del av en donation från Karl-Axel Hansson, Karlsborg. Förteckning över hela donationen finns i albumet samt som Word-dokument.

F6 Karlsborg 1946. I samband med Fc:s (försökscentralens) provskjutnin...

F6 Karlsborg 1946. I samband med Fc:s (försökscentralens) provskjutningar av Boforsraketer vid Ringanäs, Halmstad erhöll chefen 3. divisionen F6 en kortare utbildning för att sedan utbilda viss personal vid F6,... more

F6 Karlsborg 1947. Raket monterad på flygplan. Albumet är en del av en donation från Karl-Axel Hansson, Karlsborg. Förteckning över hela donationen finns i albumet samt som Word-dokument.

F6 Karlsborg 1947. Raket monterad på flygplan. Albumet är en del av en...

F6 Karlsborg 1947. Raket monterad på flygplan. Albumet är en del av en donation från Karl-Axel Hansson, Karlsborg. Förteckning över hela donationen finns i albumet samt som Word-dokument.

Early Rockets V2 static test

Early Rockets V2 static test

A V-2 rocket is hoisted into a static test facility at White Sands, New Mexico. The German engineers and scientists who developed the V-2 came to the United States at the end of World War II and continued rocke... more

Rocket Research Presentation at the NACA's 1947 Inspection

Rocket Research Presentation at the NACA's 1947 Inspection

Researcher John Sloop briefs visitors on his latest rocket engine research during the 1947 Inspection at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory. The NACA had b... more

Bumper V-2 Launch

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

Nyttårsrakett

Nyttårsrakett

Nyttårsrakett

Hermes A-1 Test Rockets

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

ANIMALS IN ROCKET FLIGHT

ANIMALS IN ROCKET FLIGHT

1952 ARC Identifier 66372 / Local Identifier 342-USAF-21259. Summary: Outtakes of SFP 316. Preparation of monkeys and white mice for flight in the Aerobee Missile at Holloman AFB, 1952. Summary: Reel 1: 1) CU ... more

Bill Kerslake Preparing a Test in the Rocket Laboratory

Bill Kerslake Preparing a Test in the Rocket Laboratory

William Kerslake, a combustion researcher at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory, examines the setup of a transparent rocket in a Rocket Laboratory test cel... more

The First Redstone Rocket Firing

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

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 led by Dr. Wernher von Braun. The Redstone launch photographed here, from November 17, 1954, was the fifth launch of a Redstone rocket. n/a

The first Redstone was fired at Cape Canaveral, Florida on August 20, ...

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 led by Dr. Wernher von Braun. The R... more

High-Energy Propellant Rocket Firing at the Rocket Lab

High-Energy Propellant Rocket Firing at the Rocket Lab

A rocket using high-energy propellant is fired from the Rocket Laboratory at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory. The Rocket Lab was a collection of ten one... more

Lieutenant Colonel John Stapp Demonstrates the Rocket Sled

Lieutenant Colonel John Stapp Demonstrates the Rocket Sled

Howard Hasbrook volunteers for a demonstration of a scaled-down version of Lieutenant Colonel John Stapp’s rocket sled set up in the hangar at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight... more

University of Maryland-Republic Terrapin Sounding Rocket  H121-2681-I(Terrapin)  Model on the Launcher

University of Maryland-Republic Terrapin Sounding Rocket H121-2681-I(...

LAL 95,647 University of Maryland-Republic Terrapin sounding rocket mounted on special launcher, September 21, 1956. Photograph published in A New Dimension Wallops Island Flight Test Range: The First Fifteen ... more

Control Room at the NACA’s Rocket Engine Test Facility

Control Room at the NACA’s Rocket Engine Test Facility

Test engineers monitor an engine firing from the control room of the Rocket Engine Test Facility at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory. The Rocket Engine T... more

Rocket Propellant Talk at the 1957 NACA Lewis Inspection

Rocket Propellant Talk at the 1957 NACA Lewis Inspection

A researcher works a demonstration board in the Rocket Engine Test Facility during the 1957 Inspection of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory in Cleveland, ... more

