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STS-127 - LAUNCH

STS-127 - LAUNCH

Description: SEQUENTIAL STILL COVERAGE OF LIFTOFF. FRAME VEHICLE AND LAUNCHER PLUS ONE VEHICLE LENGTH. Item: DD083-39A Date Taken: 7/15/2009 Image Type: DIGITAL STILLS STS127 LAUNCH AND LANDING

Anti-aircraft, Puerto Rico, pre-war

Anti-aircraft, Puerto Rico, pre-war

Title: Anti-aircraft, Puerto Rico, pre-war . .Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie ..Date: 1939..Place: San Juan, Puerto Rico..Physical Description: 1 transparency: film, color; 10 x 13 cm. ..File: ag1982_0... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Freedom Star, one of NASA's solid rocket booster retrieval ships, is docked at Port Canaveral, Florida. The left spent booster from space shuttle Discovery's final launch is being positioned along side the vessel before continuing on to Hangar AF at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.      The shuttle’s two solid rocket booster casings and associated flight hardware are recovered in the Atlantic Ocean after every launch by Liberty Star and Freedom Star. The boosters impact the Atlantic about seven minutes after liftoff and the retrieval ships are stationed about 10 miles from the impact area at the time of splashdown. After the spent segments are processed, they will be transported to Utah, where they will be refurbished and stored, if needed. Photo credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky KSC-2011-1850

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Freedom Star, one of NASA's solid rocket boost...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Freedom Star, one of NASA's solid rocket booster retrieval ships, is docked at Port Canaveral, Florida. The left spent booster from space shuttle Discovery's final launch is being positi... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Crew members of Liberty Star, one of NASA's solid rocket booster retrieval ships, hold on tightly to handle grips as the swells of the Atlantic Ocean cause the vessel to pitch and roll while heading toward the recovery area where the right spent booster splashed down after Discovery's final launch.            The shuttle’s two solid rocket booster casings and associated flight hardware are recovered in the Atlantic Ocean after every launch by Freedom Star and Liberty Star. The boosters impact the Atlantic about seven minutes after liftoff and the retrieval ships are stationed about 10 miles from the impact area at the time of splashdown. After the spent segments are processed, they will be transported to Utah, where they will be refurbished and stored, if needed. Photo credit: NASA/Frank Michaux KSC-2011-1860

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Crew members of Liberty Star, one of NASA's so...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Crew members of Liberty Star, one of NASA's solid rocket booster retrieval ships, hold on tightly to handle grips as the swells of the Atlantic Ocean cause the vessel to pitch and roll w... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Crew members in a skiff from Liberty Star, one of NASA's solid rocket booster retrieval ships, attach a tow rope to the parachute lines from the right spent booster bobbing in the Atlantic Ocean from space shuttle Discovery's final launch.                 The shuttle's two solid rocket booster casings and associated flight hardware are recovered in the Atlantic Ocean after every launch by Freedom Star and Liberty Star. The boosters impact the Atlantic about seven minutes after liftoff and the retrieval ships are stationed about 10 miles from the impact area at the time of splashdown. After the spent segments are processed, they will be transported to Utah, where they will be refurbished and stored, if needed. Photo credit: NASA/Frank Michaux KSC-2011-1870

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Crew members in a skiff from Liberty Star, one...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Crew members in a skiff from Liberty Star, one of NASA's solid rocket booster retrieval ships, attach a tow rope to the parachute lines from the right spent booster bobbing in the Atlant... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – One of the solid rocket booster segments for space shuttle Endeavour's STS-127 mission is in the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for stacking.  The mission is targeted for launch in June.   Photo credit: NASA/Tim Jacobs KSC-2009-1870

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – One of the solid rocket booster segments for sp...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – One of the solid rocket booster segments for space shuttle Endeavour's STS-127 mission is in the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida for stacking. The mis... more

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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

Rocket
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The Solid Rocket Booster Retrieval Ship Freedom Star, with a booster in tow, is docked in Port Canaveral in Florida before continuing on to Hangar AF at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. A cruise ship is seen in the background. The booster was used during space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 launch from NASA Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A on Feb. 24. The shuttle’s two solid rocket booster casings and associated flight hardware are recovered in the Atlantic Ocean after every launch by Liberty Star and Freedom Star.                    The boosters impact the Atlantic about seven minutes after liftoff and the retrieval ships are stationed about 10 miles from the impact area at the time of splashdown.  After the spent segments are processed, they will be transported to Utah, where they will be refurbished and stored, if needed. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2011-1880

