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Marshall Space Flight Center Director Wernher von Braun presents General J.B. Medaris with a new golf bag. General Medaris, (left) was a Commander of the Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA) in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama during 1955 to 1958.
Topics: Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), Where -- Alabama
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=2727
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Assemblies of Pioneer III, lunar and planetary exploration satellite and the payload for AM-11 (Juno II). Pioneer III was launched on December 6, 1959. The mission was unsuccessful.
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=895
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A Juno II launched an Explorer VII satellite on October 13, 1959. Explorer VII, with a total weight of 91.5 pounds, carried a scientific package for detecting micrometeors, measuring the Earth's radiation balance, and conducting other experiments.
Topic: What -- Explorer
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1966
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The H-1 engines for the Saturn I vehicle in the alignment fixture. A cluster of eight H-1 engines were used to thrust the first stage of the Saturn I launch vehicle. The H-1 engine was developed under the direction of the Marshall Space Flight Center.
Topics: What -- Saturn, Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1003
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The Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA) test tower being modified for testing the Saturn booster.
Topic: What -- Saturn
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1002
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In this 1959 photograph, technicians prepare tail sections for Mercury-Redstone vehicles in Building 4706 at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. Developed by Dr. Wernher von Braun and the rocket team at Redstone, the Mercury-Redstone launched the first two marned U.S. missions.
Topics: What -- Mercury, Where -- Alabama
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=989
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This photograph of Dr. von Braun, shown here to the left of General Bruce Medaris, was taken in the fall of 1959, immediately prior to Medaris' retirement from the Army. At the time, von Braun and his associates worked for the Army Ballistics Missile Agency in Huntsville, Alabama. Those in the photograph have been identified as Ernst Stuhlinger, Frederick von Saurma, Fritz Mueller, Hermarn Weidner, E.W. Neubert (partially hidden), W.A. Mrazek, Karl Heimburg, Arthur Rudolph, Otto Hoberg, von...
Topic: Where -- Alabama
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1910
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In this photograph, the lunar and planetary exploration satellite, Pioneer III, is being prepared for installation to Juno II (AM-11) launch vehicle. AM-11 was launched on December 5, 1959, but the mission was unsuccessful.
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1307
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Five of the seven original astronauts are seen with Dr. von Braun inspecting the Mercury-Redstone hardware in the Fabrication Laboratory of Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA) in 1959. Left to right: Astronauts Walter Schirra, Alan Shepard, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, and Dr. von Braun.
Topics: Who -- Alan B. Shepard, Jr., Who -- John H. Glenn, Who -- Scott Carpenter, Who -- Gordon Cooper,...
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=3072
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This image is of the Crab Nebula in visible light photographed by the Hale Observatory optical telescope in 1959. The faint object at the center had been identified as a pulsar and is thought to be the remains of the original star. It had been observed as a pulsar in visible light, radio wave, x-rays, and gamma-rays.
Topic: What -- Visible Light
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1552
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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 Glernan, right, as the first administrator for NASA and Dr. Hugh L. Dryden as deputy administrator.
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1971
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This photograph depicts installation of the Mercury capsule and escape system on top of a booster prior to test firing of the Mercury-Redstone launch vehicle at the Marshall Space Flight Center.
Topics: What -- Mercury, Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1965
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In this photo, Dr. Wernher von Braun, Director of the U.S. Army Ballistic Missile Agency's (ABMA) Development Operations Division, is shown briefing the seven original Mercury astronauts in ABMA's Fabrication Laboratory. (Left to right) Guss Grissom, Walter Schirra, Alan Shepard, John Glenn, Scott Carpenter, Gordon Cooper, Donald Slayton, and Dr. von Braun.
Topics: Who -- Alan B. Shepard, Jr., Who -- John H. Glenn, Who -- Scott Carpenter, Who -- Gordon Cooper,...
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=3081
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Dr. Wernher von Braun, Director of the Army Ballistic Missile Agency's (ABMA) Development Operations Division, poses with the original Mercury astronauts in ABMA's Fabrication Laboratory during a 1959 visit. Inspecting Mercury-Redstone hardware are from left to right, Alan Shepard, Donald Deke Slayton, Virgil Gus Grissom, von Braun, Gordon Cooper, Wally Schirra, John Glenn, and Scott Carpenter. Project Mercury officially began October 7, 1958 as the United States' first manned space program.
