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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

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

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

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 inspects his capsule on U.S. Champlain after recovery

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 Mercury Spacecraft Aurora 7 Floating in the Atlantic during Recovery Operations

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

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 Ames manned spacecraft simulation branch, developed the Apollo mid-course navigation and guidance simulator.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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 the Manned Spacecraft Operations Building at NASA's Merritt Island Launch Annex. Photo Credit: NASA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Artist: T Howard Interplanetary Pioneer 6 Spacecraft launched in 1965 to study the sun. ARC-1964-A-33228

Artist: T Howard Interplanetary Pioneer 6 Spacecraft launched in 1965 to study the sun.

David Reese and Alvin Seiff interpret the results from tests designed to study spacecraft configuration and performance in a particular atmosphere ARC-1964-A-33672

David Reese and Alvin Seiff interpret the results from tests designed to study spacecraft configuration and performance in a particular atmosphere

GEMINI SPACECRAFT - ARTIST CONCEPT - SEE-THROUGH (CUTAWAY) VIEW - MSC

S65-14257 (January 1965) --- This is an artist's concept of a two-man Gemini spacecraft in flight, showing a cutaway view.

Photograph of the Apollo 13 Spacecraft Being Returned to the Prime Recovery Ship, USS Iwo Jima

Original caption: RECOVERY AREA, SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN. APOLLO 13 RECOVERY - Apollo 13 Spacecraft is being returned to the prime recovery ship, USS Iwo Jima. The spacecraft splashed down at 12:07:44 p.m. (CST),... more

GEMINI TESTING - SPACECRAFT 3 - SIMULATOR - BORESIGHT RANGE TEST - CAPE

S65-13394 (6 Jan. 1965) --- Gemini-3 spacecraft (background) on tower at Boresight Range, Merritt Island launch area, showing simulator in foreground.

GEMINI TESTING - SPACECRAFT 3 - SIMULATOR - BORESIGHT RANGE TEST - CAPE

S65-13395 (6 Jan. 1965) --- Gemini-3 spacecraft (final configuation) during test at Boresight Range, Merritt Island launch area.

Artist concept of the Gemini spacecraft control panel

S65-14095 (1965) --- Artist concept of the Gemini spacecraft control panel.

CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. -- At Cape Kennedy Air Force Station in Florida, Gemini 3 pilot John W. Young is followed by command pilot Virgil I. Grissom as they walk to elevator at Launch Complex 19 for their three orbit flight, the first mission of the Gemini spacecraft. Photo Credit: NASA KSC-65-4922

CAPE KENNEDY, Fla. -- At Cape Kennedy Air Force Station in Florida, Gemini 3 pilot John W. Young is followed by command pilot Virgil I. Grissom as they walk to elevator at Launch Complex 19 for their three orbi... more

View of Astronaut Virgil Grissom through spacecraft window prior to launch

View of Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom through spacecraft window prior to launch of Gemini-Titan 3 mission.

GEMINI-TITAN-3 - AWAITS IN SPACECRAFT (S/C) - CAPE

S65-23489 (23 March 1965) --- Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom, the command pilot of the Gemini-Titan 3 (GT-3) space flight, is shown in the GT-3 spacecraft just before the hatches are secured prior to launch. Griss... more

View of Astronaut John Young through spacecraft window prior to launch

View of Astronaut John W. Young through spacecraft window prior to launch of Gemini-Titan 3 mission.

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

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

SPACECRAFT (INSPECTION) - ASTRONAUT JOHN W. YOUNG - MISC. - CAPE

S65-19228 (23 March 1965) --- Astronaut John W. Young, the pilot of the Gemini-Titan 3 mission, is shown going through last minute checks before the hatch is closed on the spacecraft. The window frames Young j... more

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-3 - RECOVERY OPERATIONS - ASTRONAUT JOHN W. YOUNG (SPACECRAFT IN WATER) - ATLANTIC

S65-22893 (23 March 1965) --- Astronaut John W. Young, the pilot of the Gemini-Titan III (GT-3) flight, waits in a life raft to be picked up by a helicopter during recovery operations following the successful t... more

Astronaut John Young assisted into Gemini spacecraft in white room

S65-20604 (23 March 1965) --- Astronaut John W. Young, the pilot of the Gemini-Titan 3 three-orbit mission, is assisted by a McDonnell Aircraft Corp. engineer as he enters the Gemini spacecraft in the white roo... more

Nighttime scene of Gemini spacecraft being hoisted to top of Pad 19

S65-23710 (14 April 1965) --- Nighttime scene showing the Gemini-4 spacecraft being hoisted to the white room at the top of the gantry at Pad 19 for soft mating with the Titan launch vehicle.