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The Solid Rocket Booster Retrieval Ship Freedo...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The Solid Rocket Booster Retrieval Ship Freedom Star, with a booster in tow, is docked in Port Canaveral in Florida before continuing on to Hangar AF at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.... more

[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

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – On Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, workers complete the mating of the two fairing segments around NASA's Kepler spacecraft for encapsulation. The fairing is a molded structure that fits flush with the outside surface of the rocket and forms an aerodynamically smooth nose cone, protecting the spacecraft during launch and ascent. The liftoff of Kepler aboard the Delta II rocket is currently targeted for launch in a window extending 10:49 to 10:52 p.m. EST March 6 from Pad 17-B. Kepler is designed to survey more than 100,000 stars in our galaxy to determine the number of sun-like stars that have Earth-size and larger planets, including those that lie in a star's "habitable zone," a region where liquid water, and perhaps life, could exist. If these Earth-size worlds do exist around stars like our sun, Kepler is expected to be the first to find them and the first to measure how common they are.  Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-2009-1890

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – On Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force ...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – On Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, workers complete the mating of the two fairing segments around NASA's Kepler spacecraft for encapsulation. The fairing i... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The Solid Rocket Booster Retrieval Ship Freedom Star leaves the dock at Hangar AF at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and heads back to its home base at the Turn Basin at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The ship recently retrieved a booster that was used during space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 launch from Kennedy's Launch Pad 39A on Feb. 24. The shuttle’s two solid rocket booster casings and associated flight hardware are recovered in the Atlantic Ocean after every launch by Liberty Star and Freedom Star.      The boosters impact the Atlantic about seven minutes after liftoff and the retrieval ships are stationed about 10 miles from the impact area at the time of splashdown.  After the spent segments are processed, they will be transported to Utah, where they will be refurbished and stored, if needed. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2011-1890

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The Solid Rocket Booster Retrieval Ship Freedo...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The Solid Rocket Booster Retrieval Ship Freedom Star leaves the dock at Hangar AF at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and heads back to its home base at the Turn Basin at NASA's Kennedy ... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Endeavour is secured to a transporter for its move, or "rollover" from Orbiter Processing Facility-2 to the Vehicle Assembly Building (VAB). In the VAB, Endeavour will be lifted into a high bay where it will be attached to its external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters for its final mission, STS-134.      Endeavour and its STS-134 crew will deliver the Express Logistics Carrier-3, Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, a high-pressure gas tank, additional spare parts for Dextre and micrometeoroid debris shields to the International Space Station. Launch is targeted for April 19 at 7:48 p.m. EDT. For more information visit, http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts134/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-2011-1900

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, spa...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, space shuttle Endeavour is secured to a transporter for its move, or "rollover" from Orbiter Processing Facility-2 to the Vehicle Assembly Buil... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – On Launch Pad 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, lifting and mating of a solid rocket booster to the GOES-O Delta IV rocket is scrubbed due to high winds on the pad. GOES–O is one of a series of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites. The multi-mission GOES series N-P will be a vital contributor to weather, solar and space operations and science. NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, are actively engaged in a cooperative program to expand the existing GOES system with the launch of the GOES N-P satellites. Launch of the GOES-O is targeted for no earlier than April 2009.    Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2009-1900

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – On Launch Pad 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force St...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – On Launch Pad 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, lifting and mating of a solid rocket booster to the GOES-O Delta IV rocket is scrubbed due to high winds on the pad. GOES–... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The left spent booster used during space shuttle Discovery's final launch is guided into a hoisting slip at the Solid Rocket Booster Disassembly Facility at Hangar AF on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.        The shuttle's two solid rocket booster casings and associated flight hardware are recovered in the Atlantic Ocean after every launch by Freedom Star and Liberty Star. The boosters impact the Atlantic about seven minutes after liftoff and the retrieval ships are stationed about 10 miles from the impact area at the time of splashdown. After the spent segments are processed, they will be transported to Utah, where they will be refurbished and stored, if needed. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2011-1910

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The left spent booster used during space shutt...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The left spent booster used during space shuttle Discovery's final launch is guided into a hoisting slip at the Solid Rocket Booster Disassembly Facility at Hangar AF on Cape Canaveral A... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Workers install hoisting ropes around the left spent booster used during space shuttle Discovery's final launch at the Solid Rocket Booster Disassembly Facility at Hangar AF on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.          The shuttle's two solid rocket booster casings and associated flight hardware are recovered in the Atlantic Ocean after every launch by Freedom Star and Liberty Star. The boosters impact the Atlantic about seven minutes after liftoff and the retrieval ships are stationed about 10 miles from the impact area at the time of splashdown. After the spent segments are processed, they will be transported to Utah, where they will be refurbished and stored, if needed. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2011-1914

