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Rendezvous Docking Simulator

Rendezvous Docking Simulator

(February 7, 1964) Multiple exposure of Rendezvous Docking Simulator. The Gemini spacecraft was supported in a gimbal system by an overhead crane and gantry arrangement which provided 6 degrees of freedom - rol... more

ASTRONAUT JAMES A. LOVELL, JR.

ASTRONAUT JAMES A. LOVELL, JR.

Astronaut James A. Lovell Jr., pilot for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Gemini-7 spaceflight, walks to the elevator at Pad 19 one hour and 40 minutes before launch of the spacecraft. Moments ... 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

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

Sam the Monkey After His Ride in the Little Joe 2 Spacecraft

Sam the Monkey After His Ride in the Little Joe 2 Spacecraft

(December 4, 1959) Sam, the Rhesus monkey, after his ride in the Little Joe-2 (LJ-2) spacecraft. A U.S. Navy destroyer safely recovered Sam after he experienced three minutes of weightlessness during the flight... more

Luna 1

Luna 1

Description: Luna 1 was the first spacecraft to reach the Moon, and the first of a series of Soviet automatic interplanetary stations successfully launched in the direction of the Moon. The spacecraft was spher... more

Researcher Examines Pellets for Micrometeorite Impact Studies

Researcher Examines Pellets for Micrometeorite Impact Studies

A researcher at the NASA Lewis Research Center manipulates cartridge pellets and a strain gauge target as part of a study on the impact of micrometeorites striking space vehicles. Early in the space program NAS... more

Wernher von Braun views a demonstration of a simulated spacecraft

Wernher von Braun views a demonstration of a simulated spacecraft

Edward O. Buckbee, the first Director of the Alabama Space Science Center (left), and Dr. Wernher von Braun (right) view a demonstration of a simulated spacecraft which uses an actual hybrid rocket engine for l... more

Project Mercury Retro and Posigrade Package

Project Mercury Retro and Posigrade Package

The Retro and Posigrade Package for the Mercury spacecraft. This was used to de-orbit the spacecraft at the end of mission...Image # : C1960-54344

Modell av vädersateliten "Nimbus".

Modell av vädersateliten "Nimbus".

Modell av vädersateliten "Nimbus".

Project Mercury Retro and Posigrade Package

Project Mercury Retro and Posigrade Package

(September 16, 1960) The Retro and Posigrade Package for the Mercury spacecraft. This was used to de-orbit the spacecraft at the end of mission. ..Image # : C1960-54344

Little Joe 5B High-Q-Abort Test

Little Joe 5B High-Q-Abort Test

(April 28, 1961) "Little Joe" 5B launched a Mercury spacecraft in a high-Q-abort test. The ring-sail parachute lands the spacecraft off the shore of Wallops Island, Virginia. The Little Joe rocket booster was d... more

Failed Attempt to Recover Liberty Bell 7

Failed Attempt to Recover Liberty Bell 7

(July 21, 1961) After the hatch "Liberty Bell 7" opened prematurely, gallons of seawater entered the spacecraft. A helicopter recovery team attempted to empty the water, as seen in this photo. Seconds after thi... more

Retrieval of Alan B. Shepard Jr.

Retrieval of Alan B. Shepard Jr.

(May 5, 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 the western Atl... more

Unloading Atlas Launch Vehicle

Unloading Atlas Launch Vehicle

(April 23, 1961) The Atlas launch vehicle is shown being unloaded at Cape Canaveral, Florida. This vehicle was expected to launch a Mercury spacecraft (without any astronauts aboard), built by McDonnell Aircraf... more

Shepard With Freedom 7 Capsule

Shepard With Freedom 7 Capsule

(May 5, 1961) Alan B. Shepard, Jr., America's first astronaut, stands in front of the Freedom 7 spacecraft shortly after completion of the third flight of the Mercury-Redstone (MR-3) vehicle, May 5, 1961. Durin... more