Five Stage Missile Research Rocket, Wallops Island , 1957

Five Stage Missile Research Rocket, Wallops Island , 1957

**Note also copied and numbered as L90-3749. -- L57-4827 caption: Take off of a five-stage missile research rocket from Wallops Island in 1957. The first two stages propelled the model to about 100,000 feet ... more

McDonnell F4-H1 Airplane Rocket Model

McDonnell F4-H1 Airplane Rocket Model

L57-2809 Rocket model of McDonnell F4-H1 airplane on Terrier launcher with Nike booster, June 17, 1957. Photograph published in A New Dimension Wallops Island Flight Test Range: The First Fifteen Years by Jose... more

Explorer 1 Launch

Explorer 1 Launch

(January 31, 1958) Launch of Jupiter-C/Explorer 1 at Cape Canaveral, Florida on January 31, 1958. After the Russian Sputnik 1 was launched in October 1957, the launching of an American satellite assumed much gr... more

Photograph of Gordon Cooper during Simulated Mercury Redstone Rocket Flight

Photograph of Gordon Cooper during Simulated Mercury Redstone Rocket F...

Original caption: Astronaut Gordon Cooper at console in blockhouse during simulated Mercury Redstone rocket flight. Historical Photograph Files

Jupiter-C, the first American Satellite, Explorer 1 launcher

Jupiter-C, the first American Satellite, Explorer 1 launcher

Launch of Jupiter-C/Explorer 1 at Cape Canaveral, Florida on January 31, 1958. After the Russian Sputnik 1 was launched in October 1957, the launching of an American satellite assumed much greater importance. A... more

Jupiter-C, the first American Satellite, Explorer 1 launcher

Jupiter-C, the first American Satellite, Explorer 1 launcher

Launch of Jupiter-C/Explorer 1 at Cape Canaveral, Florida on January 31, 1958. After the Russian Sputnik 1 was launched in October 1957, the launching of an American satellite assumed much greater importance. A... more

NASA Engineer Examines the Design of a Regeneratively-Cooled Rocket Engine

NASA Engineer Examines the Design of a Regeneratively-Cooled Rocket En...

An engineer at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Lewis Research Center examines a drawing showing the assembly and details of a 20,000-pound thrust regeneratively cooled rocket engine. Th... more

Plum Brook Aerial View

Plum Brook Aerial View

Plum Brook Aerial View - E Site - Missile Stand.

Monkeys - Jupiter Space Shot

Monkeys - Jupiter Space Shot

ARC Identifier 30088 / Local Identifier 111-LC-49268 - Department of Defense. Department of the Army. Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations. U.S. Army Audiovisual Center. (ca. 1974 - 05/15/1984) - ... more

Little Joe Launch Vehicle

Little Joe Launch Vehicle

Launching of the Little Joe launch vehicle on November 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 LJ6... more

Little Joe (LJ6) Launch

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

Photograph of a Scientist Working at a Motherboard next to a Rocket Part at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia

Photograph of a Scientist Working at a Motherboard next to a Rocket Pa...

SCOUT (Solid Controlled Orbital Utility Test) Project Office Files

Photograph of Two Scientists Examining a Rocket Part Related to Project Beacon, at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia

Photograph of Two Scientists Examining a Rocket Part Related to Projec...

SCOUT (Solid Controlled Orbital Utility Test) Project Office Files

Centaur Rocket Engine

Centaur Rocket Engine

The Centaur upper stage rocket being developed in the 1960s at the Propulsion Systems Laboratory at Lewis Research Center, now John H. Glenn Research Center. The Centaur was an ambitious rocket using liquid oxy... more

Photograph of Two Scientists Examining a Part of a Rocket in a Warehouse at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia

Photograph of Two Scientists Examining a Part of a Rocket in a Warehou...

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Photograph of a Rocket being Lifted onto the Launch Structure to be Prepared for Launch at the Wallops Island Launch Area in Virginia

Photograph of a Rocket being Lifted onto the Launch Structure to be Pr...