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Workers install hoisting ropes around the left...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Workers install hoisting ropes around the left spent booster used during space shuttle Discovery's final launch at the Solid Rocket Booster Disassembly Facility at Hangar AF on Cape Cana... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – On Launch Pad 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the second of two solid rocket boosters is raised from its transporter. The rocket will be lifted into the mobile service tower and installed on the right side of the Delta IV launch vehicle for the GOES-O spacecraft. GOES–O is one of a series of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites. The multi-mission GOES series N-P will be a vital contributor to weather, solar and space operations and science. NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, are actively engaged in a cooperative program to expand the existing GOES system with the launch of the GOES N-P satellites. Launch of the GOES-O is targeted for no earlier than April 2009.    Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-2009-1914

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – On Launch Pad 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force St...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – On Launch Pad 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the second of two solid rocket boosters is raised from its transporter. The rocket will be lifted into the mobile service ... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Technicians move the work platforms away from a Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne space shuttle main engine, or SSME, hanging above the floor inside the SSME Processing Facility, the engine shop at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  Operations are under way to rotate the engine into a horizontal position on a portable workstand.    The engine is one of the last SSMEs remaining at Kennedy and is being prepared for shipment to NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The first two groups of engines were shipped from Kennedy to Stennis in November 2011 and January 2012 the remaining engines are scheduled to depart on April 9.  Altogether, 15 shuttle-era engines will be stored at Stennis for reuse on NASA’s Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket, under development. Photo credit: NASA/Tim Jacobs KSC-2012-1914

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Technicians move the work platforms away from a...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Technicians move the work platforms away from a Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne space shuttle main engine, or SSME, hanging above the floor inside the SSME Processing Facility, the engine sh... more

Western front. Preparing a signal rocket

Western front. Preparing a signal rocket

German Military Activities and Personnel

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At the Solid Rocket Booster Disassembly Facility at Hangar AF on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the left spent booster, used during space shuttle Discovery's final launch, is lowered onto a tracked dolly for processing.      The shuttle's two solid rocket booster casings and associated flight hardware are recovered in the Atlantic Ocean after every launch by Freedom Star and Liberty Star. The boosters impact the Atlantic about seven minutes after liftoff and the retrieval ships are stationed about 10 miles from the impact area at the time of splashdown. After the spent segments are processed, they will be transported to Utah, where they will be refurbished and stored, if needed. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2011-1919

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At the Solid Rocket Booster Disassembly Facili...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- At the Solid Rocket Booster Disassembly Facility at Hangar AF on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the left spent booster, used during space shuttle Discovery's final launch, ... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – On Launch Pad 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the second of two solid rocket boosters is lowered alongside the Delta IV launch vehicle for the GOES-O spacecraft.  It is being installed on the right side of the rocket.   GOES–O is one of a series of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites. The multi-mission GOES series N-P will be a vital contributor to weather, solar and space operations and science. NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, are actively engaged in a cooperative program to expand the existing GOES system with the launch of the GOES N-P satellites. Launch of the GOES-O is targeted for no earlier than April 2009.    Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-2009-1919

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – On Launch Pad 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force St...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – On Launch Pad 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the second of two solid rocket boosters is lowered alongside the Delta IV launch vehicle for the GOES-O spacecraft. It is... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Technicians secure a Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne space shuttle main engine, or SSME, onto a portable workstand inside the SSME Processing Facility, the engine shop at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  The engine was rotated into a horizontal position with the aid of an engine-handling device attached to a crane.    The engine is one of the last SSMEs remaining at Kennedy and is being prepared for shipment to NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The first two groups of engines were shipped from Kennedy to Stennis in November 2011 and January 2012 the remaining engines are scheduled to depart on April 9.  Altogether, 15 shuttle-era engines will be stored at Stennis for reuse on NASA’s Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket, under development. Photo credit: NASA/Tim Jacobs KSC-2012-1919