Shepard Hoisted from Mercury Capsule

Shepard Hoisted from Mercury Capsule

A U.S. Marine helicopter recovery team hoists astronaut Alan Shepard from his Mercury spacecraft after a successful flight and splashdown in the Atlantic Ocean. On May 5th 1961, Alan B. Shepard Jr. became the f... more

ASTRONAUT GRISSOM, VIRGIL I. - MERCURY SPACECRAFT - EGRESS TRAINING

ASTRONAUT GRISSOM, VIRGIL I. - MERCURY SPACECRAFT - EGRESS TRAINING

S61-03885 (26 April 1961) --- Astronaut Virgil I. (Gus) Grissom, wearing the new Mercury spacesuit, stands outside of a mock-up of the Mercury capsule on the deck of a ship taking him to emergency water egress ... more

Mercury-Atlas Test Launch

Mercury-Atlas Test Launch

(April 25, 1961) A NASA Project Mercury spacecraft was test launched at 11:15 AM EST on April 25, 1961 from Cape Canaveral, Florida, in a test designed to qualify the Mercury Spacecraft and all systems, which m... more

Liftoffs - Cape

Liftoffs - Cape

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

LIFTOFF - MERCURY-REDSTONE (MR)-2 - CAPE

LIFTOFF - MERCURY-REDSTONE (MR)-2 - CAPE

S63-22731 (31 Jan. 1961) --- The launch of the Mercury-Redstone 2 (MR-2) suborbital mission from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on Jan. 31, 1961. Onboard the spacecraft was ?Ham?, a 37-pound chimpanzee. Despite an ov... more

Recovery of the Little Joe 5A spacecraft

Recovery of the Little Joe 5A spacecraft

S61-01398 (18 March 1961) --- View of the recovery of the Little Joe-5A spacecraft which lifted off on March 18, 1961 from Wallops Island. The photo was taken from the recovery helicopter and shows the craft's ... more

LITTLE JOE 5B - SPACECRAFT #14 - CAPE

LITTLE JOE 5B - SPACECRAFT #14 - CAPE

S61-01690 (28 April 1961) --- View of the launch of the Little Joe-5B spacecraft from Wallops Island on April 28, 1961. Photo credit: NASA

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

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

ASTRONAUT SHEPARD, ALAN - CAPE

ASTRONAUT SHEPARD, ALAN - CAPE

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

Mercury Project - Freedom 7 spacecraft

Mercury Project - Freedom 7 spacecraft

Alan B. Shepard, Jr., America's first astronaut, stands in front of the Freedom 7 spacecraft shortly after completion of the third flight of the Mercury-Redstone (MR-3) vehicle, May 5, 1961. During the 15-minut... 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

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

Attempted Recovery of Mercury spacecraft at end of MR-4 mission

Attempted Recovery of Mercury spacecraft at end of MR-4 mission

S61-02826 (21 July 1961) --- A U.S. Marine Corps helicopter attempts an unsuccessful recovery of the Mercury-Redstone 4 "Liberty Bell 7" spacecraft. The spacecraft hatch opened prematurely, and astronaut Virgil... more

Attempted Recovery of Mercury spacecraft at end of MR-4 mission

Attempted Recovery of Mercury spacecraft at end of MR-4 mission

S61-02817 (21 July 1961) --- Attempted recovery of Mercury spacecraft at end of the Mercury-Redstone 4 (MR-4) mission. View shows the Marine helicopter pulled almost to the waters surface by the weight of the c... more

Mercury-Redstone 4 spacecraft launching

Mercury-Redstone 4 spacecraft launching

S61-03248 (21 July 1961) --- Mercury-Redstone 4 (MR-4) launch of Virgil I. Grissom on July 21, 1961, from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photo credit: NASA

Attempted Recovery of Mercury spacecraft at end of MR-4 mission

Attempted Recovery of Mercury spacecraft at end of MR-4 mission

S61-02824 (21 July 1961) --- A U.S. Marine Corps helicopter attempts an unsuccessful recovery of the Mercury-Redstone 4 "Liberty Bell 7" spacecraft. The spacecraft hatch opened prematurely, and astronaut Virgil... more

