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This 1958 scale model shows the Mercury capsule shape B design, indicating the position of the astronaut.

NASA's Future Capsule

entrance to an astronaut suit

An Astronaut Float

NASA Astronaut Chris Cassidy

Presenting The Project Mercury Ballistic Capsule!

You are astronaut of your own life. Explore!

Spacewalking Astronaut John Grunsfeld

The Seven Astronauts of the Mercury Program try on their distinctive silver space suits.


An Atlas booster surges skyward from the launch pad carrying astronaut Wally Schirra. He rides atop inside Sigma 7, the tiny black and white capsule surmounted by the red escape tower.

SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket/Dragon Capsule at Night

This astronaut has a great look going on. Walter M. "Wally" Schirra, one of the original 7 astronauts for Mercury Project NASA 1959.

Launched from Earth on July 16, 1969, the three astronauts of Apollo 11 arrived in orbit of the moon on July 19. The following day, Commander Neil Armstrong and Lunar Module Pilot Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin climbed into their lunar module “Eagle” and achieved humanity’s first landing on another celestial body.

An astronaut and the parts of his Pressure Suit.

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin poses for a snapshot while inside the Lunar Module in this July 1969 NASA image. Aldrin and astronaut Neil Armstrong were the first humans to land and walk on the moon on July 20, 1969.

Project Mercury: [ Infographic ]

Inside the Cupola, NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, an Expedition 36 flight engineer, uses a 400mm lens on a digital still camera to photograph a target of opportunity on Earth some 250 miles below him and the International Space Station. Cassidy has been aboard the orbital outpost since late March and will continue his stay into September.

skydiving from space

(March 16, 1966) Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong and David R. Scott sit with their spacecraft hatches open while awaiting the arrival of the recovery ship, the USS Leonard F. Mason after the successful completion of their Gemini VIII mission.

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