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Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Coop Project: Federal National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History

Origin of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

Origin of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

The German Rocket Team, also known as the Von Braun Rocket Team, poses for a group photograph at Fort Bliss, Texas. After World War II ended in 1945, Dr. Wernher von Braun led some 120 of his Peenemuende Collea... More

Hugh L. Dryden, NASA history collection

Hugh L. Dryden, NASA history collection

Description: Dr. Hugh Latimer Dryden, had many titles after his name in his lifetime. In 1949 he became the director of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA). Dr. Dryden received many accolades... More

Launch of the Gemini 5 spacecraft from Pad 19 at 9 a.m. Aug. 21, 1965.

Launch of the Gemini 5 spacecraft from Pad 19 at 9 a.m. Aug. 21, 1965.

S65-50774 (21 Aug. 1965) --- The National Aeronautics and Space Administration launched the Gemini-5 spacecraft from Pad 19 at 9 a.m. (EST) Aug. 21, 1965, on a planned eight-day orbital mission. Astronaut L. Go... More

William H. Dana: First NASA Employee

William H. Dana: First NASA Employee

Description: (October 1, 1958) On the day that NACA (National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics) became NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), William H. Dana reported to work as an engineer at ... More

Final Meeting of the NACA

Final Meeting of the NACA

(August 21, 1958) Final meeting of National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, August 21, 1958. After the launch of the Soviet Union's Sputnik I satellite in October 1957, the United States realized that it ne... More

Pioneer I on the Launch Pad

Pioneer I on the Launch Pad

Thor-Able I with the Pioneer I spacecraft atop, prior to launch at Eastern Test Range at what is now Kennedy Space Center. Pioneer I launched on October 11, 1958, the first spacecraft launched by the 11 day old... More

NASA Lewis Research Center replaces the NACA Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory

NASA Lewis Research Center replaces the NACA Lewis Flight Propulsion L...

A security guard examines the new sign near the entrance to the Lewis Research Center one day after the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was officially established. NASA came into being on O... More

Origin of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

Origin of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was created on October 1, 1958, to perform civilian research related to space flight and aeronautics. President Eisenhower commissioned Dr. T. Keith Gler... More

Origin of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

Origin of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

In this picture, negotiations are under way between officials of the Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on August 11, 1959. Seated at the table wit... More

Photograph of Earth from an Air Force Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

Photograph of Earth from an Air Force Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic...

Original caption: SUBJECT: MOTHER EARTH FROM 700MILES UP -- This series of photographs taken during the flight of an Air Force Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile August 24, 1959, shows the earth from an a... More

SHEPARD, ALAN B., ASTRONAUT - SUIT

SHEPARD, ALAN B., ASTRONAUT - SUIT

G60-02665 (1960) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) pilot, wearing pressure suit with body parachute. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

SHEPARD, ALAN B., ASTRONAUT - MISC. - PA

SHEPARD, ALAN B., ASTRONAUT - MISC. - PA

G60-02402 (1960) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. prepares for testing in a capsule of the U.S. Navy's centrifuge at Johnsville, Pennsylvania. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Eisenhower Unveils Marshall Bust

Eisenhower Unveils Marshall Bust

President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Mrs. George C. Marshall unveil the bronze bust of General George C. Marshall during the dedication ceremony of the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Alabama, ... More

North American AJ-2 Savage used for Microgravity Flights

North American AJ-2 Savage used for Microgravity Flights

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Lewis Research Center acquired two North American AJ-2 Savages in the early 1960s to fly microgravity-inducing parabola flight patterns. Lewis was in the... More

NASA Researcher Andy Stofan Studying Fluid Sloshing

NASA Researcher Andy Stofan Studying Fluid Sloshing

Andy Stofan views a small-scale tank built to study the sloshing characteristics of liquid hydrogen at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Lewis Research Center. Stofan was tasked with the ... More

Astronaut Alan Shepard - Pressure Suit - Mercury-Redstone (MR)-3 flight

Astronaut Alan Shepard - Pressure Suit - Mercury-Redstone (MR)-3 fligh...

