MA-9 Launch Photo Set
MA-6 Liftoff Photo Set
Astronaut John Glenn's Visit to the White House
MA-7 S-62-1381 Photo Set
Duplicate Photos
Duplicate Photo
MA-7, Vintage B/W Glossy -  U.S. Air Force Photo ID:   PL62-77772.2

Description:  Dated May 8, 1962. Mercury-Atlas 7 was on launched May 24, 1962.
The Mercury capsule was named Aurora 7 and made three earth orbits, piloted by
astronaut Scott Carpenter. The Aurora 7 spacecraft is atop the Atlas 107-D
booster seconds after leaving Pad 14 at the Cape.

Photo:  U.S. Air Force purple stamp on reverse. 8x10, on fiber based paper with
small black RCA inspection stamp.
MA-6, Vintage B/W Glossy -  NASA Photo ID:  62-MA6-105

Description:  Mercury Astronaut John Glenn, Jr. and Joe Schmitt Leaving Hangar S
enroute to capsule prior to Mercury Atlas-6 Launch (MA-6).  

Photo:  8x10, great condition with U.S. Air Force purple stamp on reverse dated
Feb. 20, 1962, and black press type NASA description, fiber based paper.
MA-6: Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:   S-62-960

Description:  Joe Schmitt, Space Flight Specialist, makes adjustments to
Astronauts John Glenn's spacesuit prior to the MA-6 launch in the crew quarters in
Hanger S at the Cape.

Photo:   8X10 with blue NASA description on reverse.  Fiber based paper in near
mint condition.
MA-7: Vintage B/W Glossy -  NASA Photo ID:  62-MA7-91

Description:  Astronaut Scott Carpenter is seen in the contour couch one last time
for final pressure suite checks before his MA-7 Earth orbital mission.

Photo:  8X10 with blue NASA detailed description on reverse.  Fiber based paper in
near mint condition.
MA-8, Vintage B/W Glossy -  NASA Photo ID:   61-MA8-104

Description:  Astronaut Wally Schirra, pilot of the Mercury-Atlas 8 Earth orbital
space flight, leaves Hangar "S" at Cape Canaveral on his way to his scheduled
October 3, 1962 flight aboard Sigma 7.

Photo:  8x10 with blue NASA detailed description on reverse. Fiber based paper in
excellent to mint condition.
MA-9, Vintage B/W Glossy -  NASA Photo ID:   63-MA9-130

Description:  For the second straight day Astronaut Gordon Cooper sets out at 4:55
a.m. EST from Hangar S for a rendezvous with the MA-9 spacecraft for his 22 Earth
orbit space flight.  Following Cooper to the transfer van is Astronaut Walter Schirra.

Photo:  8X10 with no type on reverse.  Fiber based paper in near mint condition.
MA-6: Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:   S-62-376

Description:  Astronaut John Glenn enters "Friendship 7" on the day of the launch,
Feb. 20, 1962.

Photo:   8X10 in fair condition with blue NASA detailed description on reverse. A fiber
based paper. Some damage to the emulsion just above the window and a small
amount above the "F" in Friendship.
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MA-9, Vintage B/W Glossy -  NASA Photo ID:   S-63-6335

Description:  Mercury-Atlas 9 lifts off from Pad 14 at Cape Canaveral with astronaut
Gordon Cooper aboard "Faith 7" for the nation's longest manned orbital flight.  Lift-off
occurred at 8:04 a.m. EST, on May 15, 1963. And 34 hours, 20 minutes, 30 seconds, and
22 orbits later, Gordon Cooper was resting in his "Faith 7" space capsule in the blue
pacific Ocean.

Photo (Left):   8x10 in excellent condition with blue NASA / USAF text on reverse with
repeating "A KODAK PAPER" watermarks.  Dated 5-15-63.

Photo (Right):   8x10 in excellent condition on fiber based paper with blue NASA detailed
text on reverse.
MA-9, Vintage B/W Glossy -  NASA Photo ID:   S-63-6259

Description:  Gordon Cooper is assisted into his "Faith 7" Mercury spacecraft early
Tuesday morning, 14 May. Cooper remained in the spacecraft for 5 hours and then
climbed out again as the launch was scrubbed. The launch was postponed because of
trouble with the Bermuda stations radar.  

Photo:  8x10 in excellent condition with blue NASA detailed text on reverse.
MA-9, Vintage B/W Glossy -  NASA Photo ID:  63-MA9-122

Description:  Mercury Workers and News Media are greeted by Gordon Cooper as he
leaves Hangar S for Pad 14 to start his 22-orbit mission.

Photo:  Excellent condition with black NASA detailed text on reverse.
MA-8, Vintage B/W Glossy -  NASA Photo ID:   62-MA8-99

Description:  Astronaut Walter M. Schirra Jr., pilot of the Mercury-Atlas 8 (MA-8)
earth orbital space flight, is assisted by back-up pilot L. Gordon Cooper into his
Sigma 7 spacecraft for the beginning of the MA-8 mission.

