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









The rocket carrying the Mercury “Friendship-7” capsule with astronaut John Glenn aboard blasts off in Cape Canaveral, Florida, on February 20nd, 1962, for the first US manned orbital flight ever.

A heavy beard covers the face of astronaut Walter M. Schirra Jr., Apollo 7 Commander, as he looks out the rendezvous window in front of the Commander’s station on the ninth day of the Apollo 7 Earth orbital mission.





The reflections of Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the U.S. Flag, and the Lunar Module are reflected in the face mask of Astronaut Buzz Aldrin when his picture was taken by Armstrong as they walked across the surface of the moon on July 31st, 1969.

The reflections of Astronaut Neil Armstrong, the U.S. Flag, and the Lunar Module are reflected in the face mask of Astronaut Buzz Aldrin when his picture was taken by Armstrong as they walked across the surface of the moon on July 31st, 1969.