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Technicians secure a Pratt and Whitney Rocketdy...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Technicians secure a Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne space shuttle main engine, or SSME, onto a portable workstand inside the SSME Processing Facility, the engine shop at NASA’s Kennedy Spac... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Technicians in the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, prepare to jack crawler-transporter 2, or CT-2, four feet off the floor to facilitate removal of the roller bearing assemblies. After inspections, new assemblies will be installed.      The Ground Systems Development and Operations Program office at Kennedy is overseeing the upgrades to CT-2 so that it can carry NASA’s Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket and new Orion spacecraft to the launch pad. For more than 45 years the crawler-transporters were used to transport the mobile launcher platform and the Apollo-Saturn V rockets and, later, space shuttles to Launch Pads 39A and B. Photo credit: NASA/Charisse Nahser KSC-2013-1919

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Technicians in the Vehicle Assembly Building a...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Technicians in the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, prepare to jack crawler-transporter 2, or CT-2, four feet off the floor to facilitate removal of t... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Workers at the Solid Rocket Booster Disassembly Facility at Hangar AF on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, inspect the left spent booster used during space shuttle Discovery's final launch, after it was lowered onto a tracked dolly for processing.    The shuttle's two solid rocket booster casings and associated flight hardware are recovered in the Atlantic Ocean after every launch by Freedom Star and Liberty Star. The boosters impact the Atlantic about seven minutes after liftoff and the retrieval ships are stationed about 10 miles from the impact area at the time of splashdown. After the spent segments are processed, they will be transported to Utah, where they will be refurbished and stored, if needed. Photo credit: NASA/Jim Grossmann KSC-2011-1920

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Workers at the Solid Rocket Booster Disassembl...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Workers at the Solid Rocket Booster Disassembly Facility at Hangar AF on Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, inspect the left spent booster used during space shuttle Discovery's... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Preparations are under way for the crane to release an engine-handling device used to rotate a Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne space shuttle main engine, or SSME, into a horizontal position inside the SSME Processing Facility, the engine shop at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  The engine is secured on a portable workstand before being transferred into a transportation canister.    The engine is one of the last SSMEs remaining at Kennedy and is being prepared for shipment to NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The first two groups of engines were shipped from Kennedy to Stennis in November 2011 and January 2012 the remaining engines are scheduled to depart on April 9.  Altogether, 15 shuttle-era engines will be stored at Stennis for reuse on NASA’s Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket, under development. Photo credit: NASA/Tim Jacobs KSC-2012-1920

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Preparations are under way for the crane to rel...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Preparations are under way for the crane to release an engine-handling device used to rotate a Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne space shuttle main engine, or SSME, into a horizontal position ... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Technicians in the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, are preparing to jack crawler-transporter 2, or CT-2, four feet off the floor to facilitate removal of the roller bearing assemblies. After inspections, new assemblies will be installed.      The Ground Systems Development and Operations Program office at Kennedy is overseeing the upgrades to CT-2 so that it can carry NASA’s Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket and new Orion spacecraft to the launch pad. For more than 45 years the crawler-transporters were used to transport the mobile launcher platform and the Apollo-Saturn V rockets and, later, space shuttles to Launch Pads 39A and B. Photo credit: NASA/Charisse Nahser KSC-2013-1920

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Technicians in the Vehicle Assembly Building a...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Technicians in the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, are preparing to jack crawler-transporter 2, or CT-2, four feet off the floor to facilitate remova... more

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

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – On Launch Pad 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the second of two solid rocket boosters is being installed on the right side of the Delta IV launch vehicle for the GOES-O spacecraft. GOES–O is one of a series of Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites. The multi-mission GOES series N-P will be a vital contributor to weather, solar and space operations and science. NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, or NOAA, are actively engaged in a cooperative program to expand the existing GOES system with the launch of the GOES N-P satellites. Launch of the GOES-O is targeted for no earlier than April 2009.    Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-2009-1920

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – On Launch Pad 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force St...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – On Launch Pad 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, the second of two solid rocket boosters is being installed on the right side of the Delta IV launch vehicle for the GOES-O... 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

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.

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

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

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

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Technicians in the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, are jacking crawler-transporter 2, or CT-2, four feet off the floor to facilitate removal of the roller bearing assemblies. After inspections, new assemblies will be installed.      The Ground Systems Development and Operations Program office at Kennedy is overseeing the upgrades to CT-2 so that it can carry NASA’s Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket and new Orion spacecraft to the launch pad. For more than 45 years the crawler-transporters were used to transport the mobile launcher platform and the Apollo-Saturn V rockets and, later, space shuttles to Launch Pads 39A and B. Photo credit: NASA/Charisse Nahser KSC-2013-1930

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Technicians in the Vehicle Assembly Building a...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Technicians in the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, are jacking crawler-transporter 2, or CT-2, four feet off the floor to facilitate removal of the r... 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

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

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

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – On Launch Pad 39B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a crane is being used to remove the 80-foot lightning mast from the top of the fixed service structure.  The mast is no longer needed with the erection of the three lightning towers around the pad.  Pad 39B will be the site of the first Ares vehicle launch, including the Ares I-X test flight that is targeted for July 2009.  The three new lightning towers are 500 feet tall with an additional 100-foot fiberglass mast atop supporting a wire catenary system.  This improved lightning protection system allows for the taller height of the Ares I rocket compared to the space shuttle.  Photo credit: NASA/Amanda Diller KSC-2009-1940

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – On Launch Pad 39B at NASA's Kennedy Space Cente...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – On Launch Pad 39B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a crane is being used to remove the 80-foot lightning mast from the top of the fixed service structure. The mast is no longer... 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

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The Solid Rocket Booster Retrieval Ship Freedom Star delivers a spent shuttle booster to workers at Hangar AF at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The booster was used during space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 launch from NASA Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A on Feb. 24. The shuttle’s two solid rocket booster casings and associated flight hardware are recovered in the Atlantic Ocean after every launch by Freedom Star and Liberty Star. The boosters impact the Atlantic about seven minutes after liftoff and the retrieval ships are stationed about 10 miles from the impact area at the time of splashdown.  After the spent segments are processed, they will be transported to Utah, where they will be refurbished and stored, if needed. Photo credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky KSC-2011-1940

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The Solid Rocket Booster Retrieval Ship Freedo...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The Solid Rocket Booster Retrieval Ship Freedom Star delivers a spent shuttle booster to workers at Hangar AF at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The booster was used during ... 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.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – On Launch Pad 39B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the 80-foot lightning mast removed from the top of the fixed service structure (behind it) is lowered onto the pad surface. The mast is no longer needed with the erection of the three lightning towers around the pad.  Pad 39B will be the site of the first Ares vehicle launch, including the Ares I-X test flight that is targeted for July 2009.  The three new lightning towers are 500 feet tall with an additional 100-foot fiberglass mast atop supporting a wire catenary system.  This improved lightning protection system allows for the taller height of the Ares I rocket compared to the space shuttle.  Photo credit: NASA/Amanda Diller KSC-2009-1945

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – On Launch Pad 39B at NASA's Kennedy Space Cente...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – On Launch Pad 39B at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, the 80-foot lightning mast removed from the top of the fixed service structure (behind it) is lowered onto the pad surface. Th... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne space shuttle main engine, or SSME, is aligned with a transportation canister in the Orbiter Processing Facility-3 engine shop at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The engine is the last to be packed for shipment to NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.     The first two groups of engines were shipped from Kennedy to Stennis in November 2011 and January 2012, and the remaining engines are scheduled to depart on April 9. Altogether, 15 shuttle-era engines will be stored at Stennis for reuse on NASA’s Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket, under development. Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston KSC-2012-1945

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne space shuttle m...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne space shuttle main engine, or SSME, is aligned with a transportation canister in the Orbiter Processing Facility-3 engine shop at NASA's Kennedy Space Cent... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Crew members in a skiff from Liberty Star, one of NASA's solid rocket booster retrieval ships, usher a spent shuttle booster to Hangar AF at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. The booster was used during space shuttle Discovery's STS-133 launch from NASA Kennedy Space Center's Launch Pad 39A on Feb. 24. The shuttle’s two solid rocket booster casings and associated flight hardware are recovered in the Atlantic Ocean after every launch by Freedom Star and Liberty Star. The boosters impact the Atlantic about seven minutes after liftoff and the retrieval ships are stationed about 10 miles from the impact area at the time of splashdown.  After the spent segments are processed, they will be transported to Utah, where they will be refurbished and stored, if needed. Photo credit: NASA/Ben Smegelsky KSC-2011-1945

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Crew members in a skiff from Liberty Star, one...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Crew members in a skiff from Liberty Star, one of NASA's solid rocket booster retrieval ships, usher a spent shuttle booster to Hangar AF at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. ... more

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

Early Rockets: V-2 rocket takes flight at White Sands, New Mexico, in 1946.

Early Rockets: V-2 rocket takes flight at White Sands, New Mexico, in ...

A V-2 rocket takes flight at White Sands, New Mexico, in 1946. The German engineers and scientists who developed the V-2 came to the United States at the end of World War II and continued rocket testing under t... 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

At a 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Center Director Roy Bridges (left) receives a plaque from committee chairman Ed Gormel. The plaque has a photo of the first rocket launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFSj) and an anniversary patch below it that was flown on STS-99. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala, hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association, featured such speakers as Center Director Roy Bridges; Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. Roger DeKok; and the Honorable David Weldon, U.S. representative of Florida’s 15th Congressional District KSC00pp0926

At a 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years...

