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Grissom, Virgil I  Search this
Barnes, R. Bowling  Search this
Barnes Engineering Company  Search this
United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration  Search this
Project Mercury (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Black-and-white photographs
left to right: U.S. astronaut Virgil Ivan Grissom (1926-1967) and R. Bowling Barnes, President of Barnes Engineering Company. Grissom was visiting the firm, which was producing infrared stabilization devices for the NASA Project Mercury spacecraft. Later that year, Grissom piloted "Liberty Bell 7" on the second Project Mercury flight (July 21, 1961).
Cite as:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2008-2116
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Astronauts  Search this
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Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-2116]
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives