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Photographs of President Richard Nixon Greeting the Apollo 11 Astronauts on the USS Hornet

Photograph of the Opening of the Aerospace Exhibit and Film Festival

Photograph of John Glenn in Space during Mercury-Atlas 6

Photograph of Virgil L. Grissom Preparing for Centrifuge Tests

Photograph of Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter

Photograph of Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter

Photograph of Donald Slaton Suited up in Space Gear Preparing to Enter Altitude Chamber

Photograph of John Glenn in Space during Mercury-Atlas 6

Photograph of John Glenn Seating inside the Mercury Capsule during a Flight Simulation Test

Photograph of Gordon Cooper during Simulated Mercury Redstone Rocket Flight

Photograph of Alan Shepard before Being Placed inside the Mercury Capsule for a Flight Simulation Test Run

Photograph of John H. Glenn, Jr., Virgil L. Grissom and Alan B. Shepard, Jr. Training for the Nation's First Manned Space Flight

Photograph of John Glenn in Space during Mercury-Atlas 6

Photograph of Earth from an Air Force Atlas Intercontinental Ballistic Missile

Photograph of Astronaut Cooper inside 30' Altitude Chamber and Using Food Packets

Photograph 1 of Astronaut Edward H. White II's Space Walk on Gemini IV

Photograph of Astronaut Cooper Sealed Inside the Cabin of the 30' Altitude Chamber

Photograph of Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom Preparing for Testing

Chimpanzee in Pressurized Couch

Photograph 3 of Astronaut Edward H. White II's Space Walk on Gemini IV

Chimpanzee with Psychomotor Control Panel

Photograph 4 of Astronaut Edward H. White II's Space Walk on Gemini IV

Military Personnel with Chimpanzee Used For Animal Flight Testing Program

Photograph of Astronaut Buzz Aldrin Entering the 30' Altitude Chamber

Photograph 2 of Astronaut Edward H. White II's Space Walk on Gemini IV

Chimpanzee in Molded Couch

Chimpanzee Used in Animal Flight Program

Photograph of Astronaut Alan E. Shepard, Jr.

Photograph of Ham the Chimpanzee Reaching for an Apple after Landing Safely inside a Mercury Capsule

Photograph of Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom

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

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

Photograph of a Marine Helicopter Towing the Liberty Bell 7 Spacecraft

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

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter Using His Hands to Describe Phases of His Aurora 7 Flight

Photograph of Project Mercury Flight Simulation with Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter

Chimp and Man Ejections

Chimp and Man Ejections
Chimp and Man Ejections

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter after Landing Safely from His Aurora 7 Flight

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter Discussing the Operation of a Camera

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 Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter Suited Up during Prelaunch Activities

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. in His Mark IV Pressure Suit

Photograph of Atlas and Friendship 7 Spacecraft

Photograph of Astronauts M. Scott Carpenter and John H. Glenn, Jr. Overlooking the Erection of the Launch Vehicle

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. during Training for His Friendship 7 Mission

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. Undergoing Last Minute Medical Checks

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. Having Adjustments Made to His Spacesuit

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. Eating in Crew's Quarters

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. Motioning to Astronaut Donald J. Slayton and Associate Director MSC Walter C. Williams

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. in His Spacesuit

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. Walking to Capsule

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. being Suited-Up

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. Performing His Early Morning Shave

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. in Flight Suit prior to Launch

Photograph of Naval Personnel Performing Recovery Operations of Friendship 7

Photograph of Naval Personnel Welcoming Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. after Friendship 7 Flight

Photograph of Recovery of Friendship 7

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr. Talking on the Telephone after Friendship 7 Flight

President John F. Kennedy Peers into Space Capsule at the Presentation Ceremony of NASA Distinguished Service Medal (DSM) to Astronaut and Colonel John Glenn, Jr. at Hangar 'S' at Cape Canaveral, Florida

Washington, DC, Astronaut John Glenn and Mrs. Glenn with their Children Ride with Vice President Johnson in the Washington Parade

Photograph of Rogallo Wing in Hanger

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

Photograph of Mission Review Meeting

Photograph of Flight Name being Painted onto Spacecraft Aurora 7

Photograph of Astronauts John H. Glenn and M. Scott Carpenter Making Last Minute Checks Prior to Aurora 7 Launch

Photograph of MA-7 Survival Kit

Photograph of Astronauts M. Scott Carpenter and John H. Glenn, Jr. Shaking Hands after Carpenter's Aurora 7 Flight

Photograph of Aurora 7 Lifting Off

Photograph of Astronaut Scott Carpenter Suited Up and Ready for Aurora 7 Launch

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter Talking with a Medical Debriefing Team Prior to His Aurora 7 Flight

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter Explaining Phases of His Aurora 7 Flight to Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr.

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter in Hangar S Prior to Aurora 7 Launch

Photograph of the Suit Technician Checking Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter's Spacesuit Prior to Aurora 7 Launch

Photograph of Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter Leaving Hangar S Prior to Aurora 7 Launch

Photograph of Astronaut John H. Glenn Listening to Communications with Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter during the Aurora 7 Flight

Photograph of Liftoff of Aurora 7 Spacecraft

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

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter Being Recovered by a Navy Helicopter after the Aurora 7 Flight

Photograph of Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter Adjusting his Straps Prior to Aurora 7 Launch

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

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter on the Telephone with Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson after the Aurora 7 Flight

Photograph of Astronaut Virgil I. Grissom Listening to Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter during the Aurora 7 Flight

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

Photograph of Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter Discussing His Pending Orbital Flight

Photograph of Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter Inside Aurora 7 Ready for Liftoff

Photograph of Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter Putting on His Space Suit Prior to Aurora 7 Launch

Photograph of Astronauts Virgil "Gus" Grissom and John H. Glenn, Jr. Awaiting Word from Aurora 7 Flight

Photograph of a Suit Technician Adjusting Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter's Collar Prior to Aurora 7 Launch

Photograph of Astronaut Malcolm Scott Carpenter Putting on Space Helmet Prior to Aurora 7 Launch

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter Rubbing his Eyes on the Day of Aurora 7 Launch

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter Relaxing While Discussing His Aurora 7 Flight

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

Photograph of Aurora 7 being Inspected

Photograph of Aurora 7 Spacecraft being Returned to Cape Canaveral

Photograph of Rene Carpenter at Press Conference

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter being Removed From His Flight Suit

Photograph of Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter Having His Blood Pressure Checked after His Aurora 7 Flight

THE CAPE

THE CAPE
THE CAPE

Photograph of Gemini IX Prime Crew Pilot Eugene A. Cernan and Backup Crew Pilot Edwin E. Aldrin Jr. during Water Egress Training

Photograph of Apollo 13 Training on Kapoho, Hawaii

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