At a 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Center Director Roy Bridges (left) receives a plaque from committee chairman Ed Gormel. ... more

Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. Roger DeKok (left) receives a commemorative plaque from Ed Gormel, committee chairman for the 50th anniversary gala that capped a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala was hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association KSC00pp0931

Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. Roger DeKok (left) r...

Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. Roger DeKok (left) receives a commemorative plaque from Ed Gormel, committee chairman for the 50th anniversary gala that capped a year-long celebration of 50 ye... more

Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. Roger DeKok (left) receives a commemorative plaque from Ed Gormel, committee chairman for the 50th anniversary gala that capped a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala was hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association KSC-00pp0931

Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. Roger DeKok (left) r...

Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. Roger DeKok (left) receives a commemorative plaque from Ed Gormel, committee chairman for the 50th anniversary gala that capped a year-long celebration of 50 ye... more

At the 50th anniversary gala that capped a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, gala chairman Ed Gormel (left) presents a plaque to Capt. Harry Sheffield, Commander, Naval Ordnance Test Unit, Cape Canaveral. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala was hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association KSC00pp0932

At the 50th anniversary gala that capped a year-long celebration of 50...

At the 50th anniversary gala that capped a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, gala chairman Ed Gormel (left) presents a plaque to Capt. Harry Sheffield, ... more

At a 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Center Director Roy Bridges (left) receives a plaque from committee chairman Ed Gormel. The plaque has a photo of the first rocket launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station (CCAFSj) and an anniversary patch below it that was flown on STS-99. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala, hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association, featured such speakers as Center Director Roy Bridges; Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. Roger DeKok; and the Honorable David Weldon, U.S. representative of Florida’s 15th Congressional District KSC-00pp0926

At a 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years...

At a 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Center Director Roy Bridges (left) receives a plaque from committee chairman Ed Gormel. ... more

Jay Barbree, a renowned NBC broadcaster and author, emcees the 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala was hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association KSC-00pp0930

Jay Barbree, a renowned NBC broadcaster and author, emcees the 50th an...

Jay Barbree, a renowned NBC broadcaster and author, emcees the 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The first launch at CCA... more

Mercury Project

Mercury Project

A Mercury-Redstone launch vehicle awaits test-firing in the Redstone Test Stand during the late 1950s. Between 1953 and 1960, the rocket team at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama performed hundreds of tes... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- In the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, workers disconnect shuttle Endeavour from its transport. An attached overhead crane will lift the spacecraft into a high bay where it will be attached to the waiting external fuel tank and solid rocket boosters.              Endeavour and its STS-134 crew will deliver the Express Logistics Carrier-3, Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, a high-pressure gas tank, additional spare parts for Dextre and micrometeoroid debris shields to the International Space Station. Endeavour's final launch is targeted for April 19 at 7:48 p.m. EDT. For more information visit, http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/shuttle/shuttlemissions/sts134/index.html. Photo credit: NASA/Jack Pfaller KSC-2011-1950

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- In the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Ken...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- In the Vehicle Assembly Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida, workers disconnect shuttle Endeavour from its transport. An attached overhead crane will lift the spacecraft i... more

A 50th Anniversary Ceremony was held today in honor of the first rocket launch, called Bumper 8, from Pad 3 at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. Members of the original Bumper 8 team reconvene at the ceremony with a Bumper 8 model rocket. The model was later launched as part of the festivities. Other activities included presentation of a Bumper Award to the Honorable George Kirkpatrick, State Senator, District 5; remarks by Center Director Roy Bridges and Commander, 45th Space Wing, Brig. Gen. Donald Pettit; and a reception at Hangar C. Bumper consisted of a German V-2 missile acting as the booster and a U.S. Army WAC Corporal rocket as the second stage. Since 1950 there have been a total of 3,245 launches from Cape Canaveral KSC00pp0972

A 50th Anniversary Ceremony was held today in honor of the first rocke...

A 50th Anniversary Ceremony was held today in honor of the first rocket launch, called Bumper 8, from Pad 3 at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. Members of the original Bumper 8 team reconvene at the ceremony wi... more

Posing for a photograph during the 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station are Center Director Roy Bridges (left) and renowned NBC broadcaster, author and emcee Jay Barbree. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala was hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association KSC00pp0929

Posing for a photograph during the 50th anniversary gala capping a yea...