SCOUT (Solid Controlled Orbital Utility Test) Project Office Files

Photograph of a Scientist Examining a Rocket inside a Warehouse at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia

Photograph of a Scientist Examining a Rocket inside a Warehouse at the...

SCOUT (Solid Controlled Orbital Utility Test) Project Office Files

Photograph of Scientists and Engineers Using a Crane and Other Motor Vehicles in Preparation to Raise a Rocket for Launch at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia

Photograph of Scientists and Engineers Using a Crane and Other Motor V...

SCOUT (Solid Controlled Orbital Utility Test) Project Office Files

Pilot Neil Armstrong with X-15 #1

Pilot Neil Armstrong with X-15 #1

(1960) NASA test pilot Neil Armstrong is seen here next to the X-15 ship #1 (56-6670) after a research flight. The X-15 was a rocket-powered aircraft 50 feet long with a wingspan of 22 feet. It was a missile- s... more

Photograph of a Scientist Examining a Rocket Part Related Project Beacon, at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia

Photograph of a Scientist Examining a Rocket Part Related Project Beac...

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Photograph of Scientists preparing to Lift a Rocket onto the Launch Structure to be Prepared for Launch at the Wallops Island Launch Area in Virginia

Photograph of Scientists preparing to Lift a Rocket onto the Launch St...

SCOUT (Solid Controlled Orbital Utility Test) Project Office Files

Photograph of a Rocket Part Related to Project Beacon

Photograph of a Rocket Part Related to Project Beacon

SCOUT (Solid Controlled Orbital Utility Test) Project Office Files

Photograph of a Rocket Part inside of a Warehouse

Photograph of a Rocket Part inside of a Warehouse

SCOUT (Solid Controlled Orbital Utility Test) Project Office Files

Photograph of a Rocket Part being Lifted onto the Launch Structure to be Prepared for Launch at the Wallops Island Launch Area in Virginia

Photograph of a Rocket Part being Lifted onto the Launch Structure to ...

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Photograph of a Rocket Part being Lifted onto the Launch Structure to be Prepared for Launch on at the Wallops Island Launch Area in Virginia

Photograph of a Rocket Part being Lifted onto the Launch Structure to ...

SCOUT (Solid Controlled Orbital Utility Test) Project Office Files

Photograph of a Scientist Working on a Rocket Part at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia

Photograph of a Scientist Working on a Rocket Part at the Langley Rese...

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Nuclear Energy for Rocket Vehicle Applications (NERVA) program - Research Technology

Nuclear Energy for Rocket Vehicle Applications (NERVA) program - Resea...

Originally investigated in the 1960's by Marshall Space Flight Center plarners as part of the Nuclear Energy for Rocket Vehicle Applications (NERVA) program, nuclear-thermal rocket propulsion has been more rece... more

Photograph of a Rocket being Prepared for Launch at the Wallops Island Launch Area in Virginia

Photograph of a Rocket being Prepared for Launch at the Wallops Island...

SCOUT (Solid Controlled Orbital Utility Test) Project Office Files

Photograph of a Rocket being raised and Prepared for Launch on at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia

Photograph of a Rocket being raised and Prepared for Launch on at the ...

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Photograph of a Scientist Driving a Rocket Part to a Launch Pad at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia

Photograph of a Scientist Driving a Rocket Part to a Launch Pad at the...

SCOUT (Solid Controlled Orbital Utility Test) Project Office Files

Photograph of a Rocket Payload Collar

Photograph of a Rocket Payload Collar

SCOUT (Solid Controlled Orbital Utility Test) Project Office Files

Photograph of a Rocket being Prepared for Launch at the Wallops Island Launch Area in Virginia

Photograph of a Rocket being Prepared for Launch at the Wallops Island...

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Photograph of a Scientist Examining and Adjusting a Rocket Part inside of a Warehouse

Photograph of a Scientist Examining and Adjusting a Rocket Part inside...

SCOUT (Solid Controlled Orbital Utility Test) Project Office Files

Photograph of a Scientist taking a Photograph of a Rocket Part at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia

Photograph of a Scientist taking a Photograph of a Rocket Part at the ...