Earth Observation - Mercury-Redstone (MR)-4 Flight

Earth Observation - Mercury-Redstone (MR)-4 Flight

S62-01287 (21 July 1961) --- Earth observation take during the Mercury-Redstone 4 (MR-4) spaceflight. Photo credit: NASA

Photograph of a Marine Helicopter Towing the Liberty Bell 7 Spacecraft

Photograph of a Marine Helicopter Towing the Liberty Bell 7 Spacecraft

Original caption: Marine helicopter has hooked the Liberty Bell 7 spacecraft and appears to have it in tow. Minutes later it was released because of its being full of sea water after going under once. This was ... more

Attempted Recovery of Mercury spacecraft at end of MR-4 mission

Attempted Recovery of Mercury spacecraft at end of MR-4 mission

S61-02921 (21 July 1961) --- Attempted recovery of Mercury spacecraft at end of the Mercury-Redstone 4 (MR-4) mission. View shows the top of the capsule before it sinks beneath the waves. Photo credit: NASA

Attempted Recovery - Mercury Spacecraft - End - Mercury-Redstone (MR)-4 Mission

Attempted Recovery - Mercury Spacecraft - End - Mercury-Redstone (MR)-...

S61-02820 (21 July 1961) --- Attempted recovery of Mercury spacecraft at end of the Mercury-Redstone 4 (MR-4) mission. View shows the Marine helicopter pulled almost to the waters surface by the weight of the c... more

Attempted Recovery - Mercury Spacecraft - End - Mercury-Redstone (MR)-4 Mission

Attempted Recovery - Mercury Spacecraft - End - Mercury-Redstone (MR)-...

S61-02821 (21 July 1961) --- Attempted recovery of Mercury spacecraft at end of the Mercury-Redstone 4 (MR-4) mission. View shows the Marine helicopter dropping a recovery line to the capsule. In the upper left... more

Mercury-Redstone (MR)-4 - Spacecraft Launch - Cape

Mercury-Redstone (MR)-4 - Spacecraft Launch - Cape

S61-03121 (21 July 1961) --- Mercury-Redstone 4 (MR-4) launch of Virgil I. Grissom on July 21, 1961, from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photo credit: NASA

Photograph of the West African Coast from the First Unmanned Mercury Spacecraft

Photograph of the West African Coast from the First Unmanned Mercury S...

Original caption: The first unmanned Mercury Spacecraft to orbit the earth photographs the West African Coast. From the Strait of Gibraltar to Cabo Yubi, Morocco. Cloud cover hangs close to the coastal area an... more

View of Mercury Spacecraft instrument control panels

View of Mercury Spacecraft instrument control panels

S61-03257 (1961) --- View of Mercury spacecraft instrument control panels. Photo credit: NASA

Mariner 1 Launch

Mariner 1 Launch

(July 22, 1962) An Atlas-Agena 5 carrying the Mariner 1 spacecraft lifting off from Cape Kennedy Launch Complex 12. The Mariner spacecraft was scheduled to orbit Venus. ..Image # : 62PC-0065

Mars 1

Mars 1

Description: (November 1, 1962) Mars 1 was an automatic interplanetary station launched in the direction of Mars, with the intent of flying by the planet at a distance of about 11,000 km. It was designed to ima... more

Mercury "Friendship 7" Spacecraft

Mercury "Friendship 7" Spacecraft

(February 20, 1962) Astronaut John Glenn, first American to orbit the Earth, enters the Mercury "Friendship 7" Spacecraft during prelaunch preparations. ..Image # : S62-00371

Astronaut Walter Schirra - Assisted - Sigma "7" Spacecraft - Cape

Astronaut Walter Schirra - Assisted - Sigma "7" Spacecraft - Cape

S62-06002 (3 Oct. 1962) --- Astronaut Walter M. Schirra Jr., pilot of the Mercury-Atlas 8 (MA-8) Earth-orbital spaceflight, is assisted by backup pilot L. Gordon Cooper into his Sigma 7 spacecraft for the begin... more

Aerial view of the future site of the Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, Tx

Aerial view of the future site of the Manned Spacecraft Center, Housto...

