Washington, DC, United States

In October 1963, the Project Mercury Summary Conference was held in the Houston, TX, Coliseum. This series of 44 photos is documentation of that conference.

A view of the Houston, TX, Coliseum, and parking area in front with a Mercury Redstone Rocket setup in the parking lot for display (S63-16451).

A view of an Air Force Atlas Rocket, a Mercury Redstone Rocket, and a Mercury Spacecraft on a test booster on display in the front area of the Coliseum (S63-16452).

A view an Air Force Atlas Rocket and a Mercury Redstone Rocket set up for display with the Houston City Hall in the background (S63- 16453).

This view shows the Atlas Rocket, Mercury Redstone, and Mercury Test Rocket with the Houston, TX, Coliseum in the background (S63- 16454).

A balcony view, from the audience right side, of the attendees looking at the stage (S63-16455).

A view of the NASA Space Science Demonstration with equipment setup on a table, center stage and Space Science Specialist briefing the group as he pours Liquid Oxygen into a beaker (S63-16456).

View of the audience from the balcony on the audience right showing the speakers lecturn on stage to the audience left (S63-16457).

A view of attendees in the lobby. Bennet James, MSC Public Affairs Office is seen to the left of center (S63-16458).
Another view of the attendees in the lobby (S63- 16459).

In this view, Astronaut Neil Armstrong is seen writing as others look on (S63-16460).

In this view of the attendees, Astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Walt Cunningham are seen in the center of the shot. The October Calendar of Events is visable in the background (S63-16461).

Dr. Charles Berry is seen in this view to the right of center, seated in the audience (S63-16462).

View of " Special Registration " and the five ladies working there (S63-16463).

A view from behind the special registration table, of the attendees being registered (S63-16464).

A view of a conference table with a panel seated. (R-L): Dr. Robert R. Gilruth, Hugh L. Dryden, Walter C. Williams, and an unidentified man (S63- 16465).

A closeup of the panel at the table with Dr. Gilruth on the left (S63-16466).

About the same shot as number S63-16462, Dr. Berry is seen in this shot as well (S63-16467).

In this view the audio setup is seen. In the audience, (L-R): C. C. Kraft, Vernon E. (Buddy) Powell, Public Affairs Office (PAO); and, in the foreground mixing the audio is Art Tantillo; and, at the recorder is Doyle Hodges both of the audio people are contractors that work for PAO at MSC (S63-16468).

In this view Maxime Faget is seen speaking at the lecturn (S63-16469).

Unidentified person at the lecturn (S63-16470).

In this view the motion picture cameras and personel are shown documenting the conference (S63-16471).

A motion picture cameraman in the balcony is shown filming the audience during a break (S63- 16472).

Family members enjoy an exhibit (S63-16473).

A young person gets a boost to look in a Gemini Capsule on display (S63-16474).

A young person looks at the Gemini Capsule on display (S63-16475).

Dr. Robert R. Gilruth is seen at the conference table (S63-16476).

Walt Williams is seen in this view at the conference table (S63-16477).

Unidentified man sitting next to Walt Williams (S63-16478).

(L-R): Seated at the conference table, Dr. Robert Gilruth, Hugh L. Dryden, and Walt Williams (S63- 16479).

Group in lobby faces visable, (L-R): Walt Williams, unidentified person, Dr. Robert Gilruth, Congressman (S63-16480).

Man in uniform at the lecturn (S63-16481).

Astronaut Leroy Gordon Cooper at the lecturn (S63-16482).

Astronaut Cooper at the lecturn with a picture on the screen with the title, " Astronaut Names for Spacecraft " (S63-16483).

Dr. Gilruth at the lecturn (S63-16484).

Walt Williams at the lecturn (S63-16485).

Unidentified man at the lecturn (S63-16486).

John H. Boynton addresses the Summary Conference (S63-16487).

(L-R): Astronaut Leroy Gordon Cooper, Mrs. Cooper, Senator Cris Cole, and Mrs. Cole (S63- 16488).

In this view in the lobby, Senator and Mrs. Cris Cole, with Astronaut Gordon Cooper standing near the heatshield, and Mrs. Cooper; next, on the right is a press photographer (S63-16489).

(L-R): Astronaut L. Gordon Cooper and Mrs. Cooper, unidentified man, and Senator Walter Richter (S63-16490).

(L-R): Eugene Horton, partially obscured, briefs a group on the Mercury Spacecraft, an unidentified person, Harold Ogden, a female senator, Senator Chris Cole, Mrs. Cole, an unidentified female, Senator Walter Richter, Jim Bower, and an unidentified female (S63-16491).

In this view, Mrs. Jim Bates is seen in the center, and Senator Walter Richter to the right (S63- 16492).

The next three (3) shots are 4X5 CN (S63-16493 - S63-16495).

In this view a NASA Space Science Demonstration is seen (S63-16493).

In this view a shot of the conference table is seen, and, (L-R): Dr. Robert R. Gilruth, Hugh L. Dryden, Mr. Walter Williams, and an unidentfied man (S63-16494 - S63-16495).



  • Date Created: 1963-10-01
  • Rights: JSC
  • Album: wharold

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