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

In this photo from 1964, researchers at NASA’s Langley Research Center conduct studies to determine the types of difficulties astronauts might encounter on the lunar surface, where the force of gravity is only one-sixth that of Earth.

Astronauts Walter Schirra, left, and Thomas Stafford, right, practice water escape from the two man Gemini capsule at the NASA facilities. Schirra assists Astronaut Stafford in leaving the capsule.

A view of several assorted dehydrated meals in plastic bags designed for astronauts on NASA’s Project Gemini space missions in 1963.