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500 dollars reward. Stop thief. Last night between ten & eleven o'clock, absconded from the schooner John of New-York, lying at Rockets a negro man named Jack Alford ... Ezra Sampson, Jr. Richmond, July 7, 1810.

500 dollars reward. Stop thief. Last night between ten & eleven o'cloc...

Imprint 2.; Reward.; On folder : M.C. # 09-82-038. 378. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Por... more

Auction valuable property. On Wednesday the 23d inst. at 4 o'clock in the afternoon, precisely, will be sold. house and lot, situated at Rockets, adjoining the property of Mr. Ellis. It is a comfortable dwelling house, and has a good garden spot

Auction valuable property. On Wednesday the 23d inst. at 4 o'clock in ...

Imprint 3.; on folder : M.C. # 09-82-038.372 Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 183, Folder 2.

Mr. Golightly, bound to California

Mr. Golightly, bound to California

Caricature of man riding on rocket with items to sell to gold miners. Copyright by A. Donnely. Landauer Collection of Aeronautical Prints and Drawings.

[The firing of the rockets at Şile]

[The firing of the rockets at Şile]

Group of uniformed men look on as one lights a small rocket to send breeches buoy line into the water. Captioned in Ottoman Turkish and French. Title translated from album caption. No. 26. No. 84. In album: Shi... more

Dr. Robert Goddard at Clark University

Dr. Robert Goddard at Clark University

Full Description: Dr. Robert H. Goddard at a blackboard at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, in 1924. Goddard began teaching physics in 1914 at Clark and in 1923 was named the Director of the Physic... more

First Flight of a Liquid Propellant Rocket

First Flight of a Liquid Propellant Rocket

Dr. Robert H. Goddard and a liquid oxygen-gasoline rocket in the frame from which it was fired on March 16, 1926, at Auburn, Massachusetts. From 1930 to 1941, Dr. Goddard made substantial progress in the develo... more

Early Rockets - Dr. Goddard's 1926 rocket configuration

Early Rockets - Dr. Goddard's 1926 rocket configuration

Dr. Goddard's 1926 rocket configuration. Dr. Goddard's liquid oxygen-gasoline rocket was fired on March 16, 1926, at Auburn, Massachusetts. It flew for only 2.5 seconds, climbed 41 feet, and landed 184 feet awa... more

Early Rockets. Dr. Robert H. Goddard and liquid oxygen-gasoline rocket.

Early Rockets. Dr. Robert H. Goddard and liquid oxygen-gasoline rocket...

Dr. Robert H. Goddard and liquid oxygen-gasoline rocket in the frame from which it was fired on March 16, 1926, at Auburn, Mass. It flew for only 2.5 seconds, climbed 41 feet, and landed 184 feet away in a cabb... more

Robert Goddard's Tower and Shelter at Camp Devens

Robert Goddard's Tower and Shelter at Camp Devens

Dr. Robert H. Goddard's tower and shelter at the Army artillery range at Camp Devens, in Ayer, Massachusetts in the winter of 1929-1930. Goddard originally began testing rockets on his aunt's farm in Auburn, Ma... more

Goddard's Rocket as seen from the Launching Tower

Goddard's Rocket as seen from the Launching Tower

Col. Charles A. Lindbergh took this picture of Dr. Robert H. Goddard's rocket looking down the launching tower on September 23, 1935 in Roswell, New Mexico. In 1935 Goddard launched the A-series of tests on roc... more

Early Rockets -  Hermes A-1 rocket was designed by the U. S. Army after capturing the V-2

Early Rockets - Hermes A-1 rocket was designed by the U. S. Army afte...

The Hermes A-1 rocket was designed by the U. S. Army after capturing the V-2 rocket from the German army at the conclusion of the Second World War. The Hermes A-1 is a modified V-2 rocket; it utilized the Germa... more

Early Rockets - V-2 rocket emerges from its camouflaged shelter

Early Rockets - V-2 rocket emerges from its camouflaged shelter

In this undated file photo, probably from World War II, a V-2 rocket emerges from its camouflaged shelter. The team of German engineers and scientists who developed the V-2 came to the United States after World... 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

Early Rockets - Aggregate-4 (A-4) illustrates the dimensions and internal workings of the rocket. Later renamed the V-2

Early Rockets - Aggregate-4 (A-4) illustrates the dimensions and inter...

This German cutaway drawing of the Aggregate-4 (A-4) illustrates the dimensions and internal workings of the rocket. Later renamed the V-2, the rocket was developed by Dr. Wernher von Braun and the German Rocke... more

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

Early Rockets - A-4 (Aggregate-4) rocket. Later renamed the V-2 (Venge...

The cutaway drawing of the A-4 (Aggregate-4) rocket. Later renamed the V-2 (Vengeance Weapon-2), The rocket was developed by Dr. Wernher von Braun and the German rocket team at Peenemuende, Germany on the Balti... more

Goddard rocket in launching tower at Roswell, New Mexico

Goddard rocket in launching tower at Roswell, New Mexico

Goddard rocket in launching tower at Roswell, New Mexico, March 21, 1940. Fuel was injected by pumps from the fueling platform at left. From 1930 to 1941, Dr. Goddard made substantial progress in the developmen... more

Early Rockets: German technicians wire vehicles for mobile V-2 batteries

Early Rockets: German technicians wire vehicles for mobile V-2 batteri...

In this photograph from the fall of 1943, German technicians wire vehicles for mobile V-2 batteries in an abandoned railroad turnel in the Rhineland. The team of German engineers and scientists who developed th... more

40x80ft wind tunnel testing of a modification to a A-26B airplane (rockets, bomb and wing) ARC-1943-A-8052

40x80ft wind tunnel testing of a modification to a A-26B airplane (roc...

40x80ft wind tunnel testing of a modification to a A-26B airplane (rockets, bomb and wing)

40x80ft wind tunnel testing of a modification to a Douglas A-26B Invader airplane (rockets, bomb and wing) ARC-1943-A-8051

40x80ft wind tunnel testing of a modification to a Douglas A-26B Invad...

40x80ft wind tunnel testing of a modification to a Douglas A-26B Invader airplane (rockets, bomb and wing)

Early Rockets: German technicians stack the various stages of the V-2 rocket

Early Rockets: German technicians stack the various stages of the V-2 ...

German technicians stack the various stages of the V-2 rocket in this undated photograph. The team of German engineers and scientists who developed the V-2 came to the United States at the end of World War II a... more

Firing rockets on Balikpapan beach, Borneo, making two runs. 20,000 rockets were fired by units of the 7th Fleet preceding landing by Australian forces F-Day

Firing rockets on Balikpapan beach, Borneo, making two runs. 20,000 ro...

View from U.S. battleship showing bombs in air. Official U.S. Navy photo. No. USN 259728.

Pilotless Aircraft Research Division

Pilotless Aircraft Research Division

Description (June 27, 1945) The launching of the first rocket at the NACA's Wallop's Island Facility on June 27, 1945. Joseph Shortal described this launch as follows: "The initial operations on June 27, 1945 o... 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

Rockets or JATO Jet Assisted Take Off Units

Rockets or JATO Jet Assisted Take Off Units

Rockets or JATO Jet Assisted Take Off Units at the High Pressure Combustion Facility. Such engines were often used during the 1940s-1960s to boost heavily-laden aircraft off the ground.

Rockets or JATO Jet Assisted Take Off Units

Rockets or JATO Jet Assisted Take Off Units

Description (March 19, 1946) Rockets or JATO Jet Assisted Take Off Units at the High Pressure Combustion Facility. Such engines were often used during the 1940s-1960s to boost heavily-laden aircraft off the ground.

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

Early Rockets

Early Rockets

Test firing of a Redstone Missile at Redstone Test Stand in the early 1950's. The Redstone was a high-accuracy, liquid-propelled, surface-to-surface missile developed by the von Braun Team under the management ... more

Early Rockets

Early Rockets

Bumper Wac liftoff at the Long Range Proving Ground located at Cape Canaveral, Florida. At White Sands, New Mexico, the German rocket team experimented with a two-stage rocket called Bumper Wac, which intended ... more

Early Rockets

Early Rockets

A Bumper Wac, a combination the V-2 rocket with a WAC Corporal upper stage, awaits launch on July 24, 1950. It was the eighth in the Bumper Project and the vehicle reached the altitude of 393 kilometers. The Bu... more

