NASA Ranger 8 Lunar Impact Photo Series
NASA Ranger 8 Lunar Impact Photo Series
U.S. Air Force - Martin Mace Missile Photo Set
Polaris Missile Photo Set
XB-61 MATADOR Launch Series
USAF TITAN-3C Artist Concept Photo Set
U.S. AIR FORCE SM-62 SNARK Photo Set
The following images were scanned from my personal collection of vintage aircraft, aerospace & early manned space
exploration photographs. Most are post WW II through the early 70's, with my main interest in the early jet age. The
majority of photos are 8" x 10" unless otherwise identified. These are NOT modern reproductions, copies or reprints.
USAF Martin B-61 MATADOR Training Missile Launch

Description:  After WW II  the Martin Co. was given a contract to design and develop
a short-range surface-to-surface (SAM) rocket. The USAAF project MX-771produced
the Matador and was named the SSM-A-1 but was hardly ever used.

Photo:  Printed on a heavier stock in good condition. 8x10.
USAF Boeing M-99 BOMARC Missile Launch

Photo is 8x10 and in great condition. There's a paper clip mark in the upper left
corner on the white boarder. Otherwise the photo is in excellent condition.
USAF SAC Bell GAM-63 RASCAL Under Tow

Bell Aircraft Company stamped on reverse.  Description on reverse, "This Bell
GAM-63 Rascal was under tow by a cleatrack at the Bell Aircraft facility in Buffalo,
NY". (Bell Aircraft 96983A)
USAF Douglas SM-75 THOR

Intermediate range ballistic missile lifts from its launching pad at the then Air Force
Missile Test Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida. The 1500-mile-range missile was
manufactured with assembly line production tooling at Douglas Aircraft Company.  
8x10 original photo in excellent condition with detailed press release taped to
reverse.
U.S. Navy REGULUS II GUIDED MISSILE

Description:  being launched from Edwards Air Force Base, California with the aid of
a single 115,000-pound rocket-assist booster. The supersonic missile attained 325
mph in 4 seconds after leaving the mobile ground launcher. It was faster then mach
2 and had a range of more than 1,000 miles.  

Photo:  8 x 10 original photo in excellent condition with official Navy stamp and
description on reverse on a fiber based paper.
USAF Martin XB-61 MATADOR Pilotless Bomber

Photo:  8 x 10 in good condition on a fiber based paper. With the hip mounted
wing, this is either the XB-61 or YB-61 being launched from the test range at
Holloman AFB prior to testing being moved to the USAF Missile Test Center in
Florida in 1951.

Description:  on reverse reads, "The Martin B-61 Matador pilotless bomber was
the initial equipment for the 1st Pilotless Bomber Squadron (Light) that was
activated around 1951 for the USAF Missile Test Center, Cocoa, Fla."  
USAF Boeing BOMARC-B Missile

Photo:   With Air Force Official stamp on back from Otis AFB, Mass.. Photo also has
typed description taped to reverse. Excellent to mint condition vintage original, 8x10
printed on fiber-based paper. Two top corners slightly creased but doesn't effect
photo. Supersonic missile had a range of more than 400 miles.
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Pogo-Hi Type IIE3c Rocket

Photo:   Nice fiber based paper with "Aeronca Manufacturing Corp." stamp on
reverse.  Aeronca was a component manufacturer..  8x10 in excellent condition.  
Aeronica was the successful bidder when the Army at  WSMR went out for bid to
supply the Pogo-Hi as a range service

Description:   Pogo: In 1953, the Physical Science Laboratory of the New Mexico
State University developed the Pogo vehicle under a U.S. Navy contract to provide a
high-altitude radar target. The Pogo rocket consisted of a solid-propellant rocket
motor and a large nose cone. The rocket's four square tail fins were canted to
induce a stabilizing spin. At the peak of the trajectory (at more than 30 km (100000
ft)), the nose cone was separated and began to descend under a large (6 m (20 ft)
diameter) metallized parachute. This parachute made an excellent target for tests of
radars and radar-guided missiles.

Pogo-Hi:  Upgraded versions of the Pogo target were generally referred to as
Pogo-Hi. They were flown in several different configurations, and used a variety of
motors like the Cajun, Apache and Asp. The major external difference between the
Pogo-Hi vehicles and the original Pogo configuration were the former's triangular tail
fins.
USAF Martin TM-76A "MACE" Missile

Description:   Launched 6 February 1958 from Holloman Missile development
Center to Wendover Air Force Base. This was the first test of a new guidance
system developed by A.C. Spark Plug Division of General Motors.  

Photo:  Official USAF stamp on back with purple description.  Fiber based paper,
8x10 in good condition.
USAF Boeing M-99 BOMARC 624 XY-1 Missile Launch

Photo:  Photo is 8x10 and in excellent condition on fiber based paper.

