Project Mercury 7, Early Rocketry, Nine Photographs. Including a 9 1/2 x 8 in. black-and-white photograph of the Soviet R-7 Vostok rocket engines; 9 x 6 3/4 in. black-and-white photograph of the unsuccessful launch of the Vanguard TV-3 rocket test by the U.S. Navy on December 6, 1957, nicknamed "Kaputnik" because it flew only four feet before falling over and exploding; black-and-white 8 x 10 in. photograph of Roy Johnson, John Medaris, and Wernher von Braun standing in front of the Jupiter-C satellite launcher; color 8 x 10 in. photograph of the Jupiter-C with Explorer 1 satellite during launch, January 31, 1958; black-and-white 8 x 10 in. photograph showing Juno II on the launchpad, December 12, 1958; 8 x 10 in. black-and-white photograph of the Mercury-Atlas 2 taking off on February 21, 1961; [and] four black-and-white 8 x 10 in. photographs of the recovery of John Glenn from his Mercury-Redstone 3/Freedom 7 on Mary 5, 1961. (9)
The Rudolf Spoor Collection of NASA Photographs and Ephemera
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