Photo:   Excellent condition with black NASA detailed text on reverse with smaller
blue "NASA - USAF" Photo stamp.

FRIENDSHIP 7
February 20, 1962
John H. Glenn, Jr.

04 hours, 55 minutes 23 seconds
Three-orbit flight that placed the first American into orbit.

AURORA 7
May 24, 1962
M. Scott Carpenter

04 hours, 56 minutes, 5 seconds
Confirmed the success of Mercury-Atlas 6 by duplicating flight.

SIGMA 7
October 03, 1962
Walter M. Schirra, Jr.

09 hours, 13 minutes, 11 seconds
Six-orbit engineering test flight.

FAITH 7
May 15-16, 1963
L. Gordon Cooper, Jr.

34 hours, 19 minutes, 49 seconds
Last Mercury mission; completed 22 orbits to evaluate effects of one day in space.
MA-6, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  S-62-363 & LOD 62P-98

Description:  Dated 2/20/62.  Launch of Mercury Atlas-6 and Friendship 7, the first American manned orbital space flight with Astronaut
John Glenn aboard, lifts off from Pad 14 at the Cape.

Photo(Left):   8 x 10 in excellent condition with NASA photo ID on front: S-62-364. On fiber based paper with blue NASA text on reverse.

Photo (Center):   Older blue NASA / USAF text on reverse.  Fiber base paper in excellent to mint condition.

Photo (Right):   Older blue USAF text on reverse with photo ID: PL-62-77405 dated 4-13-62.  Fiber base paper in excellent.
MA-6, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  62-MA6-49

Description:  Astronaut John Glenn lifts himself into his Mercury spacecraft,
Friendship 7, during pre-launch check-out activities for his upcoming
Mercury-Atlas 6 Earth orbital mission.

Photo:  8x10 in excellent to mint condition with black NASA text on reverse with
Black "meatball" logo.
MA-6, Vintage B/W Glossy -  NASA Photo ID:   S-62-62-374

Description:  Mercury Astronaut John Glenn preparing to enter the capsule MA-6
on launch day.  

Photo:  Photo is in near mint condition with NASA black text on reverse, on nice
fiber based paper.
MA-7,  Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:   S-62-1381  (Duplicate Photos)

Description:  MA-7 Pilot Scott Carpenter practices top egress from the spacecraft used for
check-out procedures in the White Room facility at Hangar S.

Photo (Both Photos):  8 x 10's  in near mint condition with purple NASA description on reverse
on a fiber based paper.
MA-7: Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:   S-62-1408

Description:  MA-7 Pilot Scott Carpenter prepares for training in the White Room
facility in Hangar S at the Cape. Clearly visible behind the suit mirror is the
package containing the life vest worn by the astronauts in case of water egress.

Photo:  Photo in near mint condition with purple NASA description on reverse on a
fiber based paper.
MA-7: Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  61-MA7-100

Description:  Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter is assisted into the Aurora 7
spacecraft prior to launch by Gunter Wendt, Launch Pad Leader.

Photo:  Photo has a crease on the left but hard to find. Older detailed NASA purple
description on reverse.  Printed by AFMTC Photographic lab, Patrick AFB, Florida.
MA-8, Vintage B/W Glossy -  NASA Photo

Description:  The MA-8 Spacecraft, Sigma 7, is seen bobbing in the swells of the
Pacific ocean just moments after splashdown that was seen from the prime
recovery carrier.

Photo:   Photo is in excellent condition on a fiber based paper.
MA-8, Vintage B/W Glossy NASA - USAF Photo ID:  LOC 62-7361

Description:  Wally Schirra watches his spacecraft, Sigma 7 as it is re-mated to the
Atlas booster after repairs. Looking in the adapter section, you can see a pair of
legs. Someone is in their making some adjustments to the spacecraft's adapter
connections with the spacecraft just a couple of feet away.

Photo:  Photo in excellent condition with purple description on reverse.  Nice fiber
based paper.
MA-8, Vintage B/W Glossy -  NASA Photo ID:  S-62-1454

Description:  A very nice close up shot of Wally Schirra as he undergoes pressure
checks on his suit in the contour couch at Langley AFB prior to training in the
procedures trainer facility.

