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Space Race

Space Race

  • Mercury-Redstone 3 Rocket

    Mercury-Redstone 3 Rocket

    About Mercury-Redstone 3 Rocket: Featured in the film The Right Stuff, the Mercury Program helped pioneer American space exploration. The Mercury Redstone 3 was the result of many (unsuccessful) test launches, paving the way for the historic mission...

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  • Freedom 7 Capsule + Sikorsky H-34

    Freedom 7 Capsule + Sikorsky H-34

    About Freedom 7 Capsule + Sikorsky H-34: Delivered by the Redstone rocket, the Freedom 7 capsule was launched on May 5, 1961. The capsule was piloted by Alan B. Shepard Jr. The short, suborbital was the first successful mission by the United States to...

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  • Vostok 1 - With R-7 Rocket

    Vostok 1 - With R-7 Rocket

    About the Vostok 1 - With R-7 Rocket: The post-World War II era saw the advancement of rocket technology based on German research during the war. Several countries set out to design rockets as Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM) to deliver...

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  • X-15 Rocket Plane

    X-15 Rocket Plane

    About the X-15 Rocket Plane: In a joint project between NASA and the United States Air Force, the X-15 program was intended to provide high speed flight research. Much of this research was used in the design of both modern-day fighter jets and by the...

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  • Pioneer 10 - American Space Probe

    Pioneer 10 - American Space Probe

    About Pioneer 10 - American Space Probe: Beginning with the first satellite launch with Sputnik in 1957, the next fifteen years proved remarkable for space exploration. The United States put astronauts on the moon in 1969 with Apollo 11. Pioneer 10...

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  • Mercury Control Center

    Mercury Control Center

    About the Mercury Control Center: When NASA sends astronauts into space, an incredible team of people are required to make the mission a success. The image of the NASA mission control center is iconic, featured in several films and documentaries on the...

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  • Friendship 7 (with Mercury-Atlas 6 rocket)

    Friendship 7 (with Mercury-Atlas 6 rocket)

    About the Friendship 7 (With John Glenn & Mercury-Atlas 6 rocket): Throughout history, human beings have been motivated to explore the unknown. Although fairly new, space exploration has made incredible discoveries in a short period of time. When...

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  • X-1 Rocket Plane

    X-1 Rocket Plane

    About the X-1 Rocket Plane: Known to many as “Glamorous Glennis”, the X-1 Rocket Plane is well-known in aviation history. Shaped like a .50 caliber bullet, the X-1 was modified several times to increase the likelihood of a successful...

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