Space Shuttle Challenger on launch pad 39-A ,ready for its 2nd, and NASA's 7th, Shuttle Mission, designated: STS-7. Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, Florida, the United States.
Animation showing features and operation of shuttle, especially cargo bay and boom.
Launching of a Pershing missile in Cape Canaveral, Florida. A sign reads: "Atlantic Missile Range, Pershing Launch Area No. 30, Army Ballistic Missile Agency". A missile hangar. Views of a gantry and a blockhouse. Signs read "Cape Canaveral". " Patrick AFB", "Welcome to Cocoa Beach, Space Capital USA", "Atlantic Missile Range, Station No. 1, Air Force Missile Test Center".
Welcome and honor of American astronaut John Herschel Glenn Junior in Cape Canaveral. John Glenn disembarks from an aircraft at Patrick Air Force Base in Cape Canaveral. Glenn is greeted and welcomed by his wife, children, mother and father. They arrive at Cape Canaveral town from the air base. Civilians greet and welcome Glenn. The President of the United States John F. Kennedy presents the Space Distinguished Service Medal praising his courage.
The U.S. Destroyer, USS Barton (DD-722) underway slowly in the Cape Canaveral Ship Channel, Cape Canaveral, Florida. She is one of the ships in the Mercury-Atlas 7 orbital mission recovery task force.
Gantry at Cape Canaveral, Florida. Signal light near gantry. Workers open the gantry. Mercury Atlas 8. '113D' and 'United States' written on Mercury Atlas 8. 113D flight readiness firing test at Cape Canaveral. Mercury Atlas 8 creates thrust during launch.
Atlas missile in a hangar and test of an engine in Cape Canaveral Florida. Technicians work on the missile in a hangar. They assemble the outer body parts of the missile. A technician stands on the missile and the other technician helps him to put on the outer cover of the missile. They run tests and check out the vernier engine at Cape Canaveral. They work on the engine. A technician with a paper in his hand. Various tools on the table. The vernier engine on a test machine. A man at a control panel.