Description:  Typed press description on reverse reads, " Fired by an electronic
impulse 1500 miles away in Kingston, N.Y., an Air Force BOMARC is successfully
launched at the Atlantic Missile Range, Cape Canaveral, Florida.  The interceptor
missile was hurtled at a drone B-17 bomber about 250 miles of the Florida coast.
While the missile failed to intercept the target airplane, the primary objective of the
shot was to test the BOMARC working with SAGE, a complex network of radar sites
and computers that help screen the nation from enemy air attacks."
U.S. Air Force Vintage photo SM-62 SNARK Missile

Description:   The Snark was essentially a small, turbojet-powered, unmanned
aircraft, although it was officially designated a surface-to-surface ICM,
Intercontinental Missile.  It was designed to be fired from a short mobile launcher
by means of two solid-fueled rocket boosters. Once air-borne, the Snark was
powered by a single Pratt and Whitney J-57 turbojet I engine capable of cruising at
Mach 0.9 to an altitude of approximately 150,000 feet. After a programmed flight of
1,500 to 5,500 nautical miles, the Snark's airframe separated from its nose cone,
and the missile's nuclear warhead followed a ballistic trajectory to its target.

Photo:  Photo in excellent condition on fiber based paper with Northrop press
release taped to reverse.
U.S. Air Force Titan-3C, Flight ID: 3C-11

Photo:  Official Air Force stamp on reverse. Vintage glossy 8" X 10" photograph, in
excellent condition on fiber based paper. Purple stamp and marked on back: U.S.
Air Force Photo Air Force Eastern Test Range Photographic Laboratory Operated
by Technicolor CKMTA, Titan-3 Lift off Titan-3C- 6-16-66. Test No. 1319 Complex 41.
The 4th Titan 3C Launched from the Cape Kennedy AFS by the U.S. Air Force
Successfully Orbited Eight Satellites. Unclassified.
U.S. Air Force Vintage Photo of Northrop SM-62 SNARK Missile

Detailed Northop Aircraft press release taped to reverse. Photo in excellent
condition on fiber based paper.  Seen here dropping the RATO canisters after the
burn-off of the solid-fuel propellant.
U.S. Army Nike-Hercules, Missile

Vintage Press Release photo on fiber based paper with reference date stamp of July
15, 1958.  Types description taped to reverse.  Fort Bliss, Texas, White Sands N.M.
Poised for action, this atomic-capable Nike-Hercules is at defense ready on a
launcher produced at U.S. Steel's Consolidated Western Steel Division.
USAF GAM-63 RASCAL

Vintage Bell Aircraft public relations department release photo date October 28,
1957. Photo in a good condition with Bell Aircraft official stamp on reverse with
along with written detail description tape to reverse.  GAM-63 air-to-surface guided
missile drops away from B-47 bomber after launching at Air Force Missile
Development Center in New Mexico. Developed on fiber based paper.
U.S. Navy REGULUS 1 Missile

Vintage press release photo on fiber based paper with typed description on reverse.
The text on reverse reads:  "The missile touched down, hitting the runway at a
speed in excess of 225 miles per hour.  As its landing gear contacted the concrete,
a door flapped open near its tail and its parachute brake billowed out, slowing the
headlong plunge".

On the far right you can see the TV-2 chase aircraft  just entering the picture frame.
U.S. Air Force Titan-3C, Flight ID 3C-11

Description:  Lift off Titan-3C- 6-16-66 Test No. 1319 complex 41.  The 4th Titan 3C
launched from the Cape Kennedy AFS by the U.S. Air Force successfully orbited eight
satellites.  Also in the photo, you can also see the Apollo Saturn V 500F on Pad A of
Launch Complex 39.

Photo: 8x10 in excellent condition with "U.S. AIR FORCE PHOTO" stamped on
reverse with detailed description.
U.S. Air Force Northrop SM-62 SNARK Missile

Vintage Photo with detailed Northrop PR description taped to reverse.  Text read
that this is the first PR photo release of the Snark missile.  8x10 photo is in
excellent condition on a fiber based paper.
U.S. Air Force Northrop SM-62 SNARK Missile

Vintage Photo with detailed Northrop PR description taped to reverse.  Photo
showing its rocket boosters falling away, the U.S. Air Force-Northrop Snark points
its sleek nose toward a distant target following its launch from Patrick Air Force
Base, Florida.   8x10 photo is in excellent condition on a fiber based paper.
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U.S. Air Force Martin Company Titan 1

Photo:  8 X 10 vintage Martin photo with detailed release attached to reverse.  Fiber
based paper with Martin Company Stamp on reverse.  Photo ID: MBX000235.

Description:   An Air Force Titan 1 intercontinental ballistic missile rises from a
launcher at Vandenberg AFB, Calif., on the beginning of a flight of more than 4,000
miles down the Pacific Missile Range.  Prior to ignition, the 98-foot-tall ICBM rose on
an elevator from its underground silo.  The silo doors may be seen at the bottom of
the photo.
U.S. Air Force Titan II ICBM Missile - Photo ID: PL 63-15246

Photo:  8 x 10 B/W Glossy vintage from 1963 with U.S. Air Force description on
reverse.

