Saturn Testing in the Historic T-Stand
This dual position Saturn I/IB test at the T-Stand at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, allowed engineers to test two articles at the same time to compare identical engine burns. The test stand is a historical landmark. The early Saturn vehicles were stepping stones in the development of the Saturn V that sent men to the Moon. The Saturn I missions launched important test flights. The sixth Saturn I mission sent a boilerplate Apollo spacecraft into orbit on May 28, 1964.
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Saturn Testing in the Historic T-Stand

This dual position Saturn I/IB test at the T-Stand at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, allowed engineers to test two articles at the same time to compare identical engine burns. The test stand is a historical landmark. The early Saturn vehicles were stepping stones in the development of the Saturn V that sent men to the Moon. The Saturn I missions launched important test flights. The sixth Saturn I mission sent a boilerplate Apollo spacecraft into orbit on May 28, 1964.

Image credit: NASA/MSFC

Space Shuttle Challenger on pad.
Someone posted this photo on Facebook long ago. Date, source is unknown for me, Google image search has failed, maybe it was scanned from a book or magazine. Any idea where is this photo from?

Space Shuttle Challenger on pad.

Someone posted this photo on Facebook long ago. Date, source is unknown for me, Google image search has failed, maybe it was scanned from a book or magazine. Any idea where is this photo from?

This is an artist’s drawing of the six wheel General Motors built Mobility Test Article. The vehicle is being built by GM and tested by NASA. The concept will be used to design a vehicle for use on the moon. MSFC, at Redstone Arsenal, directs the work. U.S. postcard.
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This is an artist’s drawing of the six wheel General Motors built Mobility Test Article. The vehicle is being built by GM and tested by NASA. The concept will be used to design a vehicle for use on the moon. MSFC, at Redstone Arsenal, directs the work. U.S. postcard.

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Marine Helicopter approaching the U.S.S. Lake Champlain (CVS-39) with CDR. Alan Shepard aboard, while carrying the Mercury Capsule. Navy helicopter in the background photographing this historical event. P2V in upper right of picture. Photography by J. Powell. U.S. postcard.
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Marine Helicopter approaching the U.S.S. Lake Champlain (CVS-39) with CDR. Alan Shepard aboard, while carrying the Mercury Capsule. Navy helicopter in the background photographing this historical event. P2V in upper right of picture. Photography by J. Powell. U.S. postcard.

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STS-1 - Spotlighted Space Shuttle Columbia stands out dramatically against the night sky at Kennedy Space Center. The lights to the left of the Shuttle, also reflected in the nearby waters of the Center’s environmentally rich lagoon system, outline the fixed and rotating service structures. The rotating structure, which obscures the view of the Orbiter when in place, has been retracted to allow modifications that will provide access to debonded insulation panels on the Shuttle’s external tank. 02/19/1981
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STS-1 - Spotlighted Space Shuttle Columbia stands out dramatically against the night sky at Kennedy Space Center. The lights to the left of the Shuttle, also reflected in the nearby waters of the Center’s environmentally rich lagoon system, outline the fixed and rotating service structures. The rotating structure, which obscures the view of the Orbiter when in place, has been retracted to allow modifications that will provide access to debonded insulation panels on the Shuttle’s external tank. 02/19/1981

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Project Mercury astronaut M. Scott Carpenter practices manual control of a spacecraft in the Air Lubricated Free Attitude (ALFA) trainer located at NASA’s Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. This trainer allows the astronaut to see the image of Earth’s surface at his feet while manually controlling the spacecraft. Carpenter has been selected as the prime pilot of the United States’ second orbital flight. (1961)
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Project Mercury astronaut M. Scott Carpenter practices manual control of a spacecraft in the Air Lubricated Free Attitude (ALFA) trainer located at NASA’s Langley Air Force Base, Virginia. This trainer allows the astronaut to see the image of Earth’s surface at his feet while manually controlling the spacecraft. Carpenter has been selected as the prime pilot of the United States’ second orbital flight. (1961)

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Artist’s concept paintings depicting the American and Soviet spacecrafts in Earth orbit during the July 1975 Apollo-Soyuz Test Project mission.

The first docking of spacecraft from two different nations happened on July 17, 1975. The American and Soviet ASTP crewmen visited each other’s spacecraft while Apollo and Soyuz were docked for two days. The docking system on the Docking Module and the docking system on the Soyuz Orbital Module are designed to interface with each other. 

Artists: Paul Fjeld (1-5), Davis Meltzer (6-8) and Robert McCall (9).

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VAB interior. In: Saturn V Flight Manual SA507, 15 August 1969. (.PDF)

VAB interior. In: Saturn V Flight Manual SA507, 15 August 1969. (.PDF)

31 Jan. 1978. The first female astronaut candidates. 
These six mission specialist astronaut candidates are the first women ASCANs to be named by NASA. They are, left to right, Rhea Seddon, Anna L. Fisher, Judith A. Resnik, Shannon W. Lucid, Sally K. Ride and Kathryn D. Sullivan. 
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31 Jan. 1978. The first female astronaut candidates.

These six mission specialist astronaut candidates are the first women ASCANs to be named by NASA. They are, left to right, Rhea Seddon, Anna L. Fisher, Judith A. Resnik, Shannon W. Lucid, Sally K. Ride and Kathryn D. Sullivan. 

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