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Yerkes Observatory

Date: 1935
Description: Elevated exterior view of Yerkes Observatory. Geneva Lake is in the background, left. Roads and sidewalks cross the sweeping, well tended lawns. The desi...
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Telescope at Washburn Observatory

Date: 1930
Description: Telescope at Washburn Observatory with man at controls.
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Women Astronomers

Date: 1880
Description: Maria Mitchell, first woman astronomer in the United States at Vassar College.
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Shooting for the Moon

Date: May 14 1963
Description: Lunar trajectory paths and computations on a blackboard are discussed by employees of Milwaukee's Astronautics, Inc.
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Skilled Hands at Work

Date: January 27 1968
Description: Woman works on a wire harness for the lunar module section of an Apollo spacecraft at the AC Electronics division of General Motors Corp. plant.
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Saturn SA-5 Rocket

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Description: Workmen making adjustments for launch are dwarfed by the Saturn SA-5 booster rocket, a preliminary stage in the development of the Saturn V. Eventually, Sa...
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Saturn C-1

Date: 1961
Description: A Saturn C-1 booster rocket (later renamed Saturn 1) during a static firing at the Marshall Space Flight Center. This test was an early stage in the develo...
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Gemini 7

Date: December 15 1965
Description: The Gemini 7 spacecraft as photographed by the Gemini 6 crew, 160 miles above the earth. The two-man crew of Gemini 7 included Frank Borman and James A. L...
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Alan Shepard

Date: 1966
Description: Astronaut Alan Shepard (second from the left), then the head of NASA's astronaut office, talks with the press at Cape Canaveral before the Gemini 8. On Apr...
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Gemini 8 Astronauts

Date: March 1966
Description: Astronauts Neil A. Armstrong (right) and David R. Scott, the two-man crew scheduled to fly Gemini 8, visiting the Lockheed plant where the Agena target veh...
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Gemini Interview

Date: August 17 1965
Description: NBC News broadcaster Merrill Mueller interviewing Lockheed engineer Bud Zeller about the Gemini Agena Target Vehicle. The interview was part of a public re...
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Apollo 16 Before Launch

Date: April 16 1972
Description: The Apollo 16 flight crew and backup crew at the breakfast served four hours before launch. With them, seated on the right side of the table and pointing,...
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Apollo 16 on the Moon

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Description: Astronaut Charles M Duke, Jr., collecting lunar samples using a rake and tongs. This photograph was taken on the moon by John W. Young, the crew commander....
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Apollo 13 Patch

Date: 1972
Description: Mission patch design for Apollo 13. This patch was worn by Commander James A. Lovell, Jr., formerly of Milwaukee; John L. Swigert, Jr.; and Fred W Haise,...
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Apollo 17 Lunar Rover

Date: September 1972
Description: Astronauts Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt practice operating the lunar roving vehicle (LRV) in preparation for the Apollo 17 mission to the moon. They...
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Astronaut Deke Slayton

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Description: Astronaut Donald K. Slayton of Sparta, Wisconsin. Slayton enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942 at age 18 and flew 56 combat missions in B-25s during Worl...
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Astronaut Exhibit at Austin Straubel Airport

Date: 1965
Description: A traveling display about the NASA manned space program on exhibit at Austin Straubel Airport. Included in the exhibit is a model of a space capsule and a...
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NASA Parasev

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Description: Astronaut Neil Armstrong (right), the first man to walk on the surface of the Moon, with Tom Poberezny, the son of EAA founder Paul Poberezny and the presi...
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Telescope at Washburn Observatory

Date: November 08 1926
Description: Small telescope at University of Wisconsin-Madison Washburn Observatory.
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Starwagon

Date: June 20 1963
Description: A member of the Milwaukee Astronomical society explains the telescope to children as they look at the stars from the starwagon at the Doerfler playground.

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