Description:  On reverse reads, " Launch of US Air Force Titan II ICBM, N-14, from
pad 16, Cape Canaveral, Florida, May 9, 1963.  U.S. Air Force Photo, Air Force Missile
Test Center, Quick Process Lab, Operated by RCA". The USAF Launch Tag #
1963-S193 and listed as R&D.
U.S. Air Force Martin TM-61B MATADOR

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper with Air Force Photo
stamp on reverse from Langley AFB, Hampton, VA. In 1955, the USAF had second
thoughts about designating missiles as aircraft, and the B-61A was redesignated as
TM-61A Tactical Missile. The TM-61B was a significantly improved missile. Because
of the many changes, it was redesignated as TM-76 Mace.  So, with the name
"Matador" on this Missile in this photo, this is most likely the first TM-61B developed.

Description:  HQ Tactical Air Command attached descriptions reads, "Built by the
Martin Company, the TM-61B is a replica of the TM-61A now in use by TAC but is
capable of flying father and has an improved guidance equipment which gives it
more accuracy then the earlier version.  The Matador is hurled into the air by a
booster rocket and when the booster's fuel is expended it continues its flight with a
jet-powered Allison engine.  It has a speed of over 650 miles per hour and a ceiling
beyond 35,000 feet. "
U.S. Air Force Titan-IIIC - Photo ID: Unknown

Description:  Photo of a Titan 3C launch from the U.S. Air Force Titan III Launch
Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on fiber based paper with repeating "A KODAK
PAPER" watermarks on reverse.
U.S. Navy Bendix Talos RTV-N-6a4 Surface-To-Air Missile Launch

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on fiber based paper with "Official U.S. Navy"
and  "U.S. Navy Ordnance Missile Test Facility" stamps on reverse from White
Sands Proving Ground.  Photo is date stamped Jul 2, 1958.

Description:  American Navy long-range ramjet-powered surface-to-air missile. The
first full Talos prototype (XSAM-N-6) flew in October 1952, and later that year, the
first successful intercept was made by a RTV-N-6a4 test vehicle. Because the
required missile performance was increased several times during development, the
Talos SAM did not become fully operational until 1959, almost a decade later than
originally planned. Bendix became prime contractor for Talos production.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on fiber based paper with US. Army Photo stamp
on reverse along with White Sands Proving Ground stamp.
U.S. Army Douglas M-31 Hontest John & XM-47 Little John

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper.

Description:  Photo shows the M-31 Honest John on the mobile M-289 launcher.
Next to it sits the XM-47 Little John.  The Honest John was the U.S. Army's first
nuclear-armed surface-to-surface rocket.  In September 1953, the Honest John was
reclassed as M31, and the first operational units were deployed in Europe in Spring
1954. The Little John was the smallest nuclear-capable rocket the U.S. Army ever
deployed. Studies to develop a lightweight rocket based on the M31/MGR-1 Honest
John to give airborne Army units a nuclear capability began in 1953 under the name
Honest John Junior. After preliminary studies by Douglas during 1954, the
development program - renamed as Little John - was officially started at Redstone
Arsenal in June 1955. In June 1956, the first launch of the XM47 Little John
occurred. The XM47 was only an interim rocket, essentially a rocket test vehicle,
and was used for training and testing purposes only.
Juno II, Vintage B/W Glossy - U.S. Air Force Photo ID: PL5-48757

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition with "Official U.S. Air Force Photo" text on
reverse from Patrick AFB.  Date 12/6/58.  CCMTA, Pad 5, ABNA Launch of Juno II,
Lunar Probe.

Description:   A brilliant night scene as the Juno II (Jupiter AM-11 configuration)
launch vehicle lifts off from Launch Complex 5 with Pioneer 3 onboard as its payload.

Pioneer 3 was intended to be a  lunar probe under the direction of NASA with the
Army acting as executive agent however it failed when the launch vehicle's first
stage cut-off prematurely. Although Pioneer 3 did not achieve escape velocity, it
reached an altitude of 102,332 km and discovered a second radiation belt around
Earth.
USAF Martin XB-61 MATADOR Missile Launch (GM-540)

Description:  This is Missile # GM-540 which would place it at Holloman AFB prior
to testing being moved to the USAF Missile Test Center in Florida.  The first B-61
test launch in Florida was on June 20, 1951 with Missile # GM-544.  

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper with the Glenn Martin
stamp on reverse.  A Glenn Martin public relations description attached to
reverse. Photo ID 43410
USAF Boeing M-99 BOMARC Missile Launch

Photo:    8 x 10 in good condition on a fiber based paper.
USAF Boeing M-99 BOMARC Missile Launch

Photo:    8 x 10 in good condition on a fiber based paper.
USAF Martin TM-76 "MACE" Missile - G Model (Serial # 56-7721)

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition with Martin description taped to reverse on a
fiber based paper. Photo ID 159122.