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Photograph of a Rocket in the Launch Structure at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Viriginia

Photograph of a Rocket in the Launch Structure at the Langley Research...

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Photograph of a Scientist Operating a Vehicle to Transport a Rocket Part inside of a Warehouse

Photograph of a Scientist Operating a Vehicle to Transport a Rocket Pa...

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Photograph of a Rocket Part at the Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia

Photograph of a Rocket Part at the Langley Research Center in Hampton,...

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Saturn I engine test pad - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn I engine test pad - Saturn Apollo Program

Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) was the birthplace of the United States' rocket program. In the early 1960s, most of the rocket development and testing were done at the MSFC. Pictured is an example of what ... more

Saturn Rocket Scale Model in the 8- by 6-Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel

Saturn Rocket Scale Model in the 8- by 6-Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) researchers set up instrumentation on a 0.037- scale model of a Saturn booster in the 8- by 6-Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel at the NASA Lewis Research Center. ... more

Photograph of a Rocket being Lifted onto the Launch Structure to be Prepared for Launch at the Wallops Island Launch Area in Virginia

Photograph of a Rocket being Lifted onto the Launch Structure to be Pr...

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Photograph of a Rocket being Lifted onto the Launch Structure to be Prepared for Launch at the Wallops Island Launch Area in Virginia

Photograph of a Rocket being Lifted onto the Launch Structure to be Pr...

SCOUT (Solid Controlled Orbital Utility Test) Project Office Files

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Photograph of an Man Securing a Rocket Part in the Bed of an Official Vehicle

Photograph of an Man Securing a Rocket Part in the Bed of an Official ...

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First Saturn (SA-1) Launch

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

Photograph of three Scientists Examining and Testing a Rocket Part in a Warehouse

Photograph of three Scientists Examining and Testing a Rocket Part in ...

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Photograph of Five Men Attempting to Secure a Rocket Part to a Vehicle for Transport

Photograph of Five Men Attempting to Secure a Rocket Part to a Vehicle...

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The static firing of a Saturn F-1 engine at the Marshall Space Flight Center's Static Test Stand.  The F-1 engine is a single-start, 1,5000,000 Lb fixed-thrust, bipropellant rocket system. The engine uses liquid oxygen as the oxidizer and RP-1 (kerosene) as fuel. The five-engine cluster used on the first stage of the Saturn V produces 7,500,000 lbs of thrust. n/a

The static firing of a Saturn F-1 engine at the Marshall Space Flight ...

The static firing of a Saturn F-1 engine at the Marshall Space Flight Center's Static Test Stand. The F-1 engine is a single-start, 1,5000,000 Lb fixed-thrust, bipropellant rocket system. The engine uses liqui... more

Photograph of a Ford Truck with Rocket Parts in the Truck Bed Parked in from of Assembly Shop No-4

Photograph of a Ford Truck with Rocket Parts in the Truck Bed Parked i...

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Photograph of Five Men Attempting to Secure a Rocket Part to a Vehicle for Transport

Photograph of Five Men Attempting to Secure a Rocket Part to a Vehicle...

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Ham Launch

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

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

Photograph of a Rocket Part being Transported on a Wagon at the Wallops Island Launch Area in Virginia

Photograph of a Rocket Part being Transported on a Wagon at the Wallop...

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Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn Apollo Program

On October 27, 1961, the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) 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 ballistic traj... more

Researcher Poses with a Nuclear Rocket Model

Researcher Poses with a Nuclear Rocket Model

A researcher at the NASA Lewis Research Center with slide ruler poses with models of the earth and a nuclear-propelled rocket. The Nuclear Engine for Rocket Vehicle Applications (NERVA) was a joint NASA and Ato... more

Launch of Friendship 7

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

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

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

Photograph of a Scientist Using a Tool on a Rocket Part inside of a Warehouse

Photograph of a Scientist Using a Tool on a Rocket Part inside of a Wa...

SCOUT (Solid Controlled Orbital Utility Test) Project Office Files