Early Rockets

Early Rockets

U.S. Army Redstone Rocket: The Redstone ballistic missile was a high-accuracy, liquid-propelled, surface-to-surface missile developed by the Army Ballistic Missile Agency, Redstone Arsenal, in Huntsville, Alaba... more

Early Rockets

Early Rockets

Launch of a three-stage Vanguard (SLV-7) from Cape Canaveral, Florida, September 18, 1959. Designated Vanguard III, the 100-pound satellite was used to study the magnetic field and radiation belt. In September ... more

New Rocket Lab Facility at South 40

New Rocket Lab Facility at South 40

Description (August 31, 1957) New Rocket Lab Facility at South 40 Rocket Facility. Rocket Engine Test Facility (RETF) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory Lewis Research Center, now known as the Glenn Research Center.

Jupiter Missile on test stand

Jupiter Missile on test stand

Installation of a Jupiter Missile in ABMA (Army Ballistic Missile Agency) West Test Stand, Jan. 16, 1957. Jupiter was a 1500-mile range missile

Jupiter Missile

Jupiter Missile

Installation of a Jupiter missile in ABMA (Army Ballistic Missile Agency) West Test Stand, Jan. 16, 1957. Jupiter was a 1500-mile range missile

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

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

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

America’s first scientific satellite, the Explorer I, carried the radiation detection experiment designed by Dr. James Van Allen and discovered the Van Allen Radiation Belt. It was launched aboard a modified re... more

Early Rockets

Early Rockets

The Army Ballistic Missile Agency incorporated the von Braun team in key positions with Dr. von Braun as a head of the Development Operations Division. On October 4, 1957, the Nation was shocked when the Russia... 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

Testing the XLR-115 hydrogen fueled rocket engine at the Florida Research and Development Center: Apix, Florida

Testing the XLR-115 hydrogen fueled rocket engine at the Florida Resea...

Local call number: RC08584..Title: Testing the XLR-115 hydrogen fueled rocket engine at the Florida Research and Development Center: Apix, Florida..Date: 1958..General note: In the late 1950s, the U.S. governme... more

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

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

Explorer 1 satellite. This photo was taken during the installation of Explorer-1, the first United States' Earth-orbiting satellite, to its launch vehicle, Jupiter-C, in January 1958

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

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

In January 1958, a modified Redstone rocket lifted the first American satellite into orbit just 3 months after the the von Braun team received the go-ahead. This modified Redstone rocket was known as a Jupiter-... more

Juno II (AM-11) launch vehicle

Juno II (AM-11) launch vehicle

The modified Jupiter C (sometimes called Juno I), used to launch Explorer I, had minimum payload lifting capabilities. Explorer I weighed slightly less than 31 pounds. Juno II was part of America's effort to in... more

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

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

This illustration shows the main characteristics of the Jupiter C launch vehicle and its payload, the Explorer I satellite. The Jupiter C, America's first successful space vehicle, launched the free world's fir... more

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

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

Jupiter-C Missile No. 27 assembly at the Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA), Redstone Arsenal, in Huntsville, Aalabama. The Jupiter-C was a modification of the Redstone Missile, and originally developed as 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

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

Juno I, a slightly modified Jupiter-C launch vehicle, shortly before the January 31, 1958 launch of America's first satellite, Explorer I. The Jupiter-C, developed by Dr. Wernher von Braun and the rocket team a... more

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

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

Explorer 1 atop a Jupiter-C in gantry. Jupiter-C carrying the first American satellite, Explorer 1, was successfully launched on January 31, 1958. The Jupiter-C launch vehicle consisted of a modified version of... more

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

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

Activities in a blockhouse during the launch of Jupiter-C/Explorer 1 on January 31, 1958

Redstone missile No. 1002 on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida

Redstone missile No. 1002 on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida

Redstone missile No. 1002 on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida, on May 16, 1958. The Redstone ballistic missile was a high-accuracy, liquid-propelled, surface-to-surface missile developed by the Army Ba... more

Early Rockets

Early Rockets

On May 28, 1958, Jupiter Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile provided by U.S. Army team in Huntsville, Alabama, launched a nose cone carrying Baker, a South American squirrel monkey and Able, an American-born ... more

