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[Photograph 2012.201.B1098.0662]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "A picture-window of glass capable of withstanding temperatures approaching 2,000 degrees is installed in the side of the Project Mercury space capsule."
Date: January 25, 1960
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1098.0653]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "A little Joe rocket which hurled an unmanned one-ton Mercury space capsule at Wallops Island,Va. is shown during recent launch preparations."
Date: November 8, 1960
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1098.0643]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "A Mercury capsule, such as a U.S. Astronaut will use in space flight from Cape Canaveral, Fla. is sent skyward."
Date: April 28, 1961
Creator: AP News Photo
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1098.0667]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Miss Sam", a monkey, takes off from an experimental station aboard a Little Joe rocket topped with a Mercury Capsule on a flight into space."
Date: January 21, 1960
Creator: U.P.I. Telephoto
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1098.0174]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Astronaut John Glenn took time out from training for tomorrow's scheduled orbital flight to get a haircut at a Coacoa Beach barber shop today. Top left, a youngster asks for an autograph, top right, Bill Lloyd, information officer for the national Aeronautics and Space Administration talks with Glenn, in bottom photos Glenn finally gets his haircut. These pictures were made by Murray Alvey, Telenews cameraman for the ABC Televison network."
Date: February 19, 1962
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1098.0172]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Map locates where the carriers Wasp, Enterprise and Randolph will be stationed for recovery of astronaut John H. Glenn Jr. after this orbital flight scheduled for January 24. carriers will sail this weekend from Norfolk, Va., to take up their positions"
Date: January 21, 1962
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1098.0660]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Trailing two long firey streaks the little Joe rocket carrying, Miss Sam, a monkey reaches for altitude over the alantic ocean"
Date: January 21, 1960
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1098.0156]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Flaming ride into space, astronaut John Glenn rides spaceward inside his Mercury capsule atop Atlas from launch pad at Cape Canaveral missle test center today."
Date: February 20, 1962
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1098.0666]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "The first project Mercury space capsule stands upright in picture taken before the Vechicle was delivered to Wallop's Island."
Date: April 2, 1960
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1098.0167]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Map indicates times the Mercury capsule carrying astronaut John Glenn Jr., passed over key tracking points on his first orbit around the earth today. The Atlas rocket lifted off the Cape Canaveral pade at 947am, EST, and completed the first circut of the globe at 1121am, EST."
Date: February 20, 1962
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1098.0163]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "This picture of astronaut John Glenn was made at 11:11 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, on Tuesday, Feb 20, during his orbital space flight from Cape Canaveral With his lips parted and his eyes closed Glenn shows some of the strain and tension which was imposed on him by the physical, mental and nervous stress of flight."
Date: February 22, 1962
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1098.0641]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "National Aeronautics and Space ADM. techinicians open the pressure chamber of a boiler plste Project Mercury capsule after its recovery from the Atlantic."
Date: January 22, 1960
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1098.0171]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "This is a view of the retro rocket package of the Mercury capsule in which Atronaut John John Glenn will ride in orbit around the earth. The stripes are painted onto the package. When fired, the three rockets slow the capsule down from its orbital speed to permit re-entry."
Date: January 20, 1962
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1098.0158]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Astronaut Alan Shepard stnad at right with his hand on the mercury capsule in which John Glenn orbited the earth three times yesterday after it was returned today to the Cape Canaveral missle test center from where it was launched. Other test center workers stand about as the capsule rests on platform."
Date: February 21, 1962
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1098.0649]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "The escape tower of the Mercury Space Craft rockets away from the Redstone missile that was to boost it on a test flight today."
Date: November 21, 1960
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1098.0166]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Astronaut John Glenn sits on stoll aboard destroyer Noa after his recovery today. Some of the sensory pads are still connected to Glenn after his silver space suit and thermal under garments have been removed."
Date: February 20, 1962
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1098.0668]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Resting in its environmental containe is the female rhesus monkey fired aloft in the Little Joe rocket."
Date: January 21, 1960
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society