S62-08046 (1961) --- Aerial view of the future site of the Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, Texas. NOTE: The Manned Spacecraft Center was named Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in memory of the late Preside... more

Gus Grissom & Milt Thompson With Paresev

Gus Grissom & Milt Thompson With Paresev

(October 17, 1962) The Paresev 1-A standing at Rogers Dry Lakebed at the NASA Flight Research Center, Edwards, California. Mercury Astronaut Gus Grissom is at left and NASA test pilot Milton Thompson is at righ... more

NASA Manned Spacecraft Center Astronauts Receiving Gelogical Training from NASA Geologists During a Field Trip to the Big Bend Area of West Texas
Photograph of Atlas and Friendship 7 Spacecraft

Photograph of Atlas and Friendship 7 Spacecraft

Original caption: Cape Canaveral, Fla. -- Low angle view of Atlas and Friendship 7 spacecraft between gantry equipment during prelaunch preparations. Committee Papers

Astronaut John Glenn inspects decal for side of his Mercury capsule

Astronaut John Glenn inspects decal for side of his Mercury capsule

S64-14854 (20 Feb. 1962) --- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. and technicians inspect a decal ready for application to the side of his Mercury spacecraft prior to launch on Feb. 20, 1962. The decal reads "Friendship... more

Astronaut John Glenn, Jr. - Insertion - Mercury Spacecraft - Cape

Astronaut John Glenn, Jr. - Insertion - Mercury Spacecraft - Cape

S62-00371 (20 Feb. 1962) --- Mercury astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., pilot of the Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) spaceflight, enters the Mercury "Friendship 7" spacecraft during the MA-6 prelaunch preparations at Cape Can... more

DOD Recovery personnel and NASA technicians inspect Friendship 7 spacecraft

DOD Recovery personnel and NASA technicians inspect Friendship 7 space...

S64-14861 (1962) --- Department of Defense (DOD) recovery personnel and spacecraft technicians from NASA and McDonnell Aircraft Corp., inspect astronaut John Glenn's Mercury spacecraft, Friendship 7, following ... more

John H Glenn Jr.

John H Glenn Jr.

Project Mercury astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., enters the Friendship 7 spacecraft during the last part of the countdown on Feb. 20, 1962. At 9:47 a.m. EST, the Atlas launch vehicle lifted the spacecraft into orbi... more

Launch of the Mercury-Atlas 6 mission

Launch of the Mercury-Atlas 6 mission

S62-00954 (20 February 1962) --- This is a view of the Mercury-Atlas 6 spacecraft as it leaves the launch pad at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Onboard the spacecraft is astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., pilot of the MA-... more

View of Astronaut John Glenn insertion into the Mercury Spacecraft

View of Astronaut John Glenn insertion into the Mercury Spacecraft

S62-00957 (20 Feb. 1962) --- Project Mercury astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., enters the Friendship 7 spacecraft during the last part of the countdown on Feb. 20, 1962. At 9:47 a.m. (EST), the Atlas launch vehicle ... more

Fish-eye view of Astronaut John Glenn insertion into the Mercury Spacecraft

Fish-eye view of Astronaut John Glenn insertion into the Mercury Space...

S62-00955 (February 1962) --- This is a view of John H. Glenn Jr. ingressing the Mercury-Atlas 6 spacecraft. Photo credit: NASA

Closeup View - Astronaut John Glenn - Insertion - Mercury Capsule - Cape

Closeup View - Astronaut John Glenn - Insertion - Mercury Capsule - Ca...

S62-01004 (1962) --- Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr., pilot of the Mercury Atlas 6 (MA-6) mission, participates in Mercury egress training during MA-6 preflight preparations. Glenn made the free world's first mann... more

Mercury-Atlas 6 "Friendship 7" spacecraft is retrieved from the Atlantic Ocean

Mercury-Atlas 6 "Friendship 7" spacecraft is retrieved from the Atlant...

S62-00941 (20 Feb. 1962) --- The Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6) "Friendship 7" spacecraft is retrieved from the Atlantic Ocean following astronaut John H. Glenn Jr.'s three-orbit space mission. In this view, the capsul... more

Photograph of Flight Name being Painted onto Spacecraft Aurora 7

Photograph of Flight Name being Painted onto Spacecraft Aurora 7

Original caption: Cape Canaveral, Fla. Miss Cece Bibby, Chrysler Corp employee, paints name Aurora 7 on Project Mercury spacecraft for second manned orbital flight while Mission Pilot M. Scott Carpenter looks o... more

INSERTION - ASTRONAUT CARPENTER - MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-7 - CAPE

INSERTION - ASTRONAUT CARPENTER - MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-7 - CAPE

S62-02846 (24 May 1962) --- Project Mercury astronaut M. Scott Carpenter, prime pilot for the Mercury-Atlas 7 (MA-7) mission, is assisted into the MA-7 spacecraft by techicians at Launch Pad 14, Cape Canaveral,... more

Photograph of Astronaut Scott Carpenter Looking inside his Aurora 7 Spacecraft prior to Launch

Photograph of Astronaut Scott Carpenter Looking inside his Aurora 7 Sp...

Original caption: Cape Canaveral, Fla.: Astronaut Scott Carpenter looks inside Aurora 7 spacecraft prior to insertion. McDonneld and NASA capsule technicians along with Astronauts Wall Schirra and John Glenn wa... more

Photograph of Liftoff of Aurora 7 Spacecraft

Photograph of Liftoff of Aurora 7 Spacecraft

Original caption: Cape Canaveral, Fla. - Moment of liftoff. Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter inside the Aurora 7 spacecraft atop the Atlas booster seconds after leaving Pad 14 at Cape Canaveral. Carpenter became th... more

Photograph of the USS Robinson Moving into Position to Recover Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter and Aurora 7

Photograph of the USS Robinson Moving into Position to Recover Astrona...

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL - The USS Robinson (DD 562) steams into position in the Atlantic Ocean to take part in the recovery of Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter and spacecraft Aurora7. The U.S. second ... more

Photograph of Mercury Spacecraft Aurora 7 Floating in the Atlantic during Recovery Operations

Photograph of Mercury Spacecraft Aurora 7 Floating in the Atlantic dur...

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL - The Mercury spacecraft, Aurora 7, is shown floating in the Atlantic during recovery operations following its orbital flight. A scuba dicer is shown on the flotation collar. Co... more

Photograph of Aurora 7 Spacecraft being Returned to Cape Canaveral

Photograph of Aurora 7 Spacecraft being Returned to Cape Canaveral

Original caption: CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA. - The Aurora-7 spacecraft is returned to Cape Canaveral via C-124 after the successful MA-7 orbital flight of Lt. Comdr. M. Scott Carpenter. Committee Papers

Apollo interium midcourse flight simulator Brent Creer, Chief of the Ames manned spacecraft simulation branch, developed the Apollo mid-course navigation and guidance simulator. ARC-1962-A-29724-2

Apollo interium midcourse flight simulator Brent Creer, Chief of the A...

Apollo interium midcourse flight simulator Brent Creer, Chief of the Ames manned spacecraft simulation branch, developed the Apollo mid-course navigation and guidance simulator.

