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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

Ammonia Oxidation Plant at Plum Brook Ordnance Works

Ammonia Oxidation Plant at Plum Brook Ordnance Works

An ammonia oxidation plant at the Plum Brook Ordnance Works near Sandusky, Ohio, which later became the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s (NASA) Plum Brook Station. During World War II the ordnanc... 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

P-51 Mustang on Lakebed

P-51 Mustang on Lakebed

Description (1955) This photograph shows a NACA research pilot running up the engine of the F-51 Mustang on the taxiway adjacent to Rogers Dry Lake at the NACA High-Speed Flight Station in 1955. A P-51 Mustang,... More

Abe Silverstein Leads Tour of the 10- by 10-Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel

Abe Silverstein Leads Tour of the 10- by 10-Foot Supersonic Wind Tunne...

Abe Silverstein, Associate Director of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Lewis Flight Propulsion Laboratory, provides a personal tour of the new 10- by 10-Foot Supersonic Wind Tunnel for US... 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

Photograph of Virgil L. Grissom Preparing for Centrifuge Tests

Photograph of Virgil L. Grissom Preparing for Centrifuge Tests

Original caption: Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom, 35, prepares for centrifuge tests at the U.S. Navy's center at Johnsville, Pennsylvania during April of this year. These tests were conducted to determine the rea... 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

Project Mercury, 1959-1963, NASA Mercury project

Project Mercury, 1959-1963, NASA Mercury project

Image Credit: NASA..Description Less than a year after its birth, the National Aeronautics and Space Agency announced its first astronaut class, the Mercury Seven, on April 9, 1959. Project Mercury proved that ... 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

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

Origin of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

Origin of Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

The Marshall Space Flight Center was activated on July 1, 1960 as a part of NASA, which had been established on October 1, 1958 by Congressional passage of the National Aeronautics and Space Act. The nucleus of... 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

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

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

Photograph of Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom Preparing for Testing

Photograph of Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom Preparing for Testing

Original caption: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom, 35, is prepared for testing in the U.S. Navy centrifuge at Johnsville, Pennsylvania. Grissom is one of three NAA astr... 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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 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 - 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

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

A moving picture is made for the National Aeronautics and Space Agency on the experimental work being done in bio-organic chemistry. The cameraman (left) photographs Dr. Christof Palm (right) and William Everette of the Linac Group (center), taken February 1961. Morgue 1961-44 (P-1) [Photographer: Donald Cooksey]

A moving picture is made for the National Aeronautics and Space Agency...

Photographs Documenting Scientists, Special Events, and Nuclear Research Facilities, Instruments, and Projects at the Berkeley Lab

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

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn Undergoing Respiratory Testing in Preparation for His Friendship 7 Flight

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn Undergoing Respiratory Testing i...

Original caption: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr., 39, is shown undergoing certain respiratory testing as a part of the flight training program of Project Mercury. Pro... 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

Photograph of Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom Preparing for Testing in the Centrifuge

Photograph of Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom Preparing for Testing in the...

Original caption: Being readied for testing in the U.S. Navy's centrifuge at Johnsville, Pennsylvania is Virgil I. Grissom, 35, one of three astronauts chosen for the first manned suborbital flight of Project M... 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

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

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

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

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 - 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 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 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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 - 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

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

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

RIDE ELEVATOR (CLOSEUP)(GT-4) - ASTRONAUT EDWARD H. WHITE II - MISC.

RIDE ELEVATOR (CLOSEUP)(GT-4) - ASTRONAUT EDWARD H. WHITE II - MISC.

S65-30266 (29 May 1965) --- In the elevator on the way to the White Room at Pad 19 for simulations on May 29, 1965, astronauts James A. McDivitt (right), command pilot, and Edward H. White II, pilot, are shown ... 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

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-5 - LIFTOFF - CAPE

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-5 - LIFTOFF - CAPE

S65-28694 (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

PARASAIL TRAINING - ASTRONAUT THOMAS P. STAFFORD - GALVESTON BAY, TX

PARASAIL TRAINING - ASTRONAUT THOMAS P. STAFFORD - GALVESTON BAY, TX

S65-51958 (23 Aug. 1965) --- Astronaut Thomas P. Stafford, Gemini-6 prime crew pilot, sails over Galveston Bay during parasail training. His water survival gear hangs below him. Photo credit: NASA or National A... More

Astronaut Thomas P. Stafford - Training - Parasail - Gemini-Titan (GT)-5 Pilot - Galveston Bay, TX

Astronaut Thomas P. Stafford - Training - Parasail - Gemini-Titan (GT)...

S65-51948 (23 Aug. 1965) --- Astronaut Thomas P. Stafford, Gemini-6 prime crew pilot, stands ready to take part in parasail training in Galveston Bay, Texas. Wearing spacesuit, helmet and carrying water surviva... More

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-6 - AGENA TESTS - DOCKING EXERCISE - BORESIGHT RANGE - CAPE

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-6 - AGENA TESTS - DOCKING EXERCISE - BORESIGHT RANGE...