Posing for a photograph during the 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station are Center Director Roy Bridges (left) and renowned ... more

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Jeff Huie of Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne watches as the last of the space shuttle main engines disappears into a transportation canister in the Orbiter Processing Facility-3 engine shop at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The engine was packed for shipment to NASA's Stennis Space Center in Mississippi.      The first two groups of engines were shipped from Kennedy to Stennis in November 2011 and January 2012, and the remaining engines are scheduled to depart on April 9. Altogether, 15 shuttle-era engines will be stored at Stennis for reuse on NASA’s Space Launch System heavy-lift rocket, under development. Photo credit: NASA/Cory Huston KSC-2012-1950

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Jeff Huie of Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne watc...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Jeff Huie of Pratt and Whitney Rocketdyne watches as the last of the space shuttle main engines disappears into a transportation canister in the Orbiter Processing Facility-3 engine shop... more

At a 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. Roger DeKok; Commander, 45th Space Wing, Brig. Gen. Donald Pettit; and U.S. representative of Florida’s 15th Congressional District, David Weldon gather for a discussion. They were speakers at the gala. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala was hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association KSC00pp0928

At a 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years...

At a 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. Roger DeKok; Commander, 45th Sp... 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

At a 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Chris Bailey (left), president of the AFA Cape Canaveral Chapter, receives a rocket model from Maxwell King (right), former president of Brevard Community College. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala, hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association, featured such speakers as Center Director Roy Bridges; Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. Roger DeKok; and the Honorable David Weldon, U.S. representative of Florida’s 15<sup>th</sup> Congressional District KSC-00pp0927

At a 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration ...

At a 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Chris Bailey (left), president of the AFA Cape Canaveral Chapter, rece... more

At a 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Chris Bailey (left), president of the AFA Cape Canaveral Chapter, receives a rocket model from Maxwell King (right), former president of Brevard Community College. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala, hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association, featured such speakers as Center Director Roy Bridges; Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. Roger DeKok; and the Honorable David Weldon, U.S. representative of Florida’s 15<sup>th</sup> Congressional District KSC00pp0927

At a 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration ...

At a 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Chris Bailey (left), president of the AFA Cape Canaveral Chapter, rece... more

A 50th Anniversary Ceremony was held today in honor of the first rocket launch, called Bumper 8, from Pad 3 at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. Members of the original Bumper 8 team reconvene at the ceremony with a Bumper 8 model rocket. The model was later launched as part of the festivities. Other activities included presentation of a Bumper Award to the Honorable George Kirkpatrick, State Senator, District 5; remarks by Center Director Roy Bridges and Commander, 45th Space Wing, Brig. Gen. Donald Pettit; and a reception at Hangar C. Bumper consisted of a German V-2 missile acting as the booster and a U.S. Army WAC Corporal rocket as the second stage. Since 1950 there have been a total of 3,245 launches from Cape Canaveral KSC-00pp0972

A 50th Anniversary Ceremony was held today in honor of the first rocke...

A 50th Anniversary Ceremony was held today in honor of the first rocket launch, called Bumper 8, from Pad 3 at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. Members of the original Bumper 8 team reconvene at the ceremony wi... more

A 50th Anniversary Ceremony was held today in honor of the first rocket launch, called Bumper 8, from Pad 3 at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. Among the activities was the launch of a Bumper 8 model rocket (seen here), presentation of a Bumper Award to the Honorable George Kirkpatrick, State Senator, District 5; remarks by Center Director Roy Bridges and Commander, 45th Space Wing, Brig. Gen. Donald Pettit; and a reception at Hangar C. Bumper consisted of a German V-2 missile acting as the booster and a U.S. Army WAC Corporal rocket as the second stage. Since 1950 there have been a total of 3,245 launches from Cape Canaveral KSC-00pp0970

A 50th Anniversary Ceremony was held today in honor of the first rocke...

A 50th Anniversary Ceremony was held today in honor of the first rocket launch, called Bumper 8, from Pad 3 at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. Among the activities was the launch of a Bumper 8 model rocket (se... more

A 50th Anniversary Ceremony was held today in honor of the first rocket launch, called Bumper 8, from Pad 3 at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. Among the activities was the launch of a Bumper 8 model rocket (seen here), presentation of a Bumper Award to the Honorable George Kirkpatrick, State Senator, District 5; remarks by Center Director Roy Bridges and Commander, 45th Space Wing, Brig. Gen. Donald Pettit; and a reception at Hangar C. Bumper consisted of a German V-2 missile acting as the booster and a U.S. Army WAC Corporal rocket as the second stage. Since 1950 there have been a total of 3,245 launches from Cape Canaveral KSC00pp0970

A 50th Anniversary Ceremony was held today in honor of the first rocke...