Description:  Assuming a very early model of the TM-76 with date on reverse of
Aug non-recoverable type fired on the Air Force Missile Development Center rage
to check guidance systems for future cross country flights. 30 August 1957.
U.S. Army - Douglas M-31 Honest John Missile Launch

Photo:  8 x 10 on a fiber based paper with "Douglas Honest John" stamp on reverse.
 Date stamped May 12, 1958.

Description:  Honest John being launched from a mobile M-289 launcher.
USAF Martin XB-61 MATADOR Missile Launch

Photo:  8 x 10 on a fiber based paper with the Martin stamp on reverse along
with an attached Martin PR release.
Description:  Seen here, the Matador has just about burned off the complete
RATO canister and will continue on Turbo-jet power.  The RATO canister will be
jettisoned. Launched from Holloman AFB.
Atlas-Centaur 14 - B/W Glossy - NASA Photo ID: 101-KSC-67P-597

Photo:  8 x 10 B/W glossy in excellent condition on a fiber based paper.

Description:  Atlas-SLV3C Centaur-D Surveyor 6 - This spacecraft was the fourth of
the Surveyor series to successfully achieve a soft landing on the moon, obtain
postlanding television pictures, determine the abundance of the chemical elements
in the lunar soil, obtain touchdown dynamics data, obtain thermal and radar
reflectivity data, and conduct a Vernier engine erosion experiment. Virtually identical
to Surveyor 5, this spacecraft carried a television camera, a small bar magnet
attached to one footpad, and an alpha-scattering instrument as well as the
necessary engineering equipment. It landed on November 10, 1967, in Sinus Medii,
the center of the moon's visible hemisphere.  On November 24, 1967, the spacecraft
was shut down for the 2-week lunar night. Contact was made on December 14,
1967, but no useful data were obtained.  
Launch Information:
Launch Date/Time: 1967-11-07 at 07:39:00 UTC
Launch Site: Cape Canaveral, Fla. Pad 36B
Launch Vehicle: Atlas-Centaur

Photo:  8 x 10 B/W glossy on fiber based paper with purple NASA detailed text on
reverse.

Description:  Titan/Centaur-4, to be used to place the first of two Viking spacecraft
on trajectories for Mars in August, was rolled from the Solid Motor Assembly to
Launch Complex 41 at the Titan III Complex today.  The spacecraft and payload
fairing which will protect it during its flight through the atmosphere will be mated
with the launch vehicle in late July, bringing the total height of the space vehicle to
160 feet.
UNIDENTIFIED Atlas Agena

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper.  Anyone???  I believe it
might be SLV-3 Atlas-Agena D 6151 (AA19) And ATS-1.  Any information would be
greatly appreciated.
Atlas Agena D - Lunar Orbiter 1

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a nice fiber based paper.

Description:   The Atlas Agena-D Launch Vehicle stands ready to boost the 850
pound Lunar Orbiter-A spacecraft to the vicinity of the Moon. The first in a series of 5
planned missions. The Lunar Orbiter series took photos of lunar surface from
selenocentric orbit. The lunar orbiter used a film scanning process taken from a
classified program and returned high-resolution images of the surface back to
Earth. These images were vital to planning of the subsequent Surveyor and Apollo
lunar landings.
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U.S. Navy Polaris A3 Missile - U.S. Air Force Photo ID: PL74C-35988/8255

Photo:  Date 8-27-74.  8 x 10 Vintage Color with repeating "THIS PAPER
MANUFACTURED BY KODAK" watermarks on reverse.  Blue U.S. Air Force text on
reverse.

Description:  USS Theodore Roosevelt launches Polaris A3 missile from the
Eastern Test Range.
U.S. Air Force  Vintage Color Photo - Polaris A1E-2 Underwater Launch

Photo:  8 x 10 vintage color on a fiber based paper with repeating "A KODAK
PAPER" watermarks on reverse along with Patrick Air Force Base stamp.

Description:   20 July 1960 - Polaris A1E-1 which was launched by the USS George
Washington (SSBN-598) for the first successful underwater launch of the Polaris
A-1 SLBM, Apogee 500 km (310 mi). The launch of a Lockheed-built Polaris A1
Fleet Ballistic Missile was the first in history from a submerged submarine, the
USS George Washington (SSBN 598). It occurred July 20, 1960, off Cape Canaveral,
Florida, and within three hours a second Polaris test missile was launched. I
believe this photo is of the 2nd launch, Polaris A1E-2.  On November 15, 1960, the
submarine and its 16 Polaris A1s began the first patrol
U.S. Air Force - Final R&D MACE TM-76B Flight - USAF Photo ID: PL60-57639

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper with Patrick AFB stamp
and RCA inspection stamp on reverse.

Description:   21 September 1960 - The final Research & Development test flight of
the Mace TM-76B is seen being launched from the Cape's Pad 21. The final Mace
TM-76B development flight covered 1100 miles.
U.S. Air Force Titan 3C-12 Launch

Photo:  Poor condition due to upper left corner damage, but rest of photo is
excellent.  On a fiber based paper with repeating "A KODAK PAPER" watermarks on
reverse along with Patrick Air Force Base and RCA stamps.

