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TITLE: Girl astronaut
CALL NUMBER: LOOK - Job 59-8504
SUMMARY: Photographs show pilot and auto test driver Betty Skelton undergoing a multitude of physiological tests to assess her fitness to become an astronaut. Includes Skelton with astronauts Wally Schirra, John Glenn, Alan Shepard, Virgil (Gus) Grissom, Donald Slayton, Scott Carpenter and Gordon Cooper at various locations, including the Air Force School of Aviation Medicine, San Antonio, Texas; Naval Air Development Center, Johnsonville, Pa.; McDonnell Aircraft Corp., St. Louis, Mo.; Cape Canaveral, Fla.; and Langley Field, Va. Includes Skelton with Brig. Gen. Don Flicker, asst. for bioastronautics at the Air Research and Development Center. Also Skelton with Soviet space scientists at the American Rocket Society trade show.
Unpublished photographs show Betty Skelton posing at launch pad in a space suit; in street clothes; in a space capsule; training in a swimming pool.
MEDIUM: 55 photographic prints (contact sheets).
published 3 slides : color.
unpublished 21 slides : color.
CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1959 Oct. 5 (date added to Look's library)
Sandberg, Bob, photographer.
16 images published in: The lady wants to orbit, produced by Ben Kocivar, Look, v. 24, no. 3 (Feb. 2, 1960), p. 112-116, 119 and on cover.
1 image published in: Letters to the editor, Look, v. 24, no. 6 (Mar. 15, 1960), p. 20.
PART OF: Look Magazine Photograph Collection (Library of Congress)
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