Topics: Who -- Alan B. Shepard, Jr., Who -- Deke Slayton, Who -- Gordon Cooper, Who -- Wally Schirra, Who...
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=3108
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In this 1959 photo, taken at Cape Canaveral, Florida, Dr. von Braun (2nd from left) Director of the U.S. Army Ballistic Missile Agency's (ABMA) Development Operations Division, is shown conferring with Air Force Major General Donald R. Ostrander (left), on assignment at NASA as launch vehicle director; Dr. Eberhard Rees, deputy to Dr. von Braun, and Army Brigadier General John Barclay, commander of the ABMA.
Topic: Where -- Florida
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=927
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In this picture, Dr. Wernher von Braun, who was serving as Director of the Army Ballistic Missile Agency's (ABMA) Development Operations Division, is shown posed with his Mercedes 220SE automobile in front of Redstone Building 4488, which houses the ABMA.
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1461
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In this photo, (left to right) Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA) Missile Firing Laboratory Chief Dr. Kurt Debus, Director of the ABMA Development Operations Division, Dr. von Braun and an unidentified individual in blockhouse during the CM-21 (Jupiter) firing. The Jupiter missile CM-21 became the first Chrysler production qualification missile to be fired and in March 1959 launched the Pioneer IV.
Topic: What -- Jupiter
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1484
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Dr. von Braun received a federal civilian service award from President Dwight Eisenhower on January 21, 1959.
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1438
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Installing Pioneer IV, payload for AM-14 (Juno II) onto the fourth stage on the cluster before a spin test, February 16, 1959. The Pioneer IV, lunar and planetary exploration satellite, was the first U.S. satellite to orbit the Sun.
Topic: What -- Sun
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=894
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In this photo, Director of the U.S. Army Ballistic Missile Agency's (ABMA) Development Operations Division, Dr. Wernher von Braun, and Director of Missile Firing Division, Dr. Kurt Debus, are shown with unidentified individuals, discussing two components that would make up the Pioneer IV Lunar Probe. The mercury batteries (left) were used to power the radio transmitter, cosmic radiation counter and other instruments in Pioneer IV. The conical shroud placed over the instruments of Pioneer IV was...
Topics: What -- Mercury, What -- Earth
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1485
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Dr. von Braun and engineers inspect two components of Pioneer IV satellite, the payload of the Juno II AM14, March 1, 1959. The mercury batteries (left) would be used to power the radio transmitter, cosmic radiation counter and other instruments in Pioneer IV. The conical shroud placed over instruments of Pioneer IV was plated with gold to improve conductivity. The metal surface also served as the anterna for the probe's instruments signaling back to the Earth receiving stations.
Topics: What -- Mercury, What -- Earth
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=924
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Dr. von Braun on the telephone prior to the launch of the Pioneer IV, March 1, 1959.
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1435
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Dr. von Braun, Director of the Development Operations Divisons, and Dr. Debus, Director of the Missile Firing Laboratory; Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA), in the blockhouse during the launch of the Pioneer IV, March 3, 1959.
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=925
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Juno II (AM-14) on the launch pad just prior to launch, March 3, 1959. The payload of AM-14 was Pioneer IV, America's first successful lunar mission. The Juno II was a modification of Jupiter ballistic missile
Topic: What -- Jupiter
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=892
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Wernher von Braun and his team were responsible for the Jupiter-C hardware. The family of launch vehicles developed by the team also came to include the Juno II, which was used to launch the Pioneer IV satellite on March 3, 1959. Pioneer IV passed within 37,000 miles of the Moon before going into solar orbit.
Topics: What -- Jupiter, What -- Moon
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1856
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The launch of Juno II (AM-14), carrying the lunar and planetary exploration satellite in orbit, Pioneer IV, on March 3, 1959. the Pioneer IV probe was the first U.S. satellite to orbit the Sun.
