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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

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

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

Ham Launch

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

The Launch of Mercury-Redstone

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

Launch of Friendship 7

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

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

SCOUT (Solid Controlled Orbital Utility Test) Project Office Files

View of the liftoff of Little Joe II

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

Gemini 8 Launched by Titan Booster

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

Gemini-Titan 11 Launch

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

Workers at Cape Kennedy watched a Saturn 1B lift off

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

Apollo Project - Liftoff of Lunar Orbiter III

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

Apollo 11 Launched Via Saturn V Rocket

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

Thousands of News Reporters Watch Apollo 11 Lift Off

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

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

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

Liftoff of the Apollo 11 lunar landing mission

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

STS-1 Launch

Full Description: The April 12 launch at Pad 39A of STS-1, just seconds past 7 a.m., carries astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen into an Earth orbital mission scheduled to last for 54 hours, ending with un... more

Mars Climate Orbiter

(December 11, 1998) ..Image # : KSC-98PC-1838

Lunar Prospector

Description: KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FLA. - NASA's Lunar Prospector spacecraft launched successfully on its way to the Moon from Launch Complex 46 (LC46) at Cape Canaveral Air Station on January 6 at 9:38 p.m. ES... more

STS-96 Launch

(May 27, 1999) This spectacular photo is of the May 27, 1999 liftoff of the Orbiter Discovery (STS-96). The STS-96 mission, of almost 10 days, was the second International Space Station (ISS) assembly and resup... more

Delta II rocket - ICESat and CHIPSat

Description: VANDENBERG AFB, Calif. -- A Boeing Delta II rocket soars above the clouds here today at Vandenberg AFB, Calif. The NASA payload aboard the rocket are the ICESat, an Ice Cloud and land Elevation Sat... more

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) Launches

Description NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) launches at 7:43 a.m. EDT atop a Lockheed Martin Atlas V rocket from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Aug. 12. All systems... more

Kepler Launches

Description: A Delta II rocket carrying NASA's Kepler spacecraft rises through the exhaust cloud created by the firing of the rocket's engines. Liftoff was on time at 10:49 p.m. EST. Photo credit: NASA/Regina M... more

Delta Liftoff

Description: The United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket carrying the Space Tracking and Surveillance System - Demonstrator spacecraft leaps into the sky from Launch Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.... more

...And the Atlas V Clears the Tower

Description: The Atlas V/Centaur rocket climbs up and away from Launch Complex 41 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Safely tucked inside the protective payload fairing are NASA's Lunar Reconnaissa... more

Soaring Spaceward

Description: A Delta IV rocket soars into the sky with the GOES-O satellite aboard despite the attempts of Florida's typical seasonal weather to thwart the launch. Liftoff was at 6:51 p.m. EDT from Launch Compl... more

GRAIL, 2011

GRAIL: Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory..Image credit: Thom Baur/United Launch Alliance.September 10, 2011..Description NASA's twin GRAIL spacecraft begin their journey to the moon atop a United Launch ... more

Spirit Launch

Description: A trail of smoke is all that identifies the Delta II rocket with the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit aboard as it hurtles into space. Liftoff occurred on time at 1:58 p.m. EDT from Launch Complex 17-... more