S61-02755 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. is being helped into the lower half of his pressure suit for the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) flight, the first American manned spaceflight. Photo credit: N... More

Liftoffs - Cape, NASA Mercury project

Liftoffs - Cape, NASA Mercury project

S61-01908 (5 May 1961) --- This is the launch of the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) spacecraft from Cape Canaveral on a suborbital mission -- the first U.S. manned spaceflight. The spacecraft is already headed towar... More

Crew Members - USS Champlain - Arrival - Astronaut Alan Shepard

Crew Members - USS Champlain - Arrival - Astronaut Alan Shepard

S61-02711 (5 May 1961) --- Crew members of the U.S. Navy Carrier Champlain cheer and take pictures of the arrival of the first Project Mercury pilot to fly a suborbital flight, astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. Two... More

ASTRONAUT ALAN SHEPARD - PREFLIGHT ACTIVITIES - CAPE

ASTRONAUT ALAN SHEPARD - PREFLIGHT ACTIVITIES - CAPE

S61-02767 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. in flight couch for final check before insertion into capsule for his Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) flight. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Sp... More

Arrival at Grand Bahamas Island - Press Conference

Arrival at Grand Bahamas Island - Press Conference

S61-02385 (5 July 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. arrives at Grand Bahamas Island and is greeted by astronauts Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom (right) and Donald Slayton (left) and also by Keith Lindell (betwee... More

CLOSEUP VIEW - ASTRONAUT SHEPARD, ALAN - PRESSURE SUIT - MERCURY-REDSTONE (MR)-3 - CAPE

CLOSEUP VIEW - ASTRONAUT SHEPARD, ALAN - PRESSURE SUIT - MERCURY-REDST...

S61-02775 (5 May 1961) --- Close-up view of astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. in his pressure suit, with helmet opened, for the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) flight, the first American manned spaceflight. Photo credit:... More

ASTRONAUT SHEPARD - PRESSURE SUIT - FREEDOM "7" CAPSULE

ASTRONAUT SHEPARD - PRESSURE SUIT - FREEDOM "7" CAPSULE

S61-02792 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., in his pressure suit and helmet, approaches the Freedom 7 capsule in preparation for insertion before the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) mission. Photo credi... More

Astronaut Alan B. Shepard has his blood pressure and temperature checked

Astronaut Alan B. Shepard has his blood pressure and temperature check...

S61-02749 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. has his blood pressure and temperature checked prior to his Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) mission, the first American manned spaceflight. The attending physi... More

Inflation Test of 135 Ft Satellite In Weeksville, NC

Inflation Test of 135 Ft Satellite In Weeksville, NC

Description: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration 100-foot-diameter satellite, designed by the Space Vehicle Group of the NASA Langley Research Center and constructed by General Mills of Minneapoli... More

SHEPARD, ALAN - ASTRONAUT - SUIT - CAPE

SHEPARD, ALAN - ASTRONAUT - SUIT - CAPE

S61-03651 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., in his pressure suit and helmet, is being inserted into the Freedom 7 capsule in preparation for the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) mission. Photo credit: NA... More

Astronauts Shepard and Glenn - Breakfast - Pre-Mercury-Redstone (MR)-3 Flight - Cape

Astronauts Shepard and Glenn - Breakfast - Pre-Mercury-Redstone (MR)-3...

S61-02735 (5 May 1961) --- Astronauts Alan Shepard and John Glenn at breakfast before Shepard's Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) spaceflight. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Astronaut Alan Shepard - Pressure Suit - Mercury-Redstone (MR)-3 Flight

Astronaut Alan Shepard - Pressure Suit - Mercury-Redstone (MR)-3 Fligh...