Topic: What -- Sun
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=893
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This photograph shows Dr. von Braun, second from the left, in the blockhouse at the Florida launch facilities on March 3, 1959. He and others gathered for the launch of the Pioneer IV satellite. On the left of Dr. von Braun is Kurt Debus, who managed the Florida launch facilities. To the right of Dr. von Braun is Army General John B. Medaris. Next to him is General John Barclay. At this time, Dr. von Braun and his associates were members of the Army Ballistic Missile Agency in Huntsville,...
Topics: Where -- Florida, Where -- Alabama
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1913
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Dr. von Braun at the launch control room during the Pioneer IV launch, March 3, 1959.
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1437
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Dr. Wernher von Braun, Director of the U.S. Army Ballistic Missile Agency's (ABMA) Development Operations Division, talks to Huntsville Mayor R. B. "Speck" Searcy, center, and Army Ordnance Missile Command (ARMC) Major General John B. Medaris, right, during "Moon Day" celebrations in downtown Huntsville, Alabama. (Courtesy of Huntsville/Madison County Public Library)
Topics: What -- Moon, Where -- Alabama
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=926
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Dr. Wernher von Braun, Director of the U.S. Army Ballistic Missile Agency's (ABMA) Development Operations Division, rides with his two daughters, Margrit and Iris, in a parade in downtown Huntsville, Alabama, March 4, 1959. Although the official occasion had been plarned a "Moon Day" weeks before, it was the successful launch of the sun probe Pioneer IV two days previously that increased the celebratory atmosphere.
Topics: What -- Moon, What -- Sun, Where -- Alabama
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1447
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The group portrait of the original seven astronauts for the Mercury Project. NASA selected its first seven astronauts on April 27, 1959. Left to right at front: Walter M. Wally Schirra, Donald K. Deke Slayton, John H. Glenn, Jr., and Scott Carpenter. Left to right at rear: Alan B. Shepard, Virgil I. Gus Grissom, and L. Gordon Cooper, Jr.
Topics: Who -- Wally Schirra, Who -- Deke Slayton, Who -- Scott Carpenter, Who -- Gordon Cooper, What --...
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=3062
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Astronaut John H. Glenn, one of the original seven astronauts for Mercury Project selected by NASA on April 27, 1959. The MA-6 mission, boosted by the Mercury-Atlas vehicle, was the first manned orbital launch by the United States, and carried Astronaut Glenn aboard the Friendship 7 spacecraft to orbit the Earth.
Topics: What -- Mercury, What -- Atlas, What -- Earth, Where -- United States of America
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=3063
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Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper, Jr., one of the original seven astronauts for Mercury Project selected by NASA on April 27, 1959. The MA-9 mission, boosted by the Mercury-Atlas launch vehicle, was the last flight of the Mercury Project. The Faith 7 spacecraft orbited the Earth 22 times in 1-1/2 days.
Topics: Who -- Gordon Cooper, What -- Mercury, What -- Atlas, What -- Earth
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1520
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Astronaut Scott Carpenter, one of the original seven astronauts for Mercury Project selected by NASA on April 27, 1959. Boosted by the Mercury-Atlas vehicle, the MA-7 mission made the second marned orbital flight by the United States, and carried Astronaut Carpenter aboard Aurora 7 spacecraft to orbit the Earth three times.
Topics: Who -- Scott Carpenter, What -- Mercury, What -- Atlas, What -- Earth, Where -- United States of...
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1518
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Astronaut Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, one of the original seven astronauts for Mercury Project selected by NASA on April 27, 1959. The MR-4 mission, boosted by the Mercury-Redstone vehicle, made the second marned suborbital flight. The capsule, Liberty Bell 7, sank into the sea after the splashdown.
Topic: What -- Mercury
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1517
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Astronaut Donald "Deke" Slayton, one of the original seven astronauts for Mercury Project selected by NASA on April 27, 1959. Astronaut Slayton had never been into space, grounded because of an irregular heartbeat, until he flew on the Apollo/Soyuz Test Project (ASTP) on July 15, 1975.