A 50th Anniversary Ceremony was held today in honor of the first rocket launch, called Bumper 8, from Pad 3 at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. Among the activities was the launch of a Bumper 8 model rocket (se... more

A 50th Anniversary Ceremony was held today in honor of the first rocket launch, called Bumper 8, from Pad 3 at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. Members of the original Bumper 8 team reconvene at the ceremony with a Bumper 8 model rocket. The model was later launched as part of the festivities. Other activities included presentation of a Bumper Award to the Honorable George Kirkpatrick, State Senator, District 5; remarks by Center Director Roy Bridges and Commander, 45th Space Wing, Brig. Gen. Donald Pettit; and a reception at Hangar C. Bumper consisted of a German V-2 missile acting as the booster and a U.S. Army WAC Corporal rocket as the second stage. Since 1950 there have been a total of 3,245 launches from Cape Canaveral KSC00pp0971

A 50th Anniversary Ceremony was held today in honor of the first rocke...

A 50th Anniversary Ceremony was held today in honor of the first rocket launch, called Bumper 8, from Pad 3 at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. Members of the original Bumper 8 team reconvene at the ceremony wi... more

At a 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. Roger DeKok; Commander, 45th Space Wing, Brig. Gen. Donald Pettit; and U.S. representative of Florida’s 15th Congressional District, David Weldon gather for a discussion. They were speakers at the gala. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala was hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association KSC-00pp0928

At a 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years...

At a 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Vice Commander, Air Force Space Command, Lt. Gen. Roger DeKok; Commander, 45th Sp... more

At the 50th anniversary gala that capped a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, gala chairman Ed Gormel (left) presents a plaque to Capt. Harry Sheffield, Commander, Naval Ordnance Test Unit, Cape Canaveral. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala was hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association KSC-00pp0932

At the 50th anniversary gala that capped a year-long celebration of 50...

At the 50th anniversary gala that capped a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, gala chairman Ed Gormel (left) presents a plaque to Capt. Harry Sheffield, ... more

Posing for a photograph during the 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station are Center Director Roy Bridges (left) and renowned NBC broadcaster, author and emcee Jay Barbree. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala was hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association KSC-00pp0929

Posing for a photograph during the 50th anniversary gala capping a yea...

Posing for a photograph during the 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station are Center Director Roy Bridges (left) and renowned ... more

A 50th Anniversary Ceremony was held today in honor of the first rocket launch, called Bumper 8, from Pad 3 at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. Members of the original Bumper 8 team reconvene at the ceremony with a Bumper 8 model rocket. The model was later launched as part of the festivities. Other activities included presentation of a Bumper Award to the Honorable George Kirkpatrick, State Senator, District 5; remarks by Center Director Roy Bridges and Commander, 45th Space Wing, Brig. Gen. Donald Pettit; and a reception at Hangar C. Bumper consisted of a German V-2 missile acting as the booster and a U.S. Army WAC Corporal rocket as the second stage. Since 1950 there have been a total of 3,245 launches from Cape Canaveral KSC-00pp0971

A 50th Anniversary Ceremony was held today in honor of the first rocke...

A 50th Anniversary Ceremony was held today in honor of the first rocket launch, called Bumper 8, from Pad 3 at Cape Canaveral on July 24, 1950. Members of the original Bumper 8 team reconvene at the ceremony wi... more

Jay Barbree, a renowned NBC broadcaster and author, emcees the 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The first launch at CCAFS took place at 9:28 a.m. on July 24, 1950, with the liftoff of Bumper 8 from Launch Complex 3. The gala was hosted by the Cape Canaveral Chapter Air Force Association KSC00pp0930

Jay Barbree, a renowned NBC broadcaster and author, emcees the 50th an...

Jay Barbree, a renowned NBC broadcaster and author, emcees the 50th anniversary gala capping a year-long celebration of 50 years of rocket launches from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The first launch at CCA... 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

Jupiter rocket - Early Rockets

Jupiter rocket - Early Rockets

The Jupiter rocket was designed and developed by the Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA). ABMA launched the Jupiter-A at Cape Canaveral, Florida, on March 1, 1957. The Jupiter vehicle was a direct derivative o... 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

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