LAUNCH ESCAPE TOWER - ARTIST CONCEPT - MERCURY SPACECRAFT

LAUNCH ESCAPE TOWER - ARTIST CONCEPT - MERCURY SPACECRAFT

S62-04976 (31 Aug. 1962) --- Artist concept of the Mercury capsule with its launch escape system. Photo credit: NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- An Atlas launch vehicle lifts off with the Mercury spacecraft Sigma 7 atop with astronaut Walter M. Schirra Jr. aboard. The fifth American into space and the third to orbit the Earth plans to circle the globe six time prior to a planned splashdown in the Pacific Ocean. Photo Credit: NASA KSC-62PC-0078

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- An Atlas launch vehicle lifts off with the Mer...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- An Atlas launch vehicle lifts off with the Mercury spacecraft Sigma 7 atop with astronaut Walter M. Schirra Jr. aboard. The fifth American into space and the third to orbit the Earth pla... more

Landing of Mercury-Atlas 8 spacecraft with parachute extended

Landing of Mercury-Atlas 8 spacecraft with parachute extended

S63-00693 (3 Oct. 1962) --- Landing with parachute extended of astronaut Walter M. Schirra's Mercury-Atlas 8 (MA-8) capsule, called the Sigma 7, after a world orbital flight. Photo is labeled "Splashdown". Phot... more

The Atlas-Agena B space Vehicle waits on the launch pad to launch the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Ranger V Spacecraft on a 66 – 62 hour journey to the moon.  Ranger V is a 735-pound gold and chrome Plated payload designed to perform a series of complicated tasks, including taking television pictures of the lunar surface. 62P-165

The Atlas-Agena B space Vehicle waits on the launch pad to launch the ...

The Atlas-Agena B space Vehicle waits on the launch pad to launch the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Ranger V Spacecraft on a 66 – 62 hour journey to the moon. Ranger V is a 735-pound gold and... more

Rymdutställningen på Tekniska museet 1963. Modell av Mercury-kapseln.

Rymdutställningen på Tekniska museet 1963. Modell av Mercury-kapseln.

Rymdutställningen på Tekniska museet 1963. Modell av Mercury-kapseln.

Altitude Chamber Tests

Altitude Chamber Tests

S63-03957 (1963) --- NASA and McDonnell Aircraft Corp. spacecraft technicians assist astronaut L. Gordon Cooper Jr. into his spacecraft prior to undergoing tests in the altitude chamber. These tests are used to... more

Navy frogmen swim to spacecraft to begin retrieval

Navy frogmen swim to spacecraft to begin retrieval

A U.S. Navy frogman, deployed from the hovering helicopter, swims next to the spacecraft and makes contact with Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper inside, as his fellow team members bring up the floatation gear to be a... more

MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-9 - "FRIENDSHIP 7" SPACECRAFT - PRELAUNCH ACTIVITIES - CAPE

MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-9 - "FRIENDSHIP 7" SPACECRAFT - PRELAUNCH ACTIVITIE...

S63-03960 (1 Feb. 1963) --- Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper Jr., prime pilot for the Mercury-Atlas 9 (MA-9) mission, checks over the instrument panel from Mercury spacecraft #20 with Robert Graham, McDonnell Aircraf... more

SPACECRAFT - MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-9 - PRELAUNCH - ASTRONAUT COOPER - SIMULATED FLIGHT TESTS - CAPE

SPACECRAFT - MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-9 - PRELAUNCH - ASTRONAUT COOPER - SIM...

S63-03975 (1963) --- Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper Jr., prime pilot for the Mercury-Atlas 9 (MA-9) mission, is pictured prior to entering the Mercury spacecraft for a series of simulated flight tests. During these... more

ASTRONAUT COOPER, L. GORDON, JR. - MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-9 - PREFLIGHT TESTING - CAPE

ASTRONAUT COOPER, L. GORDON, JR. - MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-9 - PREFLIGHT TE...

S63-01922 (1963) --- Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper Jr., pilot for the Mercury-Atlas 9 (MA-9) mission, stands fully suited beside his spacecraft during preflight testing. Cooper named his spacecraft the Faith 7. Ph... more

ASTRONAUT COOPER, GORDON - PRELAUNCH MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-9 - "FAITH 7" - INSERTION - CAPE CANAVERAL, FL

ASTRONAUT COOPER, GORDON - PRELAUNCH MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-9 - "FAITH 7" ...