S61-02766 (5 May 1961) --- Side view of astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. in his pressure suit, with helmet closed, for the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) flight, the first American manned spaceflight. Photo credit: NAS... More

Mercury Redstone 3 imagery, NASA Mercury project

Mercury Redstone 3 imagery, NASA Mercury project

JSC2007-E-046476 (1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., one of three NASA astronauts chosen for the Project Mercury first manned suborbital flight, prepares for testing in a capsule of the U.S. Navy's centri... More

SHEPARD, ALAN, NASA Gemini program

SHEPARD, ALAN, NASA Gemini program

S61-03850 (1 Oct. 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. (right) receives a plaque and award from members of the British Rocket Society. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Astronaut Alan Shepard in pressure suit with Freedom 7 capsule

Astronaut Alan Shepard in pressure suit with Freedom 7 capsule

S61-02547 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., in his pressure suit and helmet, looks into the Freedom 7 capsule in preparation for ingress before the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) mission. Photo credit:... More

Astronaut - Shepard - MR-3, NASA Mercury project

Astronaut - Shepard - MR-3, NASA Mercury project

S61-02785 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. in his pressure suit is seated in a reclining chair while a technician checks communications equipment in his helmet. He is in the suiting trailer before... More

ASTRONAUT SHEPARD - PREFLIGHT ACTIVITIES, NASA Mercury project

ASTRONAUT SHEPARD - PREFLIGHT ACTIVITIES, NASA Mercury project

S61-02794 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., shakes hands with fellow astronaut Virgil I. Grissom (on left, back to camera), prior to ingressing the capsule for his Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) spacef... More

Rear View - Astronaut Alan Shepard - Pressure Suit

Rear View - Astronaut Alan Shepard - Pressure Suit

S61-02796 (5 May 1961) --- Rear view of astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., in his pressure suit and helmet, as he approaches the Freedom 7 capsule in preparation for ingress before the Mercury-Redstone 3 mission. A... More

Astronaut Alan B. Shepard has his blood pressure and temperature checked

Astronaut Alan B. Shepard has his blood pressure and temperature check...

S61-02740 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. has his heart rate checked prior to his Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) mission, the first American manned suborbital spaceflight. The attending physician is D... More

FLIGHT LINE PREP. - ASTRONAUTS SLAYTON, GRISSOM, SCHIRRA

FLIGHT LINE PREP. - ASTRONAUTS SLAYTON, GRISSOM, SCHIRRA

M61-00012 (20 Jan. 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. pictured on the flight line climbing aboard a F-106 aircraft. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Interior of the Plum Brook Reactor Facility

Interior of the Plum Brook Reactor Facility

A view inside the 55-foot high containment vessel of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Plum Brook Reactor Facility in Sandusky, Ohio. The 60-megawatt test reactor went critical for the fi... More

Wernher von Braun during his appearance before the Senate Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences

Wernher von Braun during his appearance before the Senate Committee on...

Dr. von Braun, Director of the Marshall Space Flight Center, spoke of the progress in the Saturn Program during his appearance before the Senate Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences. He was accompanied ... More

Astronaut Alan Shepard - Pressure Suit - Mercury-Redstone (MR)-3 Flight

Astronaut Alan Shepard - Pressure Suit - Mercury-Redstone (MR)-3 Fligh...

S61-02757 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. is being helped into his pressure suit for the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) flight, the first American manned spaceflight. Photo credit: NASA or National Ae... More

Closeup View - Astronaut Alan Shepard - Pressure Suit - Mercury-Redstone ( MR)-3 Flight

Closeup View - Astronaut Alan Shepard - Pressure Suit - Mercury-Redsto...

S61-00220 (20 April 1961) --- Close-up view of astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. in his pressure suit, with helmet opened, for the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) flight, the first American manned spaceflight. Photo cred... More

View of Astronaut Alan Shepard inside the Freedom 7 capsule

View of Astronaut Alan Shepard inside the Freedom 7 capsule

S88-31374 (29 April 1961) --- A close-up of astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. in his space suit with his helmet on inside the Mercury capsule. He is undergoing a flight simulation test with the capsule mated to the... More

ASTRONAUT SHEPARD, ALAN - ARRIVAL - ASTRONAUT GRISSOM, VIRGIL I. (GUS) - GREETING - GRAND BAHAMA ISLAND (GBI)

ASTRONAUT SHEPARD, ALAN - ARRIVAL - ASTRONAUT GRISSOM, VIRGIL I. (GUS)...

