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The Space Race Photo Gallery
This photo gallery includes the following images:
United States Air Force Pilot Charles E. "Chuck" Yeager
National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) Logo
President Dwight D. Eisenhower
Explorer 1 - America's first successful man-made satellite
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Logo
North American X-15
The Mercury Seven Astronauts: Malcolm Scott Carpenter, Leroy G. "Gordo" Cooper, John H. Glenn, Jr., Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, Walter M. "Wally" Schirra, Alan B. Shepard, Jr., and Donald K. "Deke" Slayton.
Mercury Redstone Rocket
President John F. Kennedy
Project Mercury Logo
Ham the "Space Chimp"
Political Cartoon showing the Mercury Astronauts' frustration by sending a chimpanzee up first.
Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin
Alan B. Shepard on board "Freedom 7" - America's first man in space
Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom next to "Liberty Bell 7"
Mercury Atlas Rocket
John H. Glenn, Jr. - America's first man to orbit the earth
Donald K. "Deke" Slayton
Leroy G. "Gordo" Cooper - took the last Mercury flight on board "Faith 7."
"The New Nine" Gemini Astronauts - From left to right: Edward H. White II, James McDivitt, John W. Young, Elliot M. See, Charles "Pete" Conrad, Frank Borman, Neil Armstrong, Thomas P. Stafford, and James A. Lovell Jr.
Cosmonaut Alexey Leonov - The first man to perform an EVA (Extra-Vehicular Activity)
Ed White on Gemini IV - America's first spacewalk
Gemini V Patch - America's first long duration space flight.
Gemini VI and Gemini VII - Tackled rendezvous and long duration space flight
Inside view of Gemini Seven - Frank Borman and Jim Lovell tackled long duration space flight, staying in orbit for fourteen days!
Astronaut Gene Cernan on Gemini IX
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin working in space on Gemini XII. Aldrin practically invented working in space!
The Apollo 1 Crew - Virgil I. "Gus" Grissom, Ed White II, and Roger Chaffee. A fire on board the spacecraft claimed the lives of the crew, during a routine "plugs out" test on the pad.
Apollo 1 spacecraft interior, following the fire.
Commemorative plaque at launch pad 34B, where the Apollo 1 fire occurred.
Apollo 7 Crew
Apollo 8 patch
Apollo 11 Mission Logo
Apollo 11 Crew: Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins, and Buzz Aldrin.
Buzz Aldrin Walking On The Moon - Apollo 11
Missions following Apollo 11 - Apollo 12 - 17.
Apollo 13 Logo
The Genesis Rock
Apollo 17 - Gene Cernan on the last Apollo moon mission.
Apollo - Soyuz Test Project
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Episode 4: The Space Race
More in this Series
The Space Race, Part 1 - The Early Days And Project Mercury
The Space Race, Part 2 - Gemini And Apollo
"Chasing The Moon" Event - Apollo Recoveries | Introduction
"Chasing The Moon" Event - Apollo Recoveries | Bob Coggin - Navy SEAL
"Chasing The Moon" Event - Apollo Recoveries | Milt Putnam - Photographer
History in a Nutshell - Teacher Resources
Bibliography And Works Cited For Episode 4: The Space Race | History In A Nutshell
Proportionality: The X-Plane Generation | NASA CONNECT
USC Computer Science Professor Discusses His Career | Carolina Money
Space Shuttle Orbiter Tour, Part 3 | Project Discovery
Geometry & Algebra: The Future Flight Equation | NASA CONNECT
David S. Lewis | Legacy of Leadership Profile
Archaeological Field School at Fort Hill | Let's Go!
Eclipse | Digital Traditions
Biomedical Engineering In Alzheimer's | diSCovering science
Baseball Bat | Eye Wonder
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