Photo:  Photo in excellent condition with detailed NASA description on reverse.  Fiber
based paper.
MA-8, Vintage Color - NASA Photo - McDonnell Photo ID: D4C 13316-A

Description:

Photo:
 8.5 X 11 photo is in excellent condition with McDonnell Aircraft stamp on
reverse with photo ID: D4C 13316-A. Repeating "A KODAK PAPER" watermarks.
MA-9, Vintage Color -  NASA Photo ID:   LOC-63C-1558

Description:  Closeup of MA-9 Mercury capsule atop Atlas booster

Photo:   8.5 X 11 photo is in excellent condition with McDonnell Aircraft stamp on
reverse with photo ID: D4C 13314. Repeating "A KODAK PAPER" watermarks.
MA-9, Vintage Color -   Mercury Atlas 139D - McDonnell Photo ID: D4C 13311

Description: 15 May 1962. Its launch day and the Mercury-Atlas 139D booster is
poised to send Gordon and Faith 7 into Earth orbit.

Photo:  8.5 X 11 photo is in excellent condition with McDonnell Aircraft stamp on
reverse with photo ID: D4C 13311. Repeating "A KODAK PAPER" watermarks.
MA-9, Vintage Color -  NASA Photo ID:   63-MA9-177

Description: 16 May 1963. Gordon Cooper and his spacecraft are hoisted aboard #3
elevator of the USS Kearsarge after splashdown. The hatch doors are open and you
can see the motion picture camera-man ready to film the moment Gordon steps out.

Photo:  8.5 X 11 photo is in excellent condition with McDonnell Aircraft stamp on
reverse with photo ID: D4C 29047. Repeating "A KODAK PAPER" watermarks.
MA-8, Vintage Color - NASA Photo - McDonnell ID: D4C 13315

Description:

Photo:
 8.5 X 11 photo is in excellent condition with McDonnell Aircraft stamp on
reverse with photo ID: D4C 13315. Repeating "A KODAK PAPER" watermarks.
MA-9, Vintage Color - NASA Photo - McDonnell Photo ID: D4C 13307

Description: Gordon Cooper climbing into his Faith 7 Mercury spacecraft.

Photo:  8.5 X 11 photo is in excellent condition with McDonnell Aircraft stamp on
reverse with photo ID: D4C 13307. Repeating "A KODAK PAPER" watermarks.
MA-8, Vintage Color - NASA Photo ID:   62PC-78

Description:  3 October 1962. The Mercury Atlas 8, Sigma 7 and Walter Schirra are
lifted off into the beautiful blue Florida sky.

Photo:  The photo is in excellent condition outside of the three hole punch along left
side. NASA - USAF purple stamp on reverse with repeating "A KODAK PAPER"
watermarks.
MA-8, Vintage B/W Glossy -  NASA Photo ID:  S-62-5190

Description:  Mercury astronaut L. Gordon Cooper and Wally Schirra check MA-8
spacecraft in Hangar S white room.

Photo:   8x10 in excellent condition on fiber based paper with black press-type NASA
description on reverse.
MA-8, Vintage B/W Glossy -  NASA Photo ID:  S-62-5169

Description:   Astronaut Walter Schirra, Jr., talking with technicians prior to weight
and balance tests on the MA-8 spacecraft in Hanger "S".

Photo:  8x10 in excellent condition on fiber based paper with black press-type NASA
description on reverse
MA-8, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:   S-62-5162

Description:   Back-up astronaut  L.Gordon Cooper waits for Weight and Balance
tests in Hangar "S" prior to MA-8.

Photo:  8x10 in excellent condition on fiber based paper with black press-type NASA
description on reverse
MA-8, Vintage B/W Glossy -  NASA Photo ID:  S-62-2896

Description:   Mercury-Atlas 8 spacecraft being raised to its launch position atop
Atlas 113-D.

Photo:  8x10 in excellent condition on fiber based paper with black press-type NASA
description on reverse
MA-8, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:   S-62-2892

Description:  Mercury-Atlas 8 vehicle # 113-D is readied for static firing test for
verification of flight systems during prelaunch.

Photo:   8x10 in excellent condition on fiber based paper with black press-type NASA
description on reverse
The following images were scanned from my personal collection of vintage manned space exploration photographs.
These photos were taken during the period of the "Golden Age" of manned space exploration covering the Mercury,
Gemini & Apollo programs.  These are
NOT modern reproductions, copies or reprints.
MA-8, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  62-MA8-44

Description:   Backup pilot for MA-8 mission, Gordon Cooper. Detailed text on reverse
reads, "Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper fully suited in space attire poses in a simulated
space atmosphere. Cooper is backup pilot for the MA-8 six orbit mission. Astronaut
Walter Schirra is prime pilot."  

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on fiber based paper with purple NASA detailed
description on reverse.
MA-6, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo

Description:   A an automatic sequence motion picture camera aboard the
"Friendship 7" Mercury spacecraft photographs John during the Mercury-Atlas 6
Earth orbital space-flight. Glenn was in a state of weightlessness travelling at 17,500
MPH as this picture was taken.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on fiber based paper.
MA-6, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  62-MA6-74

Description:   A very clear close up of the MA-6 spacecraft and Escape tower atop
the Mercury Atlas 109D booster.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition with black NASA text on reverse on a fiber
based paper.  
MA-7, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  S-62-1185

Description:   Walter Schirra is seen in his full Mercury Pressure Suit during a PR
photo session prior to the MA-7 flight as he was the Back-up Pilot for that mission.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on fiber based paper with NASA text on reverse
in black.
MA-7, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  62-MA-107

Description:   Recovery Helicopter #61 is seen hoisting Scott Carpenter up from
the life raft some 135 miles N.E. of Puerto Rico. Carpenter spent 3 hours in the
Atlantic waiting to be recovered as he over-shot his impact target area by about
200 miles because he delayed re-entry procedures.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition with NASA detailed text on reverse.  On fiber
based paper.
MA-7, Vintage B/W Glossy -  NASA Photo ID:  62-MA-7-110

Description:   The Mercury Spacecraft, Aurora 7, is shown floating in the Atlantic
during recovery operations following its orbital flight. A frogman is seen sitting on
the Floatation collar.

Photo:   8 x 10 in excellent condition with NASA detailed text on reverse.  On fiber
based paper.
MA-7, Vintage B/W Glossy -  NASA Photo ID:  S-62-1405

Description:   MA-7 Pilot Scott Carpenter is seen in full pressure suit and helmet
during suit checks in Hangar S at the Cape. This close up shot give a clear view of
his lip microphones attached in his helmet.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition with Purple NASA detailed text on reverse.  On a
fiber based paper.
MA-8, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  S-62-5997

Description:   The MA-8 spacecraft Sigma 7 is seen atop the Atlas Booster #113-D
during simulated flight test.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper.
MA- 8, Vintage B/W Glossy -  NASA Photo

Description:   Walter M. Schirra Jr., pilot of the Mercury-Atlas 8 Earth orbital space
flight is getting a bit of assistance with his pressure suit before entering Sigma 7 for
the start of the MA-8 Mission. And isn't that our Pad Leader, Gunter Wendt standing
far left discussing important mission matters with Wally.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper.
MA-8, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  62-MA8-120

Description:  A Navy Frogman is astride the flotation collar as a line is secured to the
top of Sigma 7 and its is being pulled toward the prime recovery ship Kearsage.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper.
MA-9, Vintage Color - NASA Photo ID:   S-63-2501

Description:   Gordon Cooper is seen getting some help from Al Rochford, NASA suit
technician, during suiting up in Hangar S at the Cape

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition with purple NASA detailed text on reverse.  A fiber
based paper with repeating "A KODAK PAPER" marks on reverse.
MA-9, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  63-MA9-178

Description:   A smile from Astronaut Cooper greets the personnel aboard the USS
Kearsarge, after the hatch was blown.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition with purple NASA detailed text on reverse.  on
fiber based paper.
MA-9, Vintage B/W Glossy -, NASA Photo ID:   63-MA9-168

Description:   A smiling astronaut strides proudly across the deck of the USS
Kearsarge after recovery from his 22-orbits around the Earth. This concludes the
longest spaceflight by man to date and the Mercury Space Program.

Photo:   8 X 10 in excellent condition with NASA  - USAF text on reverse, on a fiber
based paper.
MA-6, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID: unknown

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper of early 60's vintage.

Description:  Photo shows astronaut John Glenn as he prepares for his Mercury
Atlas-6 launch.
_____________ Mercury-Atlas 6 (MA-6)______________
_______________Mercury-Atlas 7 (MA-7)______________
______________ Mercury-Atlas 8 (MA-8)_______________
_______________ Mercury-Atlas 9 (MA-9)______________
MA-7,  Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:   62-MA7-87

Description:  Dated, Thursday, May 24, 1962Project Mercury Astronaut Malcom
Scott Carpenter puts on space helmet prior to entering his Aurora 7 spacecraft at
successfully orbit the earth here Thursday after the Atlas booster lifted off from
Cape Canaveral at 7:45 a.m..

Photo:  Photo is in excellent condition with purple NASA description on reverse on
a fiber based paper.
MA-7,  Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:   62-MA7-92B

Description:  MA-7 Astronaut Scott Carpenter leaves Hangar S fully suited for his
space mission.  Carpenter will board the transfer van and ride to complex 14, a 20
minute ride from the hangar. He is carrying in his left hand the portable air
conditioner for his space suit..

Photo:  Photo in excellent condition with purple NASA description on reverse on a
fiber based paper.

Description:  1963 -- Here is one you do not see very often. Cooper showing us what
he will fly around during his MA-9 mission. The last in the Mercury Program.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper with purple NASA -USAF
stamp on reverse.
MA-9, vintage B/W Silver Gelatin Glossy - NASA Photo ID: S-62-2262

checks in the contour couch. These checks are a routine part of the preparation for
training on the Mercury procedures trainer, which was designed to give the
astronauts knowledge of control and procedures in the spacecraft.


Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper. Some handling crease on
left boarder.
MA-6, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  LOD 61-10379

Description:   A view of the re-erection of the Atlas mercury Booster 109D that will
launch John Glenn and his Mercury space capsule. Friendship 7, into earth orbit.  

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper with blue U.S. Air Force
descriptive text on reverse.
MA-9, Vintage Color Glossy - NASA Photo ID:   S-63-7701

Description:   After Astronaut Gordon Cooper, and his spacecraft Faith 7 are brought
aboard the #3 elevator of the U.S.S. Kearsarge CVS-33, NASA recovery engineers
make preparations to explode the escape hatch on the spacecraft.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition with purple NASA detailed text on reverse. On
fiber based paper with repeating "A KODAK PAPER" watermarks.
MA-9, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  S-63-7711

Description:   5/17/62 - After receiving the "Key to the Ship" plaque from Capt. Eugene
addresses the Officers of the Kearsarge.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition  on a fiber based paper with purple NASA detailed
text on reverse.
MA-9, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  S-63-7714

Description:   5/17/63 - Astronaut Gordon Cooper is shown smiling just after the hatch
was blown from spacecraft "Faith 7".

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition  on a fiber based paper with purple NASA detailed
text on reverse.
MA-9, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  S-63-7733

Description:   Left to right - Capt. Eugene Rankin, Commanding Officer of the USS
Kearsarge, and John Graham, NASA Recovery Engineer, get a briefing on "Faith 7"
from astronaut Gordon Cooper.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition  on a fiber based paper with purple NASA detailed
text on reverse.
MA-9, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  S-63-7882

Description:   Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper backs out of his spacecraft "Faith 7" after a
600,000 mile, 22.9 orbit journey around the earth. He elected to remain in the
spacecraft until it was hoisted to the deck of the Kearsarge, as did Astronaut Walter
Schirra during the previous mission.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition  on a fiber based paper with purple NASA detailed
text on reverse.
MA-9, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  S-63-7889

Description:   Astronaut Gordon Cooper is discussing his MA-9 22 orbital flight with
John Graham, NASA Recovery Engineer.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition  on a fiber based paper with purple NASA detailed
text on reverse.
MA-9, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  S-63-7744

Description:   The Chief Master-at-Arms of the USS Kearsarge, CVS-33, serves
Astronaut Gordon Cooper, as he dines with the "Chiefs" in the Chiefs mess aboard the
carrier which recovered him and his spacecraft "Faith 7". To the extreme right is
Capt. Eugene Rankin, Commanding Officer of the USS Kearsarge.

Photo:  8 x 10 in good condition with small tear in lower left portion of photo. On a fiber
based paper with purple NASA detailed text on reverse.
MA-9, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  S-63-4002

Description:   January 1963 --  Gordon Cooper and John Glenn discuss the space suit
and equipment Cooper will be wearing during his MA-9 mission.

Photo:  8 x 10 B/W silver gelatin photo in excellent condition  on a fiber based paper
with NASA - USAF Photo stamp on reverse..
MA-7, Vintage B/W Sliver Gelatin Photo -  NASA Photo ID:  S-62-2851

Force Para-rescue personnel of 41st air rescue squadron are pictured as they
completed the operation of fastening the flotation collar to support the Aurora 7
spacecraft at sea following the May 24th MA-7 orbital flight of Lt. CMDR M. Scot
Carpenter.

Photo:   8 x 10 silver gelatin photo in excellent condition with black NASA detailed
text on reverse.  On fiber based paper.
MA-7,  Vintage B/W Silver Gelatin Photo - Air Force Photo ID:   LOD62P-106

Description:  3-30-62  --  Portrait of Mercury Astronaut M.S. Carpenter, MA-7 Pilot

Photo:  Silver gelatin photo in excellent+ condition with blue U.S. Air Force text on
reverse.  Air Force Missile Test Center.
MA-7,  Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:   S-62-462

Description:  Project Mercury Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter, prime pilot of the
nation's second attempt to put a man into orbital flight around the earth, undergoing
tests in the suit inflation couch.

Photo:  Silver Gelatin photo in excellent condition with blue NASA detailed  
description on reverse on fiber based paper.
MA-7,  Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:   S-62-2849

Description:  Moment of lift off with Scott Carpenter inside the Aurora 7 spacecraft
atop the Atlas 107-D booster seconds after leaving Pad 14 at the Cape.

Photo:  Silver Gelatin photo in excellent condition with black NASA text description
on reverse on fiber based paper.
MA-6, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  62-MA6-68 (S)

Description:  27 January 1962 -- Astronaut John Glenn gives the "OK" sign signalling
he is ready for the hatch to be bolted on. Just about 5 hours later he egressed the
spacecraft as the launch was scrubbed due to bad weather over the Cape.