S61-02731 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. arrives at Grand Bahamas Island and is greeted by astronaut Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom after the first American suborbital flight. He will participate in a ... More

FREEDOM "7" - CAPE, NASA Mercury project, NASA Gemini program

FREEDOM "7" - CAPE, NASA Mercury project, NASA Gemini program

S61-02408 (5 May 1961) --- Launching of the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) rocket from Cape Canaveral on astronaut Alan B. Shepard?s suborbital mission. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

LIFTOFF - MERCURY-REDSTONE - (MR)-3 - "FREEDOM 7" - CAPE

LIFTOFF - MERCURY-REDSTONE - (MR)-3 - "FREEDOM 7" - CAPE

S61-01928 (5 May 1961) --- Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3), the United States' first manned spaceflight, is launched from Cape Canaveral on a suborbital mission. Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. was the pilot of the Mer... More

Astronaut Alan Shepard is rescued by helicopter at end of MR-3 flight

Astronaut Alan Shepard is rescued by helicopter at end of MR-3 flight

S88-31376 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., pilot of the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) suborbital spaceflight, is retrieved by a helicopter from the USS Lake Champlain during recovery operations in th... More

Astronaut Alan Shepard inspects his capsule on U.S. Champlain after recovery

Astronaut Alan Shepard inspects his capsule on U.S. Champlain after re...

S88-31384 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) pilot, is pictured near his Freedom 7 capsule during a postflight inspection aboard the U.S. Navy Carrier Champlain after the... More

FREEDOM "7" - CAPE, NASA Mercury project, NASA Gemini program

FREEDOM "7" - CAPE, NASA Mercury project, NASA Gemini program

S61-02407 (5 May 1961) --- Launching of the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) rocket from Cape Canaveral on astronaut Alan B. Shepard?s suborbital mission. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Astronaut Alan Shepard onboard helicopter after recovery of Mercury capsule

Astronaut Alan Shepard onboard helicopter after recovery of Mercury ca...

S88-31383 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) pilot, jokes with doctors while in-flight between the U.S. Navy Carrier Champlain and the Grand Bahama Islands. Shepard is the... More

Mercury Redstone 3 imagery, NASA Mercury project, NASA Gemini program

Mercury Redstone 3 imagery, NASA Mercury project, NASA Gemini program

JSC2007-E-046478 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. is rescued by a U.S. Marine helicopter at the termination of his suborbital flight May 5, 1961, down range from the Florida eastern coast. Origina... More

Astronaut Alan Shepard - U.S.S. Champlain - Post-Recovery Mercury Capsule

Astronaut Alan Shepard - U.S.S. Champlain - Post-Recovery Mercury Caps...

S61-02727 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard is seen on the deck of the USS Lake Champlain after the recovery of his Mercury capsule in the western Atlantic Ocean. Shepard and the Mercury spacecraft des... More

Mercury-Redstone (MR)-3 - Flight Earth Observations

Mercury-Redstone (MR)-3 - Flight Earth Observations

S61-01918 (5 May 1961) --- Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) spaceflight Earth observations of a cloudy Earth surface. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Astronaut Alan Shepard removing space suit on U.S. Champlain after recovery

Astronaut Alan Shepard removing space suit on U.S. Champlain after rec...

S88-31382 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard receives assistance in removing his spacesuit while on the U.S. Champlain after the recovery of his Mercury capsule. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronauti... More

Mercury Redstone 3 imagery, NASA Mercury project

Mercury Redstone 3 imagery, NASA Mercury project

JSC2007-E-046477 (5 May 1961) --- Launching of the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) spacecraft from Cape Canaveral on a suborbital mission -- the first U.S. manned spaceflight. Original image number was 61-MR3-74. Pho... More

Astronaut Alan Shepard on U.S. Champlain after recovery of Mercury capsule

Astronaut Alan Shepard on U.S. Champlain after recovery of Mercury cap...