S63-06259 (14 May 1963) --- Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper Jr., prime pilot for the Mercury-Atlas 9 (MA-9) mission, is assisted into his "Faith 7" Mercury spacecraft early morning on May 14, 1963. Cooper remained i... more

MA-9 recovery

MA-9 recovery

S63-07730 (16 May 1963) --- A U.S. Navy frogman, deployed from the hovering helicopter, swims next to the spacecraft and makes contact with astronaut L. Gordon Cooper Jr. inside, as his fellow team members brin... more

FROGMEN - MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-9 - FAITH "7" - FLOTATION COLLAR - RECOVERY - PACIFIC

FROGMEN - MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-9 - FAITH "7" - FLOTATION COLLAR - RECOVE...

S63-07707 (16 May 1963) --- A U.S. Navy frogman team attaches a flotation collar to the Mercury-Atlas 9 (MA-9)"Faith 7" spacecraft during recovery operations in the central Pacific near Midway Island. The Mercu... more

Recovery- Cooper

Recovery- Cooper

S63-07853 (16 May 1963) --- Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper Jr., pilot of the Mercury-Atlas 9 (MA-9) mission, stands supported by strong hands after climbing out of his spacecraft "Faith 7" after a 600,000-mile, 22-... more

Astronaut Gordon Cooper - Mercury Project

Astronaut Gordon Cooper - Mercury Project

The recovery operation of the Faith 7 spacecraft after the completion of the 1-1/2 day orbital flight (MA-9 mission) with Astronaut Gordon Cooper. Navy frogmen attach the flotation collar to the spacecraft. The... more

ASTRONAUT COOPER - SPACECRAFT "FAITH 7" - RECOVERY - USS KEARSAGE - PACIFIC

ASTRONAUT COOPER - SPACECRAFT "FAITH 7" - RECOVERY - USS KEARSAGE - PA...

S63-07701 (16 May 1963) --- Recovery Force personnel bring the Mercury-Atlas 9 (MA-9) spacecraft aboard the prime recovery vessel following its successful flight into space. Pilot inside the spacecraft is astro... more

"FAITH 7"- ASTRONAUT COOPER, GORDON L. - RECOVERY AREA - MERCURY-ATLAS (MA)-9 - POSTFLIGHT - USS KEARSAGE

"FAITH 7"- ASTRONAUT COOPER, GORDON L. - RECOVERY AREA - MERCURY-ATLAS...

S63-07882 (16 May 1963) --- Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper Jr., pilot of the Mercury Atlas 9 (MA-9) mission, backs out of his spacecraft "Faith 7" after a 600,000-mile, 22-orbit journey around Earth. He elected to ... more

Astronaut Gordon Cooper is assisted backing out of his spacecraft "Faith 7"

Astronaut Gordon Cooper is assisted backing out of his spacecraft "Fai...

S63-07855 (16 May 1963) --- Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper Jr. is assisted in backing out of his spacecraft "Faith 7" after a 600,000-mile, 22-orbit journey around Earth. He elected to remain in the spacecraft unti... more

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- This aerial view shows construction progress of the Manned Spacecraft Operations Building at NASA's Merritt Island Launch Annex. Photo Credit: NASA KSC-LOC-63C-2036

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- This aerial view shows construction progress of...

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- This aerial view shows construction progress of the Manned Spacecraft Operations Building at NASA's Merritt Island Launch Annex. Photo Credit: NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- This aerial view shows construction progress of the Manned Spacecraft Operations Building at NASA's Merritt Island Launch Annex. Photo Credit: NASA KSC-63C-2376

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- This aerial view shows construction progress of...