Juno II (AM-11) launch vehicle

Juno II (AM-11) launch vehicle

In this photograph, the lunar and planetary exploration satellite, Pioneer III, is being prepared for installation to Juno II (AM-11) launch vehicle. AM-11 was launched on December 5, 1959, but the mission was ... more

Juno II (AM-11) launch vehicle

Juno II (AM-11) launch vehicle

A Juno II launched an Explorer VII satellite on October 13, 1959. Explorer VII, with a total weight of 91.5 pounds, carried a scientific package for detecting micrometeors, measuring the Earth's radiation balan... more

Juno II (AM-11) launch vehicle

Juno II (AM-11) launch vehicle

Installing Pioneer IV, payload for AM-14 (Juno II) onto the fourth stage on the cluster before a spin test, February 16, 1959. The Pioneer IV, lunar and planetary exploration satellite, was the first U.S. satel... more

Juno II (AM-11) launch vehicle

Juno II (AM-11) launch vehicle

Juno II (AM-14) on the launch pad just prior to launch, March 3, 1959. The payload of AM-14 was Pioneer IV, America's first successful lunar mission. The Juno II was a modification of Jupiter ballistic missile

Juno II (AM-11) launch vehicle

Juno II (AM-11) launch vehicle

The launch of Juno II (AM-14), carrying the lunar and planetary exploration satellite in orbit, Pioneer IV, on March 3, 1959. the Pioneer IV probe was the first U.S. satellite to orbit the Sun.

Juno II (AM-11) launch vehicle

Juno II (AM-11) launch vehicle

Wernher von Braun and his team were responsible for the Jupiter-C hardware. The family of launch vehicles developed by the team also came to include the Juno II, which was used to launch the Pioneer IV satellit... more

Squirrel monkey, Able - Early Rockets

Squirrel monkey, Able - Early Rockets

A squirrel monkey, Able, is being ready for placement into a capsule for a preflight test of Jupiter, AM-18 mission. AM-18 was launched on May 28, 1959 and also carried a rhesus monkey, Baker, into suborbit.

Jupiter, AM-18, for pre-flight test - Early Rockets

Jupiter, AM-18, for pre-flight test - Early Rockets

The capsule ready to be installed in the nose cone of Jupiter, AM-18, for pre-flight test, May 18, 1959. The capsule carried monkeys, Baker and Able, as the payload of AM-18 mission

Jupiter (AM-18) - Early Rockets

Jupiter (AM-18) - Early Rockets

Jupiter (AM-18), suborbital primate flight with Able and Baker as its payload, being ready for launch, May 28, 1959

South American squirrel monkey Able

South American squirrel monkey Able

On May 28, 1959, a Jupiter Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile provided by a U.S. Army team in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, launched a nose cone carrying Baker, A South American squirrel monkey and Able, An Amer... more

Monkey Baker, payload of Jupiter (AM-18)

Monkey Baker, payload of Jupiter (AM-18)

Monkey Baker, payload of Jupiter (AM-18), poses on a model of the Jupiter vehicle, May 29, 1959

Miss Baker, a squirrel monkey

Miss Baker, a squirrel monkey

Miss Baker, a squirrel monkey who made a historical flight aboard the Jupiter (AM-18) in May 1959, is seen here in her viewing area where she resided at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.

Juno II (AM-11) launch vehicle

Juno II (AM-11) launch vehicle

Juno II (AM-19B), the booster for Payload (Beacon), August 6 1959.

Juno II (AM-11) launch vehicle

Juno II (AM-11) launch vehicle

The Juno II launch vehicle, shown here, was a modified Jupiter Intermediate-Range Ballistic missionile, developed by Dr. Wernher von Braun and the rocket team at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. Between... more

Early Rockets - Vangard III satellite

Early Rockets - Vangard III satellite

The Vangard III satellite to study the magnetic field and radiation belt in orbit. NASA successfully launched Vanguard III (SLV-7) from Cape Canaveral, Florida on September 18, 1959.

Juno II  - Early Rockets

Juno II - Early Rockets

Juno II was a part of America's effort to increase its capability to lift heavier satellites into orbit. One payload was Explorer VII. This photograph depicts workers installing the Explorer VII satellite on Ju... more

Juno II (AM-11) launch vehicle

Juno II (AM-11) launch vehicle

The ignition of Juno II (AM-19A). Juno II (AM-19) successfully placed a physics and astronomy satellite, Explorer VII, in orbit on October 13, 1959.