S88-31380 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., strides across the deck of the U.S. Navy Carrier Champlain following an inspection of his Freedom 7 capsule. Shepard had just completed the first manne... More

ASTRONAUT SHEPARD, ALAN - CAPE, NASA Mercury project

ASTRONAUT SHEPARD, ALAN - CAPE, NASA Mercury project

S61-01927 (5 May 1961) --- Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3), the United States' first manned spaceflight, is launched from Cape Canaveral on a suborbital mission. Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. was the pilot of the Mer... More

MR-3 flight earth observations

MR-3 flight earth observations

S61-01914 (5 May 1961) --- Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) spaceflight Earth observations of a cloudy Earth surface. There is a gleam from the light reflected off the capsule window in the lower right side of the fra... More

ASTRONAUT ALAN SHEPARD - FREEDOM "7" - LIFTOFF - CAPE

ASTRONAUT ALAN SHEPARD - FREEDOM "7" - LIFTOFF - CAPE

S61-02409 (5 May 1961) --- Launching of the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) rocket from Cape Canaveral on astronaut Alan B. Shepard?s suborbital mission. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Astronaut Alan Shepard recieves NASA Distinguished Service Award

Astronaut Alan Shepard recieves NASA Distinguished Service Award

S67-19572 (8 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. receives the NASA Distinguished Service Award from United States President John F. Kennedy May 8, 1961, days after his history making MR-3 flight. Shepar... More

Astronaut Alan Shepard receives MASA Distinguished Service award

Astronaut Alan Shepard receives MASA Distinguished Service award

S88-31388 (8 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. (center), along with wife Louise, waves to a crowd outside the U.S. Capitol building. Shepard, Mercury-Redstone 3 astronaut, had earlier briefed Congress... More

Origin of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

Origin of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

Speaking to Congress and the Nation at the joint session of Congress on May 25, 1961, President Kennedy said : "I believe that this Nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, ... More

BOY SCOUTS - SPACE TASK GROUP - ASTRONAUT SHEPARD

BOY SCOUTS - SPACE TASK GROUP - ASTRONAUT SHEPARD

S61-02455 (19 June 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr. met and talked with Boy Scouts from Franklin, Virginia on June 19, 1961. They are photographed in front of the NASA Space Task Group building at Langle... More

CLOSEUP - ASTRONAUT SHEPARD, ALAN - PRESSURE SUIT - FREEDOM 7 CAPSULE

CLOSEUP - ASTRONAUT SHEPARD, ALAN - PRESSURE SUIT - FREEDOM 7 CAPSULE

S61-03645 (5 May 1961) --- Close-up of astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., in his pressure suit and helmet, ingressing into the Freedom 7 capsule in preparation for the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) mission. Photo credi... More

Mercury-Redstone (MR)-3 Missile -  Standing - Pad

Mercury-Redstone (MR)-3 Missile - Standing - Pad

S61-03158 (1961) --- Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) missile standing alone on launch pad. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA Administrator James Webb and Lewis Director Abe Silverstein

NASA Administrator James Webb and Lewis Director Abe Silverstein

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator James Webb toured the new Plum Brook Reactor Facility in December 1961 with Abe Silverstein, the newly appointed Director of the Lewis Research... More

PORTRAIT - NEW ASTRONAUT GROUP 2 (ORIGINAL ASTRONAUTS)

PORTRAIT - NEW ASTRONAUT GROUP 2 (ORIGINAL ASTRONAUTS)

S62-03982 (September 1962) --- New National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC) flight crew personnel. Kneeling (left to right) are astronauts Charles Conrad Jr., Frank Bo... More

Photograph of an Early Model of the Rogallo Wind for Project Gemini from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

Photograph of an Early Model of the Rogallo Wind for Project Gemini fr...