Description:   26 August 1966 - The mighty Titan 3C-12 lifts off from Complex 41 with
8 - 45kg IDCSP satellites onboard. Unfortunately the payload fairing broke up 78
seconds after launch and this mission was logged as a failure.

IDCSP - Initial Defense Communications Satellite Program spacecraft were
launched in the 1960's to provide America's first geosynchronous orbit
communications system.
Vintage B/W Glossy - Atlas LV- 3A / Agena B And Ranger III

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper.

Description:  Atlas LV- 3A / Agena B And Ranger 3 in gantry. The Ranger 3 program  
was launched to study the Moon on January 26, 1962. Due to a series of
malfunctions the spacecraft missed the Moon by 22,000 miles (35,000 km).
Atlas 134F - B/W Glossy - U.S. Air Force Photo ID: PL64-78177

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper with a Patrick Air Force
Base stamp and RCA inspection stamp on reverse.

Description: Atlas 134F which was successfully launched from the Cape on 1 March
1963 and reached apogee of 1800 Kilometres with its Chrysler built Nose Cone and a
special Scientific Passenger Pod.  ABRES REX-I Re-Entry Vehicle Test Flight.  
Tech Lab - Vintage Color - U.S. Air Force Photo ID: PL62-22505

Photo:  8 x 10 vintage color on a fiber based paper with repeating "A KODAK
PAPER" watermarks on reverse along with U.S. Air Force Eastern Test Range
stamp.  Small RCA Inspector stamp.

Photo:  Dated: 9-5-63 - Photo showing the exterior view of the USAF Technical
Laboratory at Patrick Air Force Base.
Convair Atlas 48D - B/W Glossy - U.S. Air Force Photo ID: PL60-90211

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper with Air Force Eastern
Test Range stamp on reverse.

Description:  Date: April 8, 1960. Missile 48D was the twenty-second Series D Atlas
to be flight tested at the Atlantic Missile Range. The test was terminated before liftoff
was achieved because of a failure in the booster propulsion system. This failure
resulted in complete loss of the missile due to explosion, 60.29 seconds after
sustainer flight lockin. Reverse reads: '"Launch of ATLAS Missile".
Douglas Thor Able 4 - Vintage B/W Glossy - U.S. Air Force Photo ID: PL60-90151

Photo: 8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper with Air Force Missile
Test Center stamp on reverse.

Description: 11 March 1960 - The Thor Able-4 is launched with Pioneer-5 aboard the
Delta second stage from Launch Complex 17A at the Cape. This Thor Delta
configuration successfully launched Pioneer-5 on it cosmic journey.

Pioneer 5 was designed to provide the first map of the interplanetary magnetic field.
The vehicle functioned for a record 106 days, and communicated with Earth from a
record distance of 36.2 million km. It was spin stabilised and had four deployed-fixed
solar paddles providing 16 watts of power.
Titan III-C, Vintage Artist Concept B/W Photo - U.S. Air Force ID: 35434-63

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper with U.S. Air Force
stamp on reverse with attached typed description.

Description:  CAPE KENNEDY, Florida -- This Artist's view shows the Air Force's
Titan III-C Transtage streaking into orbit after leaving the vehicles spent second
stage behind.  The Transtage (for "Transfer Stage") can , and has, switched into
four orbits in a single mission aboard a Titan III-A.
Titan III-C, Vintage Artist Concept B/W Photo - U.S. Air Force ID: 35433-63

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper with U.S. Air Force
stamp on reverse with attached typed description.
Description:  CAPE KENNEDY, Florida -- The Air Force Titan III-C's sophisticated
Transtage ( for transfer stage) will separate from Stage Two as in this artist's
concept and continue its programmed flight plan.  The versatile Transtage can --
and has -- switched into four separate orbits aboard a Titan III-A.
Titan III-C, Vintage Artist Concept B/W Photo - U.S. Air Force ID: 35430-63

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper with U.S. Air Force
stamp on reverse with attached typed description.

Description:  CAPE KENNEDY, Florida -- After Stage One has consumed its liquid
fuel, Stage Tow ignites, separates from Stage One, and moves further into space.  
The Titan III generates roughly 430,000 pounds of thrust in the first stage, and
100,000 pounds in the second.  When the second stage has used its fuel, the
Transtage (for transfer stage_ with 16,000 pounds of thrust, ignites to put itself
and its payload into orbit.  The Transtage, with its restart capability, has already
demonstrated its ability to transfer into four separate orbits.
Titan III-C, Vintage Artist Concept B/W Photo - U.S. Air Force ID: 35429-63

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper with U.S. Air Force
stamp on reverse with attached typed description.