Photo:   8 x 10 photo in excellent condition with black NASA text on reverse.  Fiber
based paper.
MA-6, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID: S-62-461

Description:  Project Mercury Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr., pilot of the historic three
orbit flight on February 20, 1962, shakes hands with the minister after Sunday
church services, Cocoa Beach, Florida.  

Photo:   8 x 10 photo in excellent condition on fiber based paper with blue NASA text
on reverse.
MA-6, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID: S-62-458

Description:  20 February 1962 -- Project Mercury Astronaut John H. Glenn, Jr., has
breakfast with another prominent marine, General D.N. Shoup, Commandant of the
U.S. Marine Corps.  Astronaut Glenn later made his historic flight in the "Friendship
7" spacecraft, which carried him three times around the earth on the 20th of
February, 1962.

Photo:   8 x 10 photo in excellent condition on fiber based paper with blue NASA
text on reverse.
MA-6, Vintage Reprint B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID: S-62-00246

Description:  Astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. is suited up during preflight training
activities  at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Glenn is assisted by suit technician Joe
Schmitt.     

Photo:   8 x 10 NASA reprint photo in excellent condition on RC paper with
repeating "This Paper Manufactured By Kodak" watermarks on reverse.

Description:  20 February 1962 -- Glenn is assisted with his suiting-up procedures
by Space Flight Equipment Specialist Joe W. Schmitt during MA-6 launch day.

Photo:   8 x 10 photo in excellent condition on fiber based paper.
MA-9, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  63-MA9-160

Description:   16 May 1963 --  Onboard the recovery carrier Cooper is a happy smiling
spaceman as he talks to his wife in Houston from the recovery carrier on
ship-to-shore telephone.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition with NASA - USAF RCA inspector text on reverse
on fiber based paper.
MA-9, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  S-63-4009

Description:   Robert Cune, McDonnell Aircraft Corp. weights and balance engineer,
weighs Astronaut Leroy Gordon Cooper in his space suite.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition with blue NASA text on reverse along with NASA
- USAF RCA inspector text on fiber based paper.
MA-9, vintage B/W Silver Gelatin Glossy - NASA Photo ID: S-63-4005

Description:  Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper relaxes while waiting for the weight and
balance test to begin. Cooper's space helmet consists of a resinous impregnated
fiberglass hard shell; and individually molded crushable impact liner; a ventilation
exhaust outlet; a visor sealing system; and a communications systems..

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper with older blue NASA text
on reverse.
MA-9, Vintage B/W Silver Gelatin Glossy - NASA Photo ID: S-62-5530

Description: Official portrait of L. Gordon Cooper Jr. in full pressure suit and helmet.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper with older blue NASA text
on reverse.
MA-9, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID: S-63-5714

Description:  March 1963  --  Cooper is seen with NASA officials at Pad 14 just
before the Atlas 130D was hoisted up in the service gantry.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper with blue NASA text on
reverse.
MA-9, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID: S-63-3985

Description:  March 1963 --  MA-9 Pilot Gordon Cooper poses with the Atlas 130D
launch vehicle in the service gantry at Pad 14. Faith 7 Will be mated to this launch
booster for the MA-9 Earth orbital mission.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper with blue NASA text on
reverse along with NASA - USAF stamp.
MA-9, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID: S-63-1748

Description:  10 September 1962 --  Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper on weight and
balance scale in the White Room, Hanger S at the Cape.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper with black NASA text on
reverse.
MA-7, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  S-62-2826

Description:   The MA-7 spacecraft named "Aurora 7" by its prime pilot Astronaut
Scott Carpenter goes through a weight and balance check. This is the fuel
configuration, spacecraft and escape tower.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on fiber based paper with NASA text on reverse
in black.
MA-8, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  S-62-5144

Description:   Astronaut Walter M. Schirra, Jr., talks with Astronaut L. Gordon
Cooper, Jr., (right) while waiting for egress practice from MA-8 spacecraft in white
room.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on fiber based paper with blue NASA text on
reverse.
MA-6, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID: LOD 62-65

Description:   Mating of capsule #13 to MA-6 on 11th deck of gantry. PAD 14,
CCMTA  

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper with blue NASA text on
reverse with RCA stamp.
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MA-9, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  S-63-5068

Description:   3/4/63  --  Closeup of Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper, Jr., in space helmet.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition  on a fiber based paper with black NASA text on
reverse.
MA-9, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  S-63-3971

Description:   3/63 -- Astronaut Gordon Cooper prior to entering the Mercury
spacecraft for a series of simulated flight tests. During these tests NASA doctors,
engineers, and technicians monitor Cooper's performance.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition  on a fiber based paper with purple NASA detailed
text on reverse.
MA-9, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  S-63-3960

Description:   2/63  --  Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper Jr., checks over the instrument
panel from Mercury  Spacecraft #20 with Robert Graham, McDonnell Aircraft Corp.
spacecraft  engineer. It contains the instruments necessary to monitor spacecraft
systems  and sequencing, the controls required to initiate primary sequences
manually,  and flight control displays.  

