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PROJECT MERCURY SUMMARY CONFERENCE - NASA - HOUSTON, TX

1963-10-01

NASA

NASA
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).

HOUSTON, TX

Details

  • Title: PROJECT MERCURY SUMMARY CONFERENCE - NASA - HOUSTON, TX
  • Date Created: 1963-10-01
  • Rights: JSC
  • Album: wharold

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