Description:  CAPE KENNEDY, Florida -- Jettisoning of the solid boosters, pictured
here in an artist's concept, will occur approximately two minutes after lift-off of the
Air Force Titan III-C.  The spent boosters fall into the sea far down the Air Force
Eastern Test Range, while the rest of the space launch vehicle combination
continues the mission.
U.S. Army Pershing Missile - U.S. Air Force Photo ID: PL-63-17230

Photo:  Dated 2/14/63, Vintage B/W Glossy in excellent condition on a fiber based
paper with blue U.S. Air Force text on reverse.

Description:  Personnel prepare the Pershing missile for a test launch.
U.S. Army Pershing Missile - U.S. Air Force Photo ID: PL-63-15208

Photo:  Dated 4/24/63, Vintage B/W Glossy in excellent condition on fiber based
paper with blue U.S. Air Force text on reverse.

Description:  Army fired its Pershing solid-fuel tactical missile from Cape Canaveral
Atlas-LV3C Centaur-C A/C-4 - Vintage Color - U.S. Air Force Photo ID:

Photo:  8 x 10 Color glossy in excellent condition on a fiber based paper with
repeating "A KODAK PAPER" watermarks and U.S. Air Force text on reverse.  

Description:  Photo showing the 4th Atlas Centaur rocket on Pad 36A at Cape
Canaveral as personnel goes through a tanking test on 27 Oct 1964. The payload
was the Surveyor instrument Mass-Model 1.  Actual launch date was on 11/12/64.
Atlas-LV3C Centaur-A A/C-1 - Vintage Color Glossy -  Photo ID: LOD 62C-815

Photo:  Date stamped 8 May 62 -- 8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper
with repeating "A KODAK PAPER" watermarks and purple text on reverse.

Description: Photo shows the first Atlas Centaur rocket AC-1. It was a suborbital
launch test from Cape Canaveral Pad 36A. The mission was deemed failed due to
collapse of payload shroud.  The photo is showing the actual failure of the payload
shroud.
Douglas Thor Able-2 #148  --  Vintage Color - Photo ID: 65-12-506C

Photo:
8 x 10 in excellent condition on fiber based paper with repeating "A KODAK
PAPER" watermarks on reverse.

Description:   1 April 1960 --  Lift off from Pad 17A at the Cape of the Thor Delta and
Tiros-1. This modified Thor Delta configuration successfully launched the first Tiros
Satellite into orbit on 1 April 1960.

TIROS-1 was a TV and Infrared Observation Satellite and it returned 22952 cloud
cover photographs. The spacecraft was engaged in practical applications and the
uses of space technology such as weather or communication.
U.S. Army Pershing Missile - U.S. Air Force Photo ID: PL-63-18778

Photo:  Dated 4/12/63, Vintage silver gelatin B/W photo in excellent condition on a
fiber based paper with blue U.S. Air Force text on reverse.  Small RCA stamp.

Description:  Prelaunch views of Pershing Missile, Check out & erection.

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on fiber based paper with Norair PR
description attached to reverse.  Dated 5 FEB 1959

Description:  Vintage Photo with detailed Northrop PR description taped to reverse
reads:  A U.S. Air Force Snark SM-62 intercontinental guided missile roars from its
mobile launcher at Cap Canaveral, Florida.  With rocket boosters flaming, the
Snark presents an awesome spectacle as it begins a 5,000-mile test flight over
the Atlantic ocean. The SM-62 couples intercontinental range with the ability to
carry a hydrogen or thoer top priority warhead.  Produced by Norair Division of
Northrop Corporation, Hawthorne, Calif., the Snark is an air-breathing missile
capable of high altitudes and near-sonic- speed.  Both the advanced, high-speed
airframe and the guidance system were developed by Northrop under Air Force
contract.
USAF Boeing BOMARC

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on fiber based paper with NORAD photo
description attached to reverse.

legs on the first step of a Mach 3 trip that could take it 250 miles from if launching
pad, is the North American Defense Command's answer to overly ambitious enemy
bomber pilots.  This missile addition to the NORAD family of weapons is designed for
mating with Semi-Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) system.  The results of the
union is destruction of targets within the big bird's range.  The BOMARC carrier an
atomic warhead.  It is programmed for use in the united States and also Canada. The
Canadian government announced recently that the SAGE-BOMARC combination
would be its choice for defense of major population areas and Description:  Attached
description reads: The BOMARC, shown stretching its fiery industrial complexes.  
Follow-on models of the BOMARC are designed for ranges in Description:  Attached
description reads: The BOMARC, shown stretching its fiery excess of 500 miles.
NASA Ranger 8 -- Vintage B/W Photo -NASA Photo ID: 65-H-184 (Duplicate Photos in collection)

Photo:  8 x 10 Vintage original in excellent condition on fiber based paper with blue NASA text
on reverse.

Description:  Feb. 17, 1965  --  The Atlas LV3 Agena B lifts off from Launch Complex will be
named Ranger-8 after being placed in Earth orbit.