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition  on a fiber based paper with purple NASA detailed
text on reverse.
MA-9, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  63-MA9-60

Description:   T minus 4 days  --  The Mercury-Atlas-9 spacecraft #29 "Faith 7" is
shown during mating of spacecraft to the Atlas booster at Pad 14, Cape Canaveral, Fla.

"Faith 7" named by Astronaut Gordon Cooper is programmed for a 22-orbit mission,
lasting 30 hours and 20 minutes, with impact near Midway Island.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition  on a fiber based paper with purple NASA detailed
text on reverse.
MA-9, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  63-MA9-51

Description:   Reverse text reads:  "T minus 4 days  --  Astronaut Gordon Cooper
greets General Dynamics representatives at Pad 14. The group observed the
erection of booster 130D which will lift Cooper into space."

Photo:  8 x 10 Vintage silver gelatin photo in excellent condition  on a fiber based
paper with purple NASA detailed description on reverse.
MA-9, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  63-MA9-46

Description:   T Minus 4 Days  --  At Hangar "S" Cape Canaveral, NASA space flight
equipment specialist Joe Schmitt adjusts the space suite of Astronaut Gordon Cooper
prior to undergoing simulated flight tests.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition  on a fiber based paper with purple NASA detailed
text on reverse.
MA-9, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  63-MA9-38

Description:   T minus 4 days  --  Astronaut Gordon Cooper is strapped into the
gondola while undergoing tests in the centrifuge at the Naval Air Development Center,
Johnsville, Penna.

The centrifuge is used to investigate by simulation the pilot's capability to control the
vehicle during the actual flight in tis booster and reentry profile.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition  on a fiber based paper with purple NASA detailed
text on reverse.
MA-9, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  63-MA9-37

Description:   T minus 4 days  --  For release T minus 4 days  --  NASA and McDonnell
Corp engineers assist Astronaut Gordon Cooper as he checks out his cockpit layout.  
Each spacecraft differs somewhat from its predecessors and a considerable amount
of time must be devoted to the study of these differences.  Formal briefings include
discussion of environmental control, reaction control, sequential, electrical,
pyrotechnic, communications, and recovery systems.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition  on a fiber based paper with purple NASA detailed
text on reverse.
MA-9, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  63-MA9-192

Description:   may 19, 1963 --  - This picture of clouds over the Atlantic Ocean was
taken by Astronaut Gordon Cooper from inside the "Faith 7" spacecraft while in earth
orbit.  The picture was taken by a 70mm modified Hasselblad camera with a 80mm
F12.8 lens Ansco color ultra speed ASA 160 film was used.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition  on a fiber based paper with purple NASA detailed
text on reverse. Text is faded.  USAF - NASA Photo RCA stamp on reverse as well.
MA-9, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  63-MA9-11

Description:   Reverse text reads: "T minus 4 days  --  Robert Cune, McDonnell
Aircraft Corp. weights and balance engineer, weighs Astronaut Leroy Gordon
Cooper in his space suite."

Photo:  8 x 10 in fair condition  on a fiber based paper with purple NASA detailed text
on reverse.  Photo has a small 1 inch tear at top.
MA-9, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  UNKNOWN

Description:   Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper Jr., is shown in the procedures trainer at
the Langley AFB, Va.  This trainer is used to familiarize the astronauts with spacecraft
operations and procedures.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition  on a fiber based paper with purple NASA
descriptive text on reverse.
MA-6, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:

Description:  John Glenn during a training exercise.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper.
MA-6, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo

Description:   A view just prior to the re-erection of the Atlas mercury Booster 109D
that will launch John Glenn and his Mercury space capsule. Friendship 7, into earth
orbit.  

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper.
MA-7,  Vintage B/W Photo - NASA Photo ID:  62-MA7-65

Description:  May 18, 1962  --  MISSION REVIEW MEETING  --  Project Mercury's
Director of Operations (center) discusses readiness of all elements of MA-7 mission
with the technical staff responsible for directing the second U.S. manned orbital
flight. To his right, G. Merrit Preston, Chief, Preflight Operations Division and
Manager MSC-AMR Operations, and to his right, William A. Bland, Deputy Manager,
Mercury Project. Astronauts John Glenn and Scott Carpenter can be seen on the far
left of the photo.