S65-52015 (1965) --- The Gemini-6 spacecraft (right) and the Agena Target Vehicle (left) on the Boresite Range Tower for the Plan-X docking exercise. Photo credit: NASA or National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Astronaut Walter Schirra during weight and balance test

Astronaut Walter Schirra during weight and balance test

S65-54319 (22 Sept. 1965) --- Astronaut Walter M. Schirra Jr., command pilot of the Gemini-6 prime crew, undergoes weight and balance tests in the Pyrotechnic Installation Building, Merritt Island, Kennedy Spac... More

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-6 - INSIGNIA (PATCH) - MSC

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-6 - INSIGNIA (PATCH) - MSC

S65-55983 (8 Dec. 1965) --- This hexagonal-shaped insignia is the emblem of the Gemini-6 spaceflight. Astronauts Walter M. Schirra Jr., command pilot; and Thomas P. Stafford, pilot, are the prime crew. The Nati... More

Gemini-Titan (GT)-6 - Training - Prime Crew - Suiting-Up Exercises - Cape

Gemini-Titan (GT)-6 - Training - Prime Crew - Suiting-Up Exercises - C...

S65-56123 (1 Oct. 1965) --- Astronauts Thomas P. Stafford (left), pilot; and Walter M. Schirra Jr., command pilot, the prime crew of the Gemini-6 spaceflight, are pictured during a suiting up training exercise ... More

ASTRONAUT WALTER M. SCHIRRA, JR. - TRAINING (GT-6 PRIME CREW INSIDE S/C)

ASTRONAUT WALTER M. SCHIRRA, JR. - TRAINING (GT-6 PRIME CREW INSIDE S/...

S65-56177 (1965) --- Gemini-6 astronauts Walter M. Schirra Jr., command pilot, and Thomas P. Stafford, pilot, check out the spacecraft during a simulated test at Launch Complex 19 at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Ph... More

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-VI - CLOSEUP (W/O HELMET) - PILOT (1ST TRY) - CAPE

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-VI - CLOSEUP (W/O HELMET) - PILOT (1ST TRY) - CAPE

S65-56187 (20 Oct. 1965) --- Astronaut Thomas P. Stafford, pilot of the Gemini-Titan-Agena 6 space mission, undergoes suiting up exercises at the Kennedy Space Center, Florida. Photo credit: NASA or National Ae... More

ASTRONAUT WALTER M. SCHIRRA, JR. - MISC. -EXAMINE GLOBE (GT-6 PRIME CREW)

ASTRONAUT WALTER M. SCHIRRA, JR. - MISC. -EXAMINE GLOBE (GT-6 PRIME CR...

S65-56185 (21 Oct. 1965) --- Gemini-6 astronauts Walter M. Schirra Jr. (left), command pilot; and Thomas P. Stafford, pilot, look at a star globe for celestial pattern recognition for their upcoming flight. The... More

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-7 - PRIME CREW SUITING-UP (W/O HELMETS) - (1ST TRY) - CAPE

GEMINI-TITAN (GT)-7 - PRIME CREW SUITING-UP (W/O HELMETS) - (1ST TRY) ...

S65-56190 (20 Oct. 1965) --- Astronauts Walter M. Schirra Jr. (seated), command pilot; and Thomas P. Stafford, pilot, the prime crew of NASA's Gemini-Titan-Agena 6 space mission, go through suiting up exercises... More

Astronauts Stafford and Schirra during suiting up exercises at the Cape

Astronauts Stafford and Schirra during suiting up exercises at the Cap...

S65-56151 (October 1965) --- Gemini-6 astronauts Thomas P. Stafford (left), pilot, and Walter M. Schirra Jr., command pilot, are shown during suiting up exercises at Cape Kennedy, Florida. Photo credit: NASA or... More

ASTRONAUT WALTER M. SCHIRRA, JR. - MISC. - INSERTION (PRELAUNCH) - CAPE

ASTRONAUT WALTER M. SCHIRRA, JR. - MISC. - INSERTION (PRELAUNCH) - CAP...

S65-56196 (25 Oct. 1965) --- Astronauts Walter M. Schirra Jr., command pilot; and Thomas P. Stafford, pilot, stand in the white room atop Pad 19 awaiting insertion into their Gemini-6 spacecraft during the prel... More

Gemini-Titan (GT)-6 - Insertion - Prime Crew - Cape

Gemini-Titan (GT)-6 - Insertion - Prime Crew - Cape

S65-56155 (15 Dec. 1965) --- Astronauts Thomas P. Stafford, pilot; and Walter M. Schirra Jr., command pilot, are readied for insertion into the Gemini-6 spacecraft in the White Room at Pad 19, Cape Canaveral, F... More

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