GEMINI SPACECRAFT - MANEUVERING CONTROL - MSC

S65-05399 (1965) --- Composite drawing showing the vertical, lateral, forward and aft maneuvering control of the Gemini spacecraft.

View of the Gemini-Titan 4 spacecraft launch

S65-29639 (3 June 1965) --- The Gemini-Titan 4 (GT-4) spaceflight launches from Cape Kennedy's Pad 19 at 10:16 a.m. (EST) on June 3, 1965. The GT-4 spacecraft carried astronauts James A. McDivitt, command pilot... more

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-4 SPACECRAFT (S/C) (ATOP WHITE ROOM) - ASTRONAUT EDWARD H. WHITE II - MISC. - CAPE

S65-29642 (3 June 1965) --- Close-up view of astronauts James A. McDivitt (foreground) and Edward H. White II inside their Gemini-4 spacecraft. NASA Headquarters alternative photo number is 65-H-294.

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-IV SPACECRAFT - RECOVERY - ATLANTIC

S65-32962 (7 June 1965) --- The Gemini-4 (GT-4) spacecraft is hoisted aboard the recovery ship USS Wasp during recovery operations following the successful four-day mission.

Astronaut Edward White being weighed and balanced in spacecraft seat

S65-19585 (21 May 1965) --- Astronaut James A. McDivitt, command pilot for the Gemini-Titan 4 prime crew, participates in a weight and balance test during a wet mock simulation exercise at Cape Kennedy, Florida... more

INSIDE SPACECRAFT (S/C) (Prime Crew)

S65-48989 (21 Aug. 1965) --- Astronauts L. Gordon Cooper Jr. (foreground), command pilot, and Charles Conrad Jr., pilot, in the Gemini-5 spacecraft in the white room atop Pad 19 moments prior to the closing of ... more

INSIDE S/C (Spacecraft) (Prime Crew)

S65-46388 (21 Aug. 1965) --- Astronauts L. Gordon Cooper Jr. (foreground) and Charles Conrad Jr. are pictured in their Gemini-5 spacecraft moments before the hatches are closed. The Gemini-5 spaceflight is plan... more

View of Astronaut Charles Conrad Jr. in Gemini 5 spacecraft

S65-48759 (21 Aug. 1965) --- View of astronaut Charles Conrad Jr. through the window as he sits in the Gemini-5 spacecraft during preflight activities.

Astronaut Charles Conrad - Gemini-5 Spacecraft - Post-Launch

S65-45683 (21-29 Aug. 1965) --- Astronaut Charles Conrad Jr. inside the Gemini-5 spacecraft as it orbited Earth. Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper Jr. took this photograph.

RECOVERY (HOIST SPACECRAFT ONBOARD) - GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-5 - ATLANTIC

S65-46630 (29 Aug. 1965) --- The Gemini-5 spacecraft is brought aboard the recovery ship, USS Lake Champlain after a successful landing at the end of its mission.

Astronaut Charles Conrad as seen through Gemini 5 spacecraft window

S65-45610 (21 Aug. 1965) --- Astronaut Charles Conrad Jr. as seen through the Gemini-5 spacecraft window before launch.

Gemini-Titan (GT)-7 - Water Egress Pilots - Spacecraft (S/C) - Gulf

S65-55562 (15 Oct. 1965) --- Astronaut James A. Lovell Jr., prime crew pilot for the Gemini-7 spaceflight, sits on top of the Gemini spacecraft Static Test Article during water egress training in the Gulf of Me... more

Gemini VII Mission Image - Spacecraft Nose

The original caption reads: Photograph of spacecraft nose (out of focus) taken during the Gemini VII mission. Original magazine number was GEM07-30-G-65261 taken with a Hasselblad camera and a 80mm lens. Film... more

Orienete Province, eastern end of Cuba as seen from Gemini 7 spacecraft

S65-63826 (5 Dec. 1965) --- Oriente Province, eastern end of Cuba, as seen from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's Gemini-7 spacecraft during its 14th revolution of Earth. Guantanamo Bay is in ... more

(GEMINI-TITAN [GT]-6 PREFLIGHT ACTIVITY) (PILOT INSIDE SPACECRAFT) - ASTRONAUT THOMAS P. STAFFORD - MISC. - CAPE

S65-59961 (15 Dec. 1965) --- Astronaut Thomas P. Stafford, pilot, is pictured in the Gemini-6 spacecraft in the White Room atop Pad 19 prior to the closing of the hatches during the Gemini-6 prelaunch countdown... more