Topics: Who -- Donald Slayton, What -- Mercury
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1521
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Astronaut Walter M. "Wally" Schirra, one of the original seven astronauts for Mercury Project selected by NASA on April 27, 1959. The MA-8 (Mercury-Atlas) mission with Sigma 7 spacecraft was the third marned orbital flight by the United States, and made the six orbits in 9-1/4 hours.
Topics: What -- Mercury, What -- Atlas, Where -- United States of America
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1519
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A squirrel monkey, Baker, in bio-pack couch being readied for Jupiter (AM-18 flight). Jupiter, AM-18 mission, also carried an American-born rhesus monkey, Able into suborbit. The flight was successful and both monkeys were recovered in good condition. AM-18 was launched on May 28, 1959.
Topic: What -- Jupiter
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=885
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The first circumferential welding being applied on a Saturn fuel container in the Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA) fabrication laboratory, Building 4707, in May 1959.
Topic: What -- Saturn
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1498
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A squirrel monkey, Able, is being ready for placement into a capsule for a preflight test of Jupiter, AM-18 mission. AM-18 was launched on May 28, 1959 and also carried a rhesus monkey, Baker, into suborbit.
Topic: What -- Jupiter
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=884
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The capsule ready to be installed in the nose cone of Jupiter, AM-18, for pre-flight test, May 18, 1959. The capsule carried monkeys, Baker and Able, as the payload of AM-18 mission
Topic: What -- Jupiter
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=887
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Jupiter (AM-18), suborbital primate flight with Able and Baker as its payload, being ready for launch, May 28, 1959
Topic: What -- Jupiter
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=881
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On May 28, 1959, a Jupiter Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile provided by a U.S. Army team in Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, launched a nose cone carrying Baker, A South American squirrel monkey and Able, An American-born rhesus monkey. This photograph shows Able after recovery of the nose cone of the Jupiter rocket by U.S.S. Kiowa.
Topics: What -- Jupiter, Where -- Alabama
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=888
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Monkey Baker, payload of Jupiter (AM-18), poses on a model of the Jupiter vehicle, May 29, 1959
Topic: What -- Jupiter
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=886
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Miss Baker, a squirrel monkey who made a historical flight aboard the Jupiter (AM-18) in May 1959, is seen here in her viewing area where she resided at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.
Topic: What -- Jupiter
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=2731
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Miss Baker, a squirrel monkey who made a historical flight aboard the Jupiter (AM-18) in May 1958, is seen here in her viewing area where she resided at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.
Topic: What -- Jupiter
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=2732
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Millions of people on Earth watched via television as a message for all mankind was delivered to the Mare Tranquilitatis (Sea of Tranquility) region of the Moon during the historic Apollo 11 mission, where it still remains today. This commemorative plaque, attached to the leg of the Lunar Module (LM), Eagle, is engraved with the following words: ?Here men from the planet Earth first set foot upon the Moon July, 1969 A.D. We came in peace for all of mankind.? It bears the signatures of the...
Topics: Who -- Neil A. Armstrong, Who -- Michael Collins, Who -- Richard M. Nixon, What -- Earth, What --...
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=4086
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The physics and astronomy satellite Beacon, the Payload for Juno II (AM-19B). The AM-19B mission was unsuccessful.
Topic: What -- Beacon
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=891
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Juno II (AM-19B), the booster for Payload (Beacon), August 6 1959.
Topic: What -- Beacon
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1730
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The launch of Thor/Able 3 launch vehicle on August 6, 1959, from the Atlantic Missile Range. The payload was Explorer VI for meteorology study.
Topic: What -- Explorer
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=897
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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 with his back to the camera, is Dr. T. Keith Glernan, NASA Administrator. At the head of the table is Major General John Barclay, Commander of ABMA and at the right side of the table are Colonel John G. Zierdt of ABMA and Dr. von Braun.
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1178
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The Juno II launch vehicle, shown here, was a modified Jupiter Intermediate-Range Ballistic missionile, developed by Dr. Wernher von Braun and the rocket team at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama. Between December 1958 and April 1961, the Juno II launched space probes Pioneer III and IV, as well as Explorer satellites VII, VIII and XI.