Text on reverse Reads:  Cape Kennedy  --  The National Aeronautics and Space
Administration launched a Ranger spacecraft 12:07 p.m. from Complex 12 as part of the
missions of the Ranger Moon photography program.  The eight Ranger designated as Ranger
C was launched from Cape Kennedy, Fla., by Atlas-Agena B launch vehicles.  Objectives are to
provide further scientific information of the Moon's surface as well as lunar topographical
data in support of the Surveyor soft lander program and the Apollo manned landing program.
NASA Ranger 8 -- Vintage B/W Photo -NASA Photo ID: 65-H-188

Photo:  8 x 10 Vintage original in excellent condition on fiber based paper with blue
NASA text on reverse.

Description:  Text on reverse Reads:  Television picture taken by Ranger VIII prior
to impact on February 20, 1965 at 1:57:38 a.m. PST.  Orientation  -- North is at the
top when shadow appears at the left of craters.  Frame # eight-first from last
frame of B camera.  Time approximately 7 minutes before impact. Dimensions 93
miles East West, 71.5 miles North South.  Spacecraft altitude above Moon 470
miles.  REMARKS:  Delambre, 32 miles in diameter, near center of frame, conical
center with flat floor at left margin, highlands at right.  Sea shore at upper right.
NASA Ranger 8 -- Vintage B/W Photo -NASA Photo ID: 65-H-189

Photo:  8 x 10 Vintage original in excellent condition on fiber based paper with blue
NASA text on reverse.

Description:  Text on reverse Reads:  Television picture taken by Ranger VIII prior
to impact on February 20, 1965 at 1:57:38 a.m. PST.  Orientation  -- North is at top
when shadows appear at left of craters.  Frame # 47th from last from on Camera B
4 minutes before impact.  Dimensions 58 miles west 43 miles north south.  
Spacecraft altitude above moon 270 miles.  REMARKS:  Short line of the Sea of
Tranquillity showing Sabine in northwest corner, two parallel rills crossing the
center part (Similar to Terrestrial graben).  Several elongated craters probably due
to Theophilus, 250 miles to the SE.
NASA Ranger 8 -- Vintage B/W Photo -NASA Photo ID: 65-H-193

Photo:  8 x 10 Vintage original in excellent condition on fiber based paper with blue
NASA text on reverse.

Description:  Text on reverse Reads:  Television picture taken by Ranger VIII prior
to impact on February 20, 1965 at 1:57:38 a.m. PST.  Orientation  -- North is at top
when shadows appear at left of craters. Frame  --  Last from B Camera.  Time 4.65
seconds before impact.  Dimensions 4000 feet east-west, 3000 feet north-south.  
Spacecraft altitude above moon 5.1 miles.  REMARKS:  Larger crater in SE corner
shows small craters in SW corner has steep wall and central nose.
NASA Ranger 8 -- Vintage B/W Photo -NASA Photo ID: 65-H-192

Photo:  8 x 10 Vintage original in excellent condition on fiber based paper with blue
NASA text on reverse.

Description:  Text on reverse Reads:  Television picture taken by Ranger VIII prior
to impact on February 20, 1965 at 1:57:38 a.m. PST.  Orientation  -- North is at top
when shadows appear at left of craters. Frame 5th from last frame on B Camera.  
Time 25;13 seconds before impact.  Dimensions 6.33 miles east-west, 4.5 miles
north-south.  Spacecraft altitude above moon 27.5 miles.  REMARKS:  Irregular
Cluster of Depressions shown in the NE corner of previous print and small square
depressions.
NASA Ranger 8 -- Vintage B/W Photo -NASA Photo ID: 65-H-191

Photo:  8 x 10 Vintage original in excellent condition on fiber based paper with blue
NASA text on reverse.

Impact on February 20, 1965 at 1:57:38 a.m. PST.  Orientation  -- North is at top
when shadows appear at left of craters. Frame 9th from last frame Camera B.  
Time 45.6 seconds before impact.  Dimensions 12 miles East West, 8.5 miles
North South. Spacecraft altitude above moon 50 miles.  REMARKS:  Two elongated
and one irregular depressions.
NASA Ranger 8 -- Vintage B/W Photo -NASA Photo ID: 65-H-190

Photo:  8 x 10 Vintage original in excellent condition on fiber based paper with blue
NASA text on reverse.

taken by Ranger VIII prior to impact on February 20, 1965 at 1:57:38 a.m. PST.  
Orientation  -- North is at top when shadows appear at left of craters.    Text on
reverse Reads:  Text on reverse Reads:  Television picture Frame # 27th from last
of A Camera. Time 2 minutes 15 seconds before impact. Dimensions 77  miles
East West, 67 miles North South. Spacecraft altitude above moon 151 miles.  
REMARKS:  Southwest corner of the Sea of Tranquillity showing large flat
bottomed craters Sabine and Ritter, two cone craters at left, low ridges in upper
right (northeast) and rilles parallel to lower shoreline.
NASA Ranger 8 -- Vintage B/W Photo -NASA Photo ID: 65-H-194

Photo:  8 x 10 Vintage original in excellent condition on fiber based paper with blue
NASA text on reverse.