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- This aerial view shows construction progress of the Manned Spacecraft Operations Building at NASA's Merritt Island Launch Annex. Photo Credit: NASA

MERCURY SPACECRAFT - MEASUREMENTS - CUTAWAY VIEW

MERCURY SPACECRAFT - MEASUREMENTS - CUTAWAY VIEW

S63-18867 (October 1963) --- Mercury spacecraft with measurements and cutaway view. Photo credit: NASA

RHESUS MONKEY - SAM - POSTFLIGHT - LITTLE JOE II (LJ-2) SPACECRAFT

RHESUS MONKEY - SAM - POSTFLIGHT - LITTLE JOE II (LJ-2) SPACECRAFT

S63-19199 (4 Dec. 1959) --- Sam, the Rhesus monkey, and his handler after his ride in the Little Joe 2 (LJ-2) spacecraft. He is still encased in his contour couch. A U.S. Navy destroyer safely recovered Sam aft... more

MERCURY SPACECRAFT - LINE DRAWING

MERCURY SPACECRAFT - LINE DRAWING

S63-21624 (November 1963) --- Main instrument panel for the Mercury spacecraft. Photo credit: NASA

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- President John F. Kennedy tours the Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex in Florida. Standing in front of a Gemini spacecraft, from the left, are George M. Low, NASA chief of Manned Space Flight partially visible, Kennedy, astronaut L. Gordon Cooper, astronaut Virgil I. Grissom and G. Merritt Preston, NASA's manager of the Atlantic Missile Range. Photo Credit: NASA KSC-63P-0171

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- President John F. Kennedy tours the Cape Canave...

CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. -- President John F. Kennedy tours the Cape Canaveral Missile Test Annex in Florida. Standing in front of a Gemini spacecraft, from the left, are George M. Low, NASA chief of Manned Space Fl... more

The Ranger Spacecraft

The Ranger Spacecraft

(January 30, 1964) The Ranger fleet of spacecraft launched in the mid-sixties provided for the first time live television transmissions of the Moon from lunar orbit. These transmissions resolved surface feature... more

GEMINI - ARTIST CONCEPT - SPACECRAFT COMPARISONS - MSC

GEMINI - ARTIST CONCEPT - SPACECRAFT COMPARISONS - MSC

S64-01123 (1964) --- Artist concept illustrating the relative sizes of the one-man Mercury spacecraft, the two-man Gemini spacecraft, and the three-man Apollo spacecraft. Photo credit: NASA

GEMINI SPACECRAFT - ARTIST CONCEPT

GEMINI SPACECRAFT - ARTIST CONCEPT

S64-22331 (1964) --- Artist concept illustrating the relative sizes of the one-man Mercury spacecraft, the two-man Gemini spacecraft, and the three-man Apollo spacecraft. Also shows line drawing of launch vehic... more

Diagrams of Spacecraft Responses to Orbit Attitude Control Thrust

Diagrams of Spacecraft Responses to Orbit Attitude Control Thrust

S64-03507 (1964) --- Diagrams shows Gemini spacecraft responses to orbital attitude systems's thrusters. Firing of appropriate combination of the thrusters cause pitch, roll and yaw.

Diagrams of Spacecraft Reaction Control System (RCS) Function

Diagrams of Spacecraft Reaction Control System (RCS) Function

S64-03506 (1964) --- Diagrams shows Gemini spacecraft functions of the thrusters in the Gemini spacecraft's re-entry control system. Thrusters may be fired in various combinations to cause yaw, roll and pitch.

GEMINI SPACECRAFT - ARTIST CONCEPT

GEMINI SPACECRAFT - ARTIST CONCEPT

S64-12007 (1964) --- Artist concept of Gemini spacecraft and Command Module with two astronauts seated at the controls.

Open House-Manned Spacecraft Center

Open House-Manned Spacecraft Center

Open House - Visitiors to the MSC Open House view the many exhibits found in Bldg. 1

Mariner-C Spacecraft Model

Mariner-C Spacecraft Model

A model of the Mariner-C spacecraft at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Lewis Research Center for a June 1964 Conference on New Technology. Mariner-C and Mariner-D were identical spacecr... 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

Photograph from Ranger VII Spacecraft Just before Impact on the Moon

Photograph from Ranger VII Spacecraft Just before Impact on the Moon

Original caption: Photograph taken by the Ranger VII spacecraft before it impacted on the Moon at 6:25 a.m. PDT July 31. Viewed with the three large shallow craters in the lower left hand corner, North is at th... more