Original caption: An early model of the "Rogallo Wing" attached to a mock-up Mercury spacecraft is displayed in Hanger at Langley Research Center. The Rogallo wing in later flights of Gemini will replace the 63... More

Meteor Impact Model in the new Space Power Chambers

Meteor Impact Model in the new Space Power Chambers

S-65 Meteor Impact Model set up in the former Altitude Wind Tunnel at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Lewis Research Center just days after the September 12, 1962 rededication of the fa... More

ASTRONAUT GROUP - PORTRAIT, NASA Gemini program

ASTRONAUT GROUP - PORTRAIT, NASA Gemini program

S62-06759 (1962) --- This is the second group of pilot astronauts chosen by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). These astronaut pilots are (kneeling left to right) Charles Conrad, Jr., Fr... More

ASTRONAUT GROUP - PORTRAIT - SUITED, NASA Mercury project

ASTRONAUT GROUP - PORTRAIT - SUITED, NASA Mercury project

S62-08774 (July 1960) --- These seven men, wearing spacesuits in this portrait, composed the first group of astronauts announced by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). They were selected i... More

Portrait of T. Keith Glennan

Portrait of T. Keith Glennan

T. (Thomas) Keith Glennan was the first Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, established October 1, 1958, under the National Aeronautics and Space Act of 1958. As Administrator, M... More

PORTRAIT - ASTRONAUT GROUP 16 (NEW AND OLD)

PORTRAIT - ASTRONAUT GROUP 16 (NEW AND OLD)

S63-00562 (February 1963) --- Portrait of astronaut groups 1 and 2. The original seven Mercury astronauts selected by NASA in April 1959, are seated (left to right): L. Gordon Cooper Jr., Virgil I. Grissom, M. ... More

PORTRAIT - ASTRONAUT GROUP 16 (NEW AND OLD) - MSC

PORTRAIT - ASTRONAUT GROUP 16 (NEW AND OLD) - MSC

S63-01419 (1963) --- The first two groups of astronauts selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). The original seven Mercury astronauts, selected in April 1959, are seated left to r... More

OFFICIAL PORTRAIT - MERCURY-REDSTONE (MR)-3 PILOT - ASTRONAUT SHEPARD, ALAN B., JR.

OFFICIAL PORTRAIT - MERCURY-REDSTONE (MR)-3 PILOT - ASTRONAUT SHEPARD,...

S63-02082 (5 May 1961) --- Astronaut Alan B. Shepard Jr., attired in his Mercury pressure suit, poses for a photo prior to his launch in a Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) spacecraft from Cape Canaveral on a suborbita... More

Dome Added to the Space Power Chambers for the Centaur Rocket

Dome Added to the Space Power Chambers for the Centaur Rocket

This 22.5-foot-diameter domed lid was added to the Space Power Chambers to allow the vertical installation of a Centaur second-stage rocket into the vacuum tank at the National Aeronautics and Space Administrat... More

PORTRAIT - ASTRONAUT GROUP - NEWLY-SELECTED - MSC

PORTRAIT - ASTRONAUT GROUP - NEWLY-SELECTED - MSC

S63-18765 (October 1963) --- These fourteen pilots have been assigned to begin training for astronaut positions with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Front row, from the left, Edwin E.... More

X-15 AIRCRAFT - EDWARDS AFB (EAFB), CA

X-15 AIRCRAFT - EDWARDS AFB (EAFB), CA

S63-19148 (1963) --- Neil A. Armstrong, a civilian, was a member of the second group of astronauts selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Armstrong was one of the nine picked in Septemb... More

Inspection of the Vacuum Chamber Dome at the Space Power Chambers

Inspection of the Vacuum Chamber Dome at the Space Power Chambers

Engineers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Lewis Research Center inspect the nitrogen baffle in the interior of the 22.5-foot diameter dome at the Space Power Chambers. In 1961 NASA L... More

Shroud for the Surveyor Spacecraft in the Space Power Chambers

Shroud for the Surveyor Spacecraft in the Space Power Chambers

Researchers prepare a Centaur-Surveyor nose cone shroud for a separation test in the Space Power Chambers at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Lewis Research Center. Lewis was in the mids... More