Topics: What -- Jupiter, What -- Explorer, Where -- Alabama
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=292
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The Vangard III satellite to study the magnetic field and radiation belt in orbit. NASA successfully launched Vanguard III (SLV-7) from Cape Canaveral, Florida on September 18, 1959.
Topic: Where -- Florida
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=862
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An Atlas launch vehicle carrying the Big Joe capsule leaves its launching pad on a 2,000-mile ballistic flight to the altitude of 100 miles. The Big Joe capsule is a boilerplate model of the marned orbital capsule under NASA's Project Mercury. The capsule was recovered and studied for the effect of re-entry heat and other flight stresses.
Topics: What -- Atlas, What -- Mercury
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1491
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The Juno II vehicle in gantry for fueling. The Juno II AM-19A mission was launched on October 13, 1959 and successfully deployed an astronomical satellite, Explorer VII
Topic: What -- Explorer
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=889
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The ignition of Juno II (AM-19A). Juno II (AM-19) successfully placed a physics and astronomy satellite, Explorer VII, in orbit on October 13, 1959.
Topic: What -- Explorer
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=890
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Juno II was a part of America's effort to increase its capability to lift heavier satellites into orbit. One payload was Explorer VII. This photograph depicts workers installing the Explorer VII satellite on Juno II (AM-19A) booster. The Explorer VII investigated energetic particles and obtained data on radiation and magnetic storms. The successful launch of Juno II took place on October 13, 1959.
Topic: What -- Explorer
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=2161
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This image is a cutaway illustration of the Explorer I satellite with callouts. The Explorer I satellite was America's first scientific satellite launched aboard the Jupiter C launch vehicle on January 31, 1958. The Explorer I carried the radiation detection experiment designed by Dr. James Van Allen and discovered the Van Allen Radiation Belt.
Topics: What -- Explorer, What -- Jupiter
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1977
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The second manned lunar landing mission, Apollo 12, launched from launch pad 39-A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on November 14, 1969 via a Saturn V launch vehicle. The Saturn V vehicle was developed by the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) under the direction of Dr. Wernher von Braun. Aboard Apollo 12 was a crew of three astronauts: Alan L. Bean, pilot of the Lunar Module (LM), Intrepid; Richard Gordon, pilot of the Command Module (CM), Yankee Clipper; and Spacecraft Commander Charles...
Topics: Who -- Richard Gordon, What -- Apollo 12, What -- Saturn, What -- Moon, What -- Surveyor 3, What --...
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=3007
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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 liftoff, hover, and landing. The display was presented to the Alabama Space Science Center, later renamed the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, by United Technology Center, a division of United Aircraft.
Topic: Where -- Alabama
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=2781
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The Saturn I S-I stage is being assembled in the fabrication and engineering laboratory at the Marshall Space Flight Center. The two end spider beams are cornected to the central 267-centimeter diameter liquid-oxygen (LOX) tank. The 178-centimeter outer tank, used alternately for liquid oxygen and kerosene, is being lifted into position.
Topics: What -- Saturn, Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1501
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The Saturn Project was approved on January 18, 1960 as a program of the highest national priority. The formal test program to prove out the clustered-booster concept was well underway at Redstone Arsenal. This photograph depicts a mockup of the Saturn booster (S-I stage) being transported to the Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA) test stand, to check mating of the booster and stand and servicing methods.
Topic: What -- Saturn
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1007
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A Cluster of eight H-1 engines were used to thrust the first stage of Saturn I (S-I stage) and Saturn IB (S-IB stage). The engines were arranged in a double pattern. Four engines, located inboard, were fixed in a square pattern around the stage axis, while the remaining four engines were located outboard in a larger square pattern and each outer engine was gimbaled. Each H-1 engine, fueled with liquid oxygen (LOX) and kerosene (RP-1), had a thrust of 188,000 pound each for a combined thrust of...
Topics: What -- Saturn, Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=998
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A Cluster of eight H-1 engines were used to thrust the first stage of Saturn I (S-I stage) and Saturn IB (S-IB stage). The engines were arranged in a double pattern. Four engines, located inboard, were fixed in a square pattern around the stage axis, while the remaining four engines were located outboard in a larger square pattern and each outer engine was gimbaled. The H-1 engine, fueled with liquid oxygen (LOX) and kerosene (RP-1), had a thrust of 188,000 pound each for a combined thrust of...