Description:  Text on reverse Reads:  Television picture taken by Ranger VIII prior
to impact on February 20, 1965 at 1:57:38 a.m. PST.  Orientation  -- North is at top
when shadows appear at left of craters. Frame is last from Camera A.  Time 2.09
seconds before impact. Dimensions 5570 feet east-west, 4460 feet north-south.  
Spacecraft altitude above moon 12,000 feet.  REMARKS:  Last A frame resembling
Mare Cognitum Photographed in Ranger VII.
NASA Ranger 8 -- Vintage B/W Photo -NASA Photo ID: 65-H-195

Photo:  8 x 10 Vintage original in excellent condition on fiber based paper with blue
NASA text on reverse.

Description:  Text on reverse Reads:  Television picture taken by Ranger VIII prior
to impact on February 20, 1965 at 1:57:38 a.m. PST.  Orientation  -- North is at top
when shadows appear at left of craters. Last frame from Camera P and next to
last taken by Ranger VIII.  Dimensions 400 feet East-west, 300 feet north-south.  
Spacecraft altitude above moon 2400 feet. REMARKS:  Last P frame taken at 0.4
seconds before impact covering an area of 300 by 400 feet. Smallest crater shown
is about 5 feet in diameter.
NASA Ranger 5 -- Vintage B/W Photo -NASA Photo ID: 62-RANGER 5-10

Photo:  8 x 10 Vintage original in excellent condition on fiber based paper with blue
NASA text on reverse.  Near mint condition

Description:  Text on reverse reads, " Ranger 5 mated to the top of the Atlas Agena
launch vehicle is loxing prior to launch.  The 755 pound gold-and-chrome plated
spacecraft will be called on to perform a complicated series of events in 66 to 72
hour flights to the moon.
NASA Mariner-Mars 64, Vintage B/W Photo - NASA Photo ID:

Photo:  8 x 10 Vintage original in excellent condition on fiber based paper with blue
NASA text on reverse. In near mint condition.

Description:  The Test on reverse reads, "October 29, 1964 -- A Mariner-mars 64
spacecraft mounted in its shroud atop an Atlas D-Agena D Launch vehicle is kept at
even temperature by a colling blanket. NASA's Jet Propulsion laboratory has
prepared two spacecraft, Mariner C and mariner D, for Launch from Cape Kennedy.  
The mission objectives are to provide engineering experience on the operation of a
spacecraft during a long-duration flight away from the sun and to perform scientific
measurements in interplanetary space between the orbits of Earth and Mars and in
the vicinity of Mars."
( Last Photo Update: November 13, 2011 )
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NASA Jupiter C RS-29,  Vintage B/W Photo - USAF Photo ID: PL 32685

Photo:  8 x 10 Vintage original in excellent condition on fiber based paper with blue
US Air Force text on reverse.  

Description:  Dated 1/31/58.  A very beautiful close up of the Jupiter C RS-29 booster
with Explorer 1 onboard as it lifts off from Launch Complex 26A at the Cape.

Explorer 1 - Discovered Van Allen radiation belts and was the first successful US
orbital launch. Spacecraft engaged in research and exploration of the upper
atmosphere or outer space.
NASA Lunar Orbiter B,  Vintage B/W Photo - NASA Photo ID: 122-KSC-66PC-383

Photo:  8 x 10 Vintage original in excellent condition on fiber based paper with blue
NASA text on reverse.

Description:  Dated 11-6-66.  Reverse reads, Lift off of Lunar Orbiter B with
Atlas/Agena D launch vehicle at 06:21 EST P.M. from Complex 13.

Lunar Orbiter II was launched 6 November 1966 at 6:21 p.m. EST from Launch
Complex 13 at Cape Kennedy, to photograph possible landing sites on the moon for
the Apollo program. The Atlas-Agena D booster placed the spacecraft in an
earth-parking orbit and, after a 14-minute coast, injected it into its 94-hour trajectory
toward the moon. A midcourse correction maneuver on November 8 increased the
velocity from 3,051 to 3,133 kilometres per hour. At that time the spacecraft was
265,485 kilometres from the earth.
US Air Force Hound Dog Missle, Vintage B/W Photo -USAF Photo ID: 166263

Photo:  8 x 10 Vintage original in excellent, near mint, condition on fiber based paper
with blue U.S. Air Force text on reverse.  Just a fantastic photo.

Description:  The Test on reverse reads, "An Air Force XGAM-77A Hound Dog
air-to-surface missile is shown flying over New Mexico's White Sands Missile
Range. The Hound Dog, produced for the Strategic Air Command by North American
Aviation's Space and information Systems Division, has the capability for both high
and low level flight following its launch from a B-52. "
US Air Force Minuteman Missile Launch

Photo:  8 x 10 Vintage original in good condition on fiber based paper with repeating
"A KODAK PAPER" watermarks on reverse.

Description:  Launch of a minuteman missile with classic smoke ring at top of photo.
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