Photo:  8 X 10 Vintage original in excellent condition on fiber based paper with blue
NASA text on reverse.
MA-7,  Vintage B/W Photo - NASA Photo ID:  62-MA7-60

Description:  May 18, 1962  --  CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA.  --  The Atlas 107D with
spacecraft "Aurora 7" during prelaunch checkouts for Mercury-Atlas-7 at Cape
Canaveral,. FLA.

Photo:  8 X 10 Vintage original in excellent condition on fiber based paper with blue
NASA text on reverse.
MA-7,  Vintage B/W Photo - NASA Photo ID:  62-MA7-54

Description:  May 15, 1962  -- Project Mercury Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter, prime
pilot for the MA-7 mission, takes a work-out in the procedures trainer in preparation
for the flight.

Photo:  8 X 10 Vintage original in excellent condition on fiber based paper with blue
NASA text on reverse.
MA-9, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  63-MA9-180

Description:   16 May 1963 --  Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper, smiling broadly after his
successful 22-orbit flight through space in "Faith 7", walks from his spacecraft to the
hangar deck of the Kearsarge Thursday afternoon.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition with blue NASA text on reverse on a fiber based
paper.
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MA-9, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  63-MA9-76

Description:   Text on reverse reads, "T minus 4 days  -- PM,  CAPE CANAVERAL, FLA.  
-- Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper, relaxes in Hangar "S" White Room while waiting for
simulated flight tests to resume.  Cooper is the prime pilot and Astronaut Alan
Shepard is the back-up pilot for the MA-9, 22-orbit mission."

Photo:  8 x 10 in near mint condition on a fiber based paper with purple NASA detailed
text on reverse.
MA-9, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  63-MA9-233

Description:  Reverse text reads: " Astronaut L. gordon Cooper begins to emerge from
"Faith 7" on the deck of the carrier Kearsarge.  Looking on is Ben James, Senior NASA
Public Affairs officer aboard the carrier Kearsarge."

Photo:  8 x 10 in near mint condition on a fiber based paper with purple NASA detailed
text on reverse.
MA-9, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  S-63-198

Description:   Reverse text reads: "May 18, 1963  --  Cooper backs out of his
spacecraft "Faith 7" after a 600,000 mile, 22.9 orbit journey around the earth. He
elected to remain in the spacecraft until it was hoisted to the deck of the kearsarge,
as did Astronaut Walter Schirra during the MA-8 last October."

Photo:  8 x 10 in near mint condition on a fiber based paper with purple NASA detailed
text on reverse.
MA-6, Vintage Color Photos

Description:  All photos have White House photo ID's stamped on reverse and date stamp of 23 FEB 1962

Photos:   8 x 10 photos all in excellent condition on fiber based paper with repeating "A KODAK PAPER"
watermarks on reverse.
MA-8, Vintage B/W Glossy -  NASA Photo ID:   

Description:  3 October 1962  --  Astronaut Gordon Cooper, MA-8 back-up, is
leading the way as he and Schirra exit the Transfer Van on their way to Pad 14 and
the waiting Sigma 7 spacecraft.

Photo:  8x10 with blue NASA detailed description on reverse. Fiber based paper in
excellent to mint condition.
MA-9, Vintage Color Photo - NASA Photo ID:

Description: Gordon Cooper standing tall in his Mercury Pressure Suit.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper with repeating "A KODAK
PAPER" watermarks on reverse.  Blue NASA text on reverse with small RCA
inspection stamp.  Text states the Dean Conger took the photo. Date on reverse reads
14 Dec 62
MA-7,  Vintage B/W Photo -USAF Photo ID:   G-60-2737

Description:  This is an excellent vintage photo from the very early 60's hand signed
by Carpenter.  On the back is the NASA blue stamp that reads: Project Mercury
Astronaut M. Scott Carpenter, Hometown, Boulder, Colorado.  Specialty Area -
Communications and Navigational Aids.  On the reverse here is also some
handwriting with the name of the person this photo first went to.  Madaline Reveley,
Computation & Data Reduction Division.  

Photo:  8 x 10 photo in good condition with blue USAF text on reverse.
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MA-8, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID:  S-62-3353

Description:   Description on reverse reads: August 13, 1963 - Project Mercury
Astronaut Walter M. Schirra, Jr., discussing helmet with (L to R) Ron Schutz,
Communications technician, and Herb Wilson, Communications engineer..

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on fiber based paper with blue NASA text on
reverse.
MA-9, Vintage B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID: 63-MA9-83

Description:  May 10, 1963  --  MA-9 pilot L. Gordon Cooper, an Air Force Major, keeps
his flying status current in this F-102 jet aircraft based at Ellington AFB in Houston,
Texas.  Cooper will pilot a different craft this month (May, 1963) when he takes the
Mercury spacecraft "Faith 7" into orbit for America's fourth manned orbital space
flight, the longest to date.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper with black NASA text on
reverse.
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