Centaur 6A Rocket in the Space Power Chambers Shop Area

Centaur 6A Rocket in the Space Power Chambers Shop Area

A researcher prepares a Centaur 6A second-stage rocket for a series of tests in the Space Power Chambers’ vacuum tank at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Lewis Research Center. Lewis was... More

Photograph of Apollo 13 Lunar Module Pilot Fred W. Haise, Jr. Undergoing Spacesuit Checks

Photograph of Apollo 13 Lunar Module Pilot Fred W. Haise, Jr. Undergoi...

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. - Apollo 13 lunar module pilot Fred W. Haise, Jr., appears relaxed as he undergoes spacesuit checks today prior to the start of his lunar landing mission with astronauts James A. Love... More

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-III BACKUP CREW - SIMULATOR - CAPE

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-III BACKUP CREW - SIMULATOR - CAPE

S65-13920 (15 Jan. 1965) --- The Gemini-6 prime crew, astronauts Walter M. Schirra Jr. (left), command pilot, and Thomas P. Stafford, pilot, are pictured in the Gemini simulator during training exercises at the... More

ASTRONAUT WALTER M. SCHIRRA, JR. - TRAINING - (SIMULATOR)

ASTRONAUT WALTER M. SCHIRRA, JR. - TRAINING - (SIMULATOR)

S65-13919 (15 Jan. 1965) --- Astronaut Walter M. Schirra Jr., command pilot of the Gemini-6 prime crew, is pictured in the cockpit of the Gemini simulator at the Mission Control Center at Cape Kennedy, Florida.... More

WATER EGRESS -  - TRAINING, NASA Gemini program

WATER EGRESS - - TRAINING, NASA Gemini program

S65-10119 (1 Feb. 1965) --- The Gemini-6 prime crew, astronauts Thomas P. Stafford (left), pilot; and Walter M. Schirra Jr., command pilot, are pictured in a Gemini spacecraft, with flotation collar attached, d... More

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-3 - BACKUP CREW - WATER EGRESS - TRAINING - ELLINGTON AFB (EAFB), TX

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-3 - BACKUP CREW - WATER EGRESS - TRAINING - ELLINGTO...

S65-10118 (1 Feb. 1965) --- The Gemini-6 prime crew, astronauts Walter M. Schirra Jr. (in water), command pilot; and Thomas P. Stafford (on spacecraft), pilot, are pictured during water egress training at Ellin... More

WATER EGRESS - TRAINING - ELLINGTON AFB (EAFB), TX

WATER EGRESS - TRAINING - ELLINGTON AFB (EAFB), TX

S65-10121 (1 Feb. 1965) --- Astronaut Walter M. Schirra Jr., the Gemini-6 command pilot for the prime crew, floats on a one-man life raft in a pool during water egress training at Ellington Air Force Base, Texa... More

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-3 SPACECRAFT - ASTRONAUT JOHN W. YOUNG - MISC. - ATLANTIC

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-3 SPACECRAFT - ASTRONAUT JOHN W. YOUNG - MISC. - ATL...

S65-18713 (23 March 1965) --- Astronauts John W. Young (left) and Virgil I. Grissom are shown during their first inspection of the Gemini 3 spacecraft aboard the USS Intrepid following their successful Gemini-T... More

Gemini-4 prime crew after press conference

Gemini-4 prime crew after press conference

S65-33352 (11 June 1965) --- The Gemini-4 prime crew pose with two NASA officials after a press conference in the MSC auditorium. Left to right, are Dr. Robert R. Gilruth, MSC director; Dr. Robert C. Seamans Jr... More

Orbiting Astronomical Observatory-1 Shroud Test in Space Power Chambers

Orbiting Astronomical Observatory-1 Shroud Test in Space Power Chamber...

Preparations for a shroud jettison test for the Orbiting Astronomical Observatory-1 (OAO-1) satellite in the Space Power Chambers facility at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Lewis Resea... More

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