Topics: What -- Saturn, Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=999
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The Saturn I S-I stage is being assembled in the fabrication and engineering laboratory at the Marshall Space Flight Center. The two end spider beams are cornected to the central 267-centimeter diameter liquid-oxygen (LOX) tank. The first of the eight 178-centimeter outer tanks, used alternately for liquid oxygen and kerosene, is being lifted into position.
Topics: What -- Saturn, Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1502
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A spider beam for cornecting the Saturn I fuel tanks is being positioned in the fabrication and engineering laboratory of the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC).
Topics: What -- Beam, What -- Saturn, Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1525
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This photograph shows the Saturn-I first stage (S-1 stage) being transported to the test stand for a static test firing at the Marshall Space Flight Center. Soon after NASA began operations in October 1958, it was evident that sending people and substantial equipment beyond the Earth's gravitational field would require launch vehicles with weight-lifting capabilities far beyond any developed to that time. In early 1959, NASA accepted the proposal of Dr. Wernher von Braun for a multistage...
Topics: What -- Saturn, What -- Earth, Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=2378
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The Saturn Project was approved on January 18, 1960 as a program of the highest national priority. The formal test program to prove out the clustered-booster concept was well underway at Redstone Arsenal. This photograph depicts a mockup of the Saturn booster (S-I stage) being placed on a transporter and later being installed in the Army Ballistic Missile Agency (ABMA) test stand, on January 19, 1960, to check mating of the booster and stand and servicing methods.
Topic: What -- Saturn
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1006
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Installation of the Mercury capsule on Redstone booster at the Redstone Test Stand. Assembled at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), the Mercury-Redstone launch vehicle was designed to place a marned space capsule into orbital flight around the Earth and recover both safely.
Topics: What -- Mercury, What -- Earth, Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=980
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Dr. von Braun and Don Ostrander, head of the Launch Vehicle Program of the NASA Headquarters look at a model of the Saturn I launch complex 34.
Topics: What -- Saturn, Where -- NASA Headquarters
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=928
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In this undated photograph, Dr. von Braun is shown during a visit to McDonnell Aircraft to inspect Mercury spacecraft manufacturing.
Topic: What -- Mercury
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1912
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Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) workers hoist a dynamic test version of the S-IVB stage, the Saturn IB launch vehicle's second stage, into the Center's Dynamic Test Stand on January 18, 1965. MSFC Test Laboratory persornel assembled a complete Saturn IB to test the launch vehicle's structural soundness. Developed by the MSFC as an interim vehicle in MSFC's "building block" approach to the Saturn rocket development, the Saturn IB utilized Saturn I technology to further develop and...
Topics: What -- Saturn, Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1030
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This is a photograph, probably from the early 1960s, that shows Dr. von Braun, right, with a correspondent for CBS News. The correspondent is believed to be Nelson Benton. The two men are standing in front of a huge rocket engine.
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1915
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This photograph shows the intense smoke and fire created by the five F-1 engines from a test firing of the Saturn V first stage (S-1C) in the S-1C test stand at the Marshall Space Flight Center. The towering 363-foot Saturn V was a multi-stage, multi-engine launch vehicle standing taller than the Statue of Liberty. Altogether, the Saturn V engines produced as much power as 85 Hoover Dams.
Topics: What -- Saturn, Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=305
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S-IVB-505 and S-IVB-211, the flight version of the S-IVB stages, in the McDornell Douglas' S-IVB Assembly and Checkout Tower in Huntington Beach, California. As a part of the Marshall Space Flight Center `s "building block" approach to the Saturn vehicle development, the S-IVB stage, in its 200 series, was utilized as the Saturn IB launch vehicle's second stage, and, in its 500 series, the Saturn V's third stage. The S-IVB was powered by a single J-2 engine, initially capable of...
Topics: What -- Saturn, Where -- Douglas, Where -- California, Where -- Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)
Source: http://mix.msfc.nasa.gov/abstracts.php?p=1031