20 Photos From The Early Days Of NASA (1960s)


A combo of four pictures showing Ham, the chimpanzee, during his space flight in 1961, taken by a 16mm camera that was trained on his face during the 155-mile high, 5,000 miles-an-hour ride.

U.S. Army engineer Roland Van Allen is seen soldering components to a plastic telemetering card to be installed in a satellite launched in 1957.

Astronaut John Herschell Glenn Jr., poses for a photo in 1961 before becoming the first American to carry out a space orbit of the earth in the Project Mercury capsule Friendship 7.