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

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

This image is a cutaway illustration of the Explorer I satellite with callouts. The Explorer I satellite was America's first scientific satellite launched aboard the Jupiter C launch vehicle on January 31, 1958... more

Saturn V - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn V - Saturn Apollo Program

A NASA technician is dwarfed by the gigantic Third Stage (S-IVB) as it rests on supports in a facility at KSC. The towering 363-foot Saturn V was a multi-stage, multi-engine launch vehicle standing taller than ... more

Saturn Apollo Program J-2 engine undergoes static firing

Saturn Apollo Program J-2 engine undergoes static firing

A J-2 engine undergoes static firing. The J-2, developed under the direction of the Marshall Space Flight Center, was propelled by liquid hydrogen and liquid oxygen. A single J-2 was utilized in the S-IVB stage... more

Saturn V assembled LOX (Liquid Oxygen) and fuel tanks  - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn V assembled LOX (Liquid Oxygen) and fuel tanks - Saturn Apollo...

This photograph shows the Saturn V assembled LOX (Liquid Oxygen) and fuel tanks ready for transport from the Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The tank... more

Saturn V - Saturn Apollo Program - at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama

Saturn V - Saturn Apollo Program - at Marshall Space Flight Center in ...

This small group of unidentified officials is dwarfed by the gigantic size of the Saturn V first stage (S-1C) at the shipping area of the Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory at Marshall Space Flight Center in ... more

Saturn V first stage - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn V first stage - Saturn Apollo Program

This photograph shows a Saturn V first stage (S-1C). This stage was assembled at the Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. With assistance by the Boeing Company, the manuf... more

Saturn V - Saturn Apollo Program - J-2 engine

Saturn V - Saturn Apollo Program - J-2 engine

The powerful J-2 engine is prominent in this photograph of a Saturn V Third Stage (S-IVB) resting on a transporter in the Manufacturing Facility at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The tower... more

Project Mercury Escape Tower Rockets Tests

Project Mercury Escape Tower Rockets Tests

A Mercury capsule is mounted inside the Altitude Wind Tunnel for a test of its escape tower rockets at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Lewis Research Center. In October 1959 NASA’s Spac... more

Black Brant XII Launch

Black Brant XII Launch

The four-stage Black Brandt shown here blasting off from a launch pad at the Wallops Island Flight Facility in rural Virginia is at 66 feet (20 meters), the tallest of NASA's 13 sounding rockets. These rockets ... more

Leading From Strength and US Missile and Military Might

Leading From Strength and US Missile and Military Might

ARC Identifier 28715 / Local Identifier 111-LC-45864 - 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

Wernher von Braun

Wernher von Braun

Dr. von Braun in his office with models of rockets, April 20, 1962. Dr. von Braun was the director of the Marshall Space Flight Center from July 1960 through February 1970.

Early Rockets - model

Early Rockets - model

Photographed is a model of early rocketry, the Atlas Mercury.

Photograph of Multiple Launch Structures, Rockets, and Buildings at the Wallops Island Launch Area in Virginia

Photograph of Multiple Launch Structures, Rockets, and Buildings at th...

SCOUT (Solid Controlled Orbital Utility Test) Project Office Files

Saturn Apollo Program comparative sizes of the rocket engines

Saturn Apollo Program comparative sizes of the rocket engines

This drawing clearly shows the comparative sizes of the rocket engines used to launch the Saturn vehicles. The RL-10 and the H-1 engines were used to launch the Saturn I rockets. The J-2 engine was used on the ... more

Saturn V S-II second stage booster - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn V S-II second stage booster - Saturn Apollo Program

Two technicians apply insulation to the outer surface of the S-II second stage booster for the Saturn V moon rocket. The towering 363-foot Saturn V was a multi-stage, multi-engine launch vehicle standing taller... more

Small Liquid Hydrogen Tank for Drop Tower Tests

Small Liquid Hydrogen Tank for Drop Tower Tests

A researcher fills a small container used to represent a liquid hydrogen tank in preparation for a microgravity test in the 2.2-Second Drop Tower at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Lewi... more

Lunar Landing Research Vehicle in Flight

Lunar Landing Research Vehicle in Flight

(1965) In this 1965 NASA Flight Research Center photograph the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) is shown at near maximum altitude over the south base at Edwards Air Force Base. Built of tubular aluminum li... more

Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) in flight

Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) in flight

(1965) In this 1965 NASA Flight Research Center photograph the Lunar Landing Research Vehicle (LLRV) is shown at near maximum altitude over the south base at Edwards Air Force Base. Built of tubular aluminum li... more

The Dream That Wouldn't Down

The Dream That Wouldn't Down

1965 ARC Identifier 45003 / Local Identifier 255-HQ-k125. The dream of Dr. Robert Goddard, the father of rocketry, is explored and examined through reminiscences of Mrs. Esther Goddard. Included in the film a... more

Saturn V - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn V - Saturn Apollo Program

The hydrogen-powered second stage is being lowered into place during the final phase of fabrication of the Saturn V moon rocket at North American's Seal Beach, California facility. The towering 363-foot Saturn ... more

Saturn V J-2 engine test - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn V J-2 engine test - Saturn Apollo Program

Two technicians watch carefully as cables prepare to lift a J-2 engine into a test stand. The J-2 powered the second stage and the third stage of the Saturn V moon rocket. The towering 363-foot Saturn V was a m... more

CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. -- This artist's rendering depicts Florida's Space Coast where NASA's two-man Gemini Program is paving the way for manned flight to the moon before the end of the decade. Adjacent to Cape Kennedy Air Force Station is Merritt Island where facilities are being built at the John F. Kennedy Space Center to launch the Saturn V rockets for the Apollo Program. Image Credit: NASA KSC-65C-4228

CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. -- This artist's rendering depicts Florida's Space ...

CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. -- This artist's rendering depicts Florida's Space Coast where NASA's two-man Gemini Program is paving the way for manned flight to the moon before the end of the decade. Adjacent to Cape Ken... more

Saturn Apollo Program Cell 114-B burn stack

Saturn Apollo Program Cell 114-B burn stack

Marshall Space Flight Center's rocket development has always included component testing. Pictured here is a Cell 114-B burn stack. The C114-B is part of the gas generators used to test heat exchanges for the F-... more

Five J-2 engines of the Saturn V

Five J-2 engines of the Saturn V

Two workers are dwarfed by the five J-2 engines of the Saturn V second stage (S-II) as they make final inspections prior to a static test firing by North American Space Division. These five hydrogen -fueled eng... more

Early Rockets - Gemini 8 Titan booster

Early Rockets - Gemini 8 Titan booster

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. Scott, achieved ... more

Early Rockets - Agena Target Vehicle

Early Rockets - Agena Target Vehicle

On March 16, 1966, an Atlas booster launched an Agena Target Vehicle for the Gemini 8 mission. The flight crew for the 3 day mission, astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and David R. Scott, achieved the first rendezvo... more

138-foot long first stage of the Saturn V - Saturn Apollo Program

138-foot long first stage of the Saturn V - Saturn Apollo Program

This vintage photograph shows the 138-foot long first stage of the Saturn V being lowered to the ground following a successful static test firing at Marshall Space flight Center's S-1C test stand. The firing pr... more

AN air-to-air right side view of a U.S. Air Force 0-1E Bird Dog aircraft. The aircraft is used as a forward air control aircraft throughout South Vietnam. The forward air controller (FAC) spots suspected enemy strongholds and fires smoke rockets to mark the target for strike aircraft. Following a strike the FAC assesses bomb damage

AN air-to-air right side view of a U.S. Air Force 0-1E Bird Dog aircra...

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

An Air Force F-100D Super Sabre aircraft fires a salvo of 2.75-inch rockets against an enemy position in South Vietnam. Super Sabre pilots are noted for their accuracy during bombing and strafing runs with the supersonic fighter

An Air Force F-100D Super Sabre aircraft fires a salvo of 2.75-inch ro...

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

Aviation Story - 1st Air Calvary Division

Aviation Story - 1st Air Calvary Division

ARC Identifier 31251 / Local Identifier 111-LC-51424 - 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

Saturn V first stage - Saturn Apollo Program

Saturn V first stage - Saturn Apollo Program

This photo shows the Saturn V first stage being lowered to the ground following a successful test to determine the effects of continual vibrations simulating the